Prophet Muhammad (SAAWS)
Who is "Prophet Muhammad" Peace Be Upon Him?
Prophet Muhammad (SAAWS) - Peace Be Upon Him, is 'A Mercy to Mankind'! Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is 'Khatam Al-Anbiya' - The last Prophet sent by Allah (SWT) to all mankind!
Prophet Muhammad (SAAWS) was born in Mekkah in the year 570. His father, Abdullah ibn Abdul-Muttalib died before the birth of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAAWS), and his mother, Amina Bint Wahb, past away shortly after His (Prophet Muhammad - PBUH) birth!
Prophet Muhammad (SAAWS) was raised by his uncle, Abu Talib, who was from the tribe of Quraysh. Prophet Muhammad (SAAWS) was illiterate, enable to read nor write, and remained so till his death.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) the Al-Ameen
He (Prophet Muhammad - PBUH) grew up to be known as 'Al-Ameen', the truthful, honest, generous, sincere and trustworthy. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was forty years old when he received his first revelation, from God (Allah - SWT), through the Arc Angel Gibreel (Gabriel - Peace Be Upon Him) in a cave called 'Hira' - three miles North-East of Mecca.
Ayah 'Iqra' Translation - According to YUSUF ALI
'In The Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful -
Proclaim! (or read!) in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created,
Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood.
Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful,
He Who taught (the use of) the pen,
Taught man that which he knew not.'
Short Tafsee of Surah Al-Alaq by Yasir Qadhi (Listen to the Beautiful Recitation of Yasir Qadhi - Masha-Allah!)
The revelations continued for twenty-three years, through Angel Gabriel (Peace Upon Him).
The Message of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was commanded by Allah (SWT) to deliver one message to the idols worshipers and polytheists, and to then, an embattled humanity!
- The message of the Oneness of Allah (SWT) - This Oneness of God (Allah - SWT) was sent to the Idolaters and Polytheists
- The message of Peace - This message of Peace was sent to, again, an embattled humanity (fights between tribes)
The message was revealed one the 'Night of Power' - Leilatou'l Kadr (in Arabic) which is a blessed night in the month of Ramadan that occurs during the last ten days of the month of Ramadan.
The Emigration of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
Preaching the Oneness of Allah (SWT) to Idolaters and Polytheists was not an easy task and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) knew its difficulty but He was ready and capable of fulfilling the commandment of Allah (SWT), thus Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his followers began to suffer persecution from the non-believers and because the persecution got to be extremely fierce, in the year 622, Allah (SWT) revealed, to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) the commandment to migrate to Medina, thus began the Muslim Calendar.
The Return of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and his followers, to Mecca
After many years in Medina, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and his followers returned and entered Makkah peacefully! No blood was spilled, no home and no house of worship were destroyed except the Idols that were inside the Kaaba!
And not long after that, every Maccan resident, and the greater part of the Arabian Peninsula, embraced Islam and became Muslim - of their free will and not by the sword!
Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
To get a detailed analysis of the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), we recommend that you watch the 'Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) - Specialities of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) videos by Yasir Qadhi.