Lessons from Prophet Muhammad

The Qur’an sees Muhammad as the Messenger of God, as a compassion for all worlds, a role model in all walks of life, as someone who cared for the fate of humanity and as a person who lived the allegiance to God in his life and called to her. In contrast, in the Occident he was portrayed partly as a false prophet or as a competitor to the Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him).

Muhammad was around 570 AD. born in the city of Mecca in Arabia as a member of the respected Quraish tribe. His ancestry goes back to the prophet Ishmael, the son of Abraham. At that time, the Quraish had the most influential position among the Arabs in the Arabian Peninsula, because in Mecca the sanctuary of the Ka’ba, which Abraham had built with his son, stood. In pre-Islamic times, the Kaaba was a place of pilgrimage for the then majority polytheistic Arabs. Muhammad’s father died before his birth and his mother when he was six. He was raised by a wet-nurse, as he was in those days, later taken by his grandfather and later by his uncle. They were merchants and Muhammad (s) became a merchant. Although he did not attend school, he gained extensive knowledge through practical training, which involved traveling extensively. From his youth he was known as a righteous man, which earned him among his compatriots the nickname al-Amin (the trustworthy).

As he got older, Muhammad worked for a wealthy merchant widow named Khadijah. Impressed by his abilities, especially his character and impeccable way of life, Khadijah offered him marriage. She was about forty years old at the time and Muhammad (s) was twenty-five. They got married and had four daughters and a son who died shortly after birth. The lore reports that from then on they have had a very happy marriage

How Did Muhammad Become a Prophet?

Even years before the first revelation, Muhammad (s) used to retire to meditation on a mountain near Mecca. He felt that the beliefs, rites, and traditions of his tribe, based on polytheism, led people astray and distanced them from their destiny as God’s creatures. In a cave thought

Muhammad was around 570 AD. born in the city of Mecca in Arabia as a member of the respected Quraish tribe. His ancestry goes back to the prophet Ishmael, the son of Abraham. At that time, the Quraish had the most influential position among the Arabs in the Arabian Peninsula, because in Mecca the sanctuary of the Ka’ba, which Abraham had built with his son, stood. In pre-Islamic times, the Kaaba was a place of pilgrimage for the then majority polytheistic Arabs. Muhammad’s father died before his birth and his mother when he was six. He was raised by a wet-nurse, as he was in those days, later taken by his grandfather and later by his uncle. They were merchants and Muhammad (s) became a merchant. Although he did not attend school, he gained extensive knowledge through practical training, which involved traveling extensively. From his youth he was known as a righteous man, which earned him among his compatriots the nickname al-Amin (the trustworthy).

Even years before the first revelation, Muhammad (s) used to retire to meditation on a mountain near Mecca. He felt that the beliefs, rites, and traditions of his tribe, based on polytheism, led people astray and distanced them from their destiny as God’s creatures. In a cave he thought about all this without finding a solution and perspective. In the year 610 AD. Once again, when he had retired alone in the cave to meditate and remember God, the angel Gabriel appeared to him and proclaimed that he had been chosen by the one God as the prophet, and gave him the first revelations of the Koran.

Were the Revelations Just Imagination?

Muhammad had not thought of any revelation, nor was he aware of it in any way. An angel appeared in the cave and asked him to recite. He was so overwhelmed by the encounter with the angel and his invitation to read the first verses of the Quran’s revelation that he came home confused. Trembling, he asked his wife to cover him with blankets. He told her about his experience and asked her for advice. She replied that he was kind and just to all people and hastened to help the needy. Therefore, she does not believe that God would abandon him.

His wife then took Muhammad to a relative who was versed in the scriptures. Muhammad (s) told the old man everything he had experienced. He confirmed that he had seen the angel Gabriel, who had previously appeared to the earlier prophets.