Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him was born to Aamina (Daughter of Wahab) and Abdullah (Son of Abdul Muttalib). He belong to a noble family of Bani Hashim from Quresh tribe. His father died two months before He was born orphan but his Grandfather Abdul Muttalib took custody of him and raised Him up under his own care. His mother Aamina gave him name “Ahmed” and his grandfather named Him “Mohammed” (Peace be upon him).
According to customs of Arabs he was sent to live in a village with a noble foster-mother Halima Saadia of Saa’d bin Bakr. She looked after Him and regarded him as very special because she got many blessing of Allah SWT after he had come under her care. In healthy environment of desert village He stayed for 5 years and learnt the pure Arabic language of desert. He always regarded his foster-mother with love and great kindness. He was returned to his mother when he was 5 year old. His mother went to Medina for visiting the grave of her husband Abdullah, and on way back to Makkah she died at place called Abwa. The holy prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him was now orphan and his Grandfather took Him under custody. His grandfather loved him very much because he reminded him of his son Abdullah and never left prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him feel unwanted. Abdul Muttalib also died when Prophet Mohammed peace be upon him was just 8 years old. He was deeply grieved upon his demise and he kept weeping upto the edge of his grave. Abdul Muttalib made his son Abu Talib (Uncle of Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon Him), responsible for taking care of young child. Abu Talib fulfilled his duty very well for rest of his life.
Abu Talib treated him very special and Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him never felt lonely with him. . His wife, Fatima bint-e-Asad, also loved the Holy Prophet Mohammed peace be upon dearly and he regarded her as his mother. When Prophet Mohammed peace be Upon was 12, he travelled to Syria with his uncle Abu Talib for trade purpose. On way to Syria the caravan stopped at Busra al-Sham, an old Christian Monk Bahira observed the little boy (Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him) and tested him by few Questions. He recognized him as Last Prophet who was mentioned in unaltered Gospels. He said to Abu Talib:
“This child is destined for greatness,” he said. “Take himback to your country and look after him well.”
So, as soon as he had finished trading He his nephew back to Makkah, He didn’t told anyone about this event but he kept an extra watch on Him looked after the Prophet until he grew up Thus, the Holy Prophet peace be upon him grew up in the household of Abu Talib, He was loved and cherished by all. Abu Talib and Fatima Bint-e-Asad treated him like their own son. As the Holy Prophet Peace be upon him grew up, he was stayed under the protection of his loving uncle Abu Talib. Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him stayed away from idolate ritual of Makkah and He was known for his strong moral character.
- December 23, 2015
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