Essay On Prophet Muhammad

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The prophet Muhammad was born in 570 CE in Mecca. Sadly, before he was born his father (Abdullah) passed away. After his mother passed away the prophet was orphaned at the age of five. His grandfather (‘Abd al Muttalib) then took care of him. When the prophet was eight years old his grandfather also passed away leaving him in the care of his uncle (Abu Talib).
Muhammad gained the reputation of being the truthful one (al-Saadiq) as well as the trustworthy one (al-Amin) while working as a trader between Mecca and Damascus. When the prophet was twenty years old he met a woman named Khadija through his work and married her in 595CE.
Muhammad used to go to a cave in the mountain of ‘Nur’ called the Hira to contemplate and to think. And in 610 CE when he was forty years old, he heard the first revelations of the Qur’an from the Archangel Gabriel (Jibril). Gabriel was instructed by Allah to reveal ‘verses’ (Ayat) of the Qur’an over a period of twenty-three years. The Qur’an was actually written by other believers or family members of Muhammad due to the fact that he couldn’t read or write.
There were forty people who converted to Islam in the three years after the revelations, and the prophet only preached to those that he trusted. Later on the prophet received a lot of
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Salah is the daily ritual prayer, and Muslims pray 5 times a day to remind Muslims that their faith to Allah is important. Muslims start their praying between the first light of the day and sunrise after they have cleaned themselves, and then after the sun has surpassed mid-sky, between mid-afternoon and sunset, between sunset and the last light of the day and then again between late evening when it is dark and midnight. A Muslim can pray in any clean place, by themselves or with fellow Muslims. While the Muslims pray they read from the Qur’an while standing, bowing or sitting. Muslims must wash themselves before each prayer and this process is called
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