Prophet Mohammed was in his late thirties he used to regularly visit a cave near
was 40 years of age he was visited by angel Gabriel who urged the prophet to
Mohammed was initially reluctant and said: "I am not a proclaimer."
insisted and commanded the Prophet by saying:
in the name of your Lord who created!
Created man from a clot of blood.
Proclaim: Your Lord is the Most Generous,
Who teaches by the pen;
man what he knew not. (Qur'an 96:1-3)
Children, In simple words, what the Angel was saying was, that the Prophet
should state publicly what God wants to tell the world (that they do not know)
through him (prophet Mohammed).
Mohammed's basic message was to have faith in One True God who he called Allah
and in righteous action.
Mohammed always clarified that he was only a prophet. He was not an angel, he
did not know the mind of God and he did not perform miracles. He simply preached
what he received.
receive, he did.
was the outcome!
considered the spoken Word of God.
Mohammed was so peace loving that he signed a peace treaty when many of his
followers were ready to fight till death.
go without a meal for days on end.
One of the
moral virtues of the Prophet is ‘kindliness to unbelievers’
As long as
you believe in God you cannot be considered an unbeliever.
as I have said earlier all prophets, saints and Incarnations should be
Because they are lamps that light the way of those who are good and have moved
away from the evil path.
you not rather be in a bright place rather than a dark one?
know I would!
Ma Nani Ma
Hijira and Kaaba
the first three years, Prophet Mohammed had only 40 followers.
the Prophet taught was not in keeping with the Meccan way of life,
prophet and his followers were ill-treated.
were made fun of, stoned, beaten and thrown into prison.
children, sometimes you have to go through a difficult time, before your hard
work bears fruit.
that time, God is trying to test how strong your faith is!
day Prophet Mohammed and his followers received good news!
city 280 miles North of Mecca needed a strong ruler.
delegation from Yathrib was ready to worship Allah only, and defend defend
Prophet Mohammed and his followers if the latter took the job of becoming their
prophet prayed. When he received approval from Allah, he decided to escape to
Yathrib along with his followers.
leaders in Mecca tried to prevent the escape but Prophet Mohammed along with his
close friend Abu Bakr managed to arrived Yathrib safely.
Muslims celebrate this happening as the Hijira. This event occurred in the year
622. Yathrib was renamed as Medinat
al-Nabi, "the City of the Prophet," and is now known simply as
Prophet Mohammed proved to be a talented politician.
Muhammad defeated Mecca.
Prophet rededicated the Ka'ba temple to Allah.
died in 632, having conquered nearly all of Arabia for Islam.