This page is about the history of Hazrat Mohammad (sallaho alahe waali wasalam)
HAZRAT MOHAMMAD (SALLAHO ALAHE WAALI WASALAM) BORN AND LIVED IN MAKA IN THE FIRST 52 YEARS OF HIS LIFE. HE BECAME KNOWN AS A PROMINENT MERCHANT, AND AS AN IMPARTIAL AND TRUSTWORTHY negotiator OF DISPUTES.
HE MARRIED HIS FIRST WIFE, THE WEALTHY 40-YEAR-OLD WIDOW HAZRAT KHADIJAH(R.A) AT THE AGE OF 25. HE WOULD ALSO MARRY HAZRAT AISHA SIDIQA(R.A) AND MANY OTHERS LATER IN HIS LIFE.
Grandfathers of Hazrat Mohammad(SALLAHO ALHAE WAALI WASALAM)
History gives us information about the grandfathers of Hazrat Prophet ( SALALAHO ALAHE WAALI WASALAM)
Adnan, one of his grandfathers. Adnan, who was born one century before Hazrat Eesa’s birth
and who was one of the grandchildren of Hazrat Ismaeel, settled in Makkah.
Adnan’s son Ma’ad is the great grandfather of Ismaeels descent that settled in Hijaz and Najid.
Fahr, nicknamed Quraish, who was a grandchild of Ma’ad and who lived in the third century was
the chief of the tribe that HAZRAT MOHAMMAD (SALLAHO ALAHE WAALI WASALAM)belonged to.
Then, Qusai, one of the descendants of Fahr, became the ruler of Hijaz. Period of Hashim Hashim, one of the grandfathers of HAZRAT MOHAMMAD (SALALAHO ALAHE WAALI WASALAM)(PBUH), was a prestigious and rich person in Quraish.
He also had the duty of administering Makkah. He collected taxes, added some more money to the taxes and helped the poor who came to Makkah during hajj season with that money. Hashim was engaged in trade as most people of Makkah were.
He was the person who started the tradition of sending a caravan of trade to Yemen in winter and Syria in summer. Hashim died in Gaza in Syria in the year 510 during a trade expedition. When he died, he had only one boy, Shaybah, born of a woman from Madinah called Salma.
After a short time from the Event of Elephant, Abdullah died in Madinah, where he travelled when he was 25 years old. A few days after his death, his wife Amina gave birth to a child and he was named “Mohammad”. Muhammad SALALAHO ALAHE WAALI WASALAM was born on the 12th of Rabiul Awwal in the year of Elephant, corresponding the 20th of April, 570, 52 days after the Event of Elephant.
During the night of the birth of Hazrat Mohammad( SALALAHO ALAHE WAALI WASALAM) his mother, the mother of Uthman bin As and the mother of Abdurrahman bin Awf, all said they saw a great light. All of them said: “We saw such a light during his birth that, the light made the east and the west enlightened for us.”
During the birth of Hazrat Mohammad, some miracles took place.
The first: Most of the idols in the Kaaba fell down head over heels that night.
The second: The famous palace of Kisra was shaken and 14 of its balconies fell down.
The third: The small sea of Sawa, which was regarded as holy, went down into the ground that night and the fire of the Magians (fire-worshippers) that was regarded as god and that had been burning continuously and that had never extinguished for one thousand years died out that night.
The events mentioned above indicated that the person to be born that night would abolish fire-worshipping, would break down Persian Sultanate and would prohibit worshipping idols by the permission of Allah.
After the arrival of the Messenger of Allah in this world, especially during the night of his birth, shooting stars became more frequent, which was, a sign that the access of Satan and jinn to information concerning the Unseen was to cease.
Childhood of Hazrat Muhammad (SALALAHO ALAHE WAALI WASALAM)
HAZRAT MOHAMMAD (SALLAHO ALAHE WAALI WASALAM) was entrusted to a wet nurse called Halima of Madinah, from the tribe of Bani Sad, during his infancy in accordance with the customs of Arabs.
After that day, the properties and the milk of the goats of Halima increased unlike those of her tribe. When Allahs Messenger was with Halima Sa’diya as a child, Halima and her husband saw that and informed other people that, a piece of cloud cast a shadow on him so that he would not be disturbed by the sun.
In addition, flies did not disturb him. They did not land on his body or clothes.
After staying with his wet nurse Halima for four years, HAZRAT MOHAMMAD (SALLAHO ALAHE WAALI WASALAM)was returned to his mother, and he started to live with his mother.
However, his mother Aminah did not live long, and she died when her son, Muhammad, was six years old. Muhammad, who was an orphan, was entrusted to his grandfather, Abdulmuttalib.
Abdulmuttalib brought up his beloved grandson with great care. However, three or four years later HAZRAT MOHAMMAD (SALLAHO ALAHE WAALI WASALAM) lost his grandfather.
With the death of Abdulmuttalib, a new period started in the orphans life. In his deathbed, Abdulmuttalib entrusted his grandson to his son, Abu Talib. HAZRAT MOHAMMAD (SALLAHO ALAHE WAALI WASALAM) started to spend the rest of his life in the house of his uncle, Abu Talib.