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Muhammad (PBUH), The Prophet of Mercy


Our Prophet, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), is the last of Allah's Prophets. He was born in the town of Mecca, in Arabia. He lived amongst the people there for forty years, and when he was forty years old, Allah chose him to be His Prophet. Allah showed him the road of true happiness in life and commanded him to be the people guide. For three years he called the people to Islam in secret.

After those three years, Allah told him to manifest his mission. The Holy Prophet stood on a large boulder. He called the people. The people recognised him. They ran and gathered around him. He wanted to speak to the people and give them the good tidings.

"O People," he cried. "I am Allah's Prophet. I am your guide. I am the guide of the lost.

I have brought the most wonderful presents for you.

I have brought a message for you from Allah: believe in the One God and find real and lasting happiness. Say: 'La ilaha illallah.' Say: 'There is no god but Allah' and save yourselves from a baseness and delusion." * The Holy Prophet brought us the most wonderful presents.

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in his Youth

The Holy Prophet Muhammad, (S.A.) was born to one of the families of Mecca. His father was 'Abdullab and his mother was Aminah.

Muhammad's father died before he was born. After he was born his mother entrusted him to a wet-nurse. The name of Muhammad's wet-nurse was Halimah. Halimah took Muhammad to the hilly country for him to be brought up in the clean air.

When Muhammad was four, he wanted to go out one day with the shepherds to the hill sides, where they used to pasture their flocks. Halimah combed his hair, dressed him in new clothes, and then put a necklace of green beads around his neck. "What's this necklace for?" enquired Muhammad.

It's to save you from danger on the mountainside," said Halimah.

Muhammad took it off his neck and gave it back to her, and said:

"There is Someone Who saves me from all kinds of danger, while these green beads can't do anything." "Who is that?" asked Halimah. "Who saves you from all kinds of danger?" "Allah," said Muhammad, "our Creator."


Being Kind to Children

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was very kind to children and loved them very much. One day, he placed his two grandchildren, Hassan and Hussein, on his lap and began kissing and cuddling them. A man who was passing by saw what the Prophet (PBUH) was doing, and became very surprised. "I have ten children," he said. "And I have not kissed even one of them." The Prophet heard what this hard-hearted man said and became very annoyed. "I do not think this man will attain Paradise," he said.

Our Holy Prophet loved children. He used to carry them on his shoulders. The children would become very happy and laugh. The Prophet, too, would become happy at the pure happiness and laughter of the children and a smile would appear on his face.

Our Holy Prophet used to give his salam to children and would tell his companions: "I give my salam to children and respect them, and Muslims should follow my behavior and always be warm and loving with children." The Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used to speak about children - boys and girls - and Say:

"O Muslims, O fathers and mothers, O my followers, be kind and compassionate towards children, for someone who is not kind to children has no place amongst the Muslims."

Our Holy Prophet was kind to children and became happy at their pure and innocent laughter.


The Children's Book On Islam



P. 27 - 28

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P. 35 – 36

Other Links:

The Last of the Prophets of Allah: The Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

The Holy Prophet of Islam Receives His Mission

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