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Beginning of the Prophetic Mission

Beginning of the Prophetic Mission

Finally the appointed moment arrived, the moment which had been foretold by previous Prophets (PBUH) to their followers. At the age of 40, the orphan son of Abdullah attained the exalted station of messengerhood. It was he alone at that time who had prepared for guiding the world with his message for only this great and heavy responsibility could call for such qualities and virtues as he possessed.

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Some Important Events during the Holy Prophet's Mission in Madinah

Some Important Events during the Holy Prophet's Mission in Madinah After his arrival in Madina, the Holy Prophet (S) was faced with a new challenge. For the first time, the Muslims were centralised and arrangements had to be made to run this new Muslim state. The Holy Prophet (S) faced three main problems. These were: ...

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The Prophetic Mission in Makkah

The Prophetic Mission in Makkah The Holy Prophet (S) use to spend a lot of his time in the cave of Mount Hira, which is a mountain overlooking the Holy Ka'ba, some three miles north of Makka. It was his habit to sometimes spend a few days continuously in the cave in prayers, and his wife Bibi Khadija (A) would bring him some food and water.

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Life of Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) Before Starting the Mission

Life of Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) Before Starting the Mission This paper is an attempt to study some aspects of the Prophet Mohammad's life before his mission started. Issues such as the Prophet's birth, his nursing, the story of the splitting of his chest (shaqq al-Sadr) and his participation in the Sacrilegious War (Harb al-Fijar) are discussed.

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The Universal Mission of Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.)

The Universal Mission of Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) Wilson: The history of the Prophet informs us that at the age of forty, while he was worshipping on Mount Hira, the light of God shone upon him and he heard the voice of the Truth. At that moment his commission as a messenger of God to mankind commenced. What did the message of Hira reveal to Muhammad (S.A.W.)?

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The Prophet's Spiritual State at the Time of His Mission

The Prophet's Spiritual State at the Time of His Mission This paper discusses the part of the life of the Prophet wherein all of the aims of the Prophet's apostleship and all of his teachings are concentrated. Those who believe in the doctrine of prophethood acknowledge that it is a divine duty and a mission from God. They consider that God appointed it to those whom He selected from among His good servants, from those who were exalted among mankind. They believe that Allah sent the Prophets to teach people wisdom and knowledge and the ways of happiness and goodness.

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Anecdotes from the Life of the Holy Prophet of Islam(S.A.W.)

Anecdotes from the Life of the Holy Prophet of Islam(S.A.W.) Nasiba The Hero of Uhud Battle The deep scar on the shoulder of Nasiba, daughter of Kaab, spoke of a major wound in the past. Whenever the women, especially of the younger generation who had not seen the time of the Prophet or were too small at that time, noticed the cavity in her shoulder, they enquired with extreme curiosity about the frightening incident, which had resulted in the injury to her shoulder.

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The Department of Intelligence and Security of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

The Department of Intelligence and Security of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) The department of Intelligence is a department which is responsible for acquiring and collecting all the information in matters pertaining to the enemy. This information especially covers: intention [of war], amassing [of forces], land where the enemy will fight, a detailed study of the acquired information and ensuring its accuracy - and different methods and tools of intelligence were employed to this end.

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The Indescribability of God, the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.), and the Imams (A.S.)

The Indescribability of God, the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.), and the Imams (A.S.) With my continuous chain of transmission reaching the august shaykh, the best of the traditionists, Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni, from ‘Ali ibn Ibrahim, from his father, from Hammed, from Rib’i, from Zurarah, from Abu Ja’far (A), [Zurarah] says:

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The Necessity for Sending the Messengers

The Necessity for Sending the Messengers Did God create man as part of the chain of reproduction, to be a cog in a machine, and to be counted only as an automaton? Was man created only for his own enjoyment? Was he created only to amass as much wealth as possible through any means, direct or devious, so as to satisfy his material wants? Is there no greater idea behind his creation?

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Muhammad (S) The Messenger of Allah: A Glimpse on Holy Prophet's Life

 Muhammad (S) The Messenger of Allah: A Glimpse on Holy Prophet's Life   Born in Makka on 17th Rabiul Awwal about 53 years before Hijra. The year of his birth was called “Amul Feel” due to the invasion of the Ka’aba by Abraha the viceroy of the Abyssinian King. Since the forces of Abraha arrived on elephants which is “Feel” in Arabic, the Arabs called this the year of the elephant. According to the Christian Calendar it was 571 AD.  

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Did the wives of the Prophet poison him as narrated by al-Ayyashi?

Did the wives of the Prophet poison him as narrated by al-Ayyashi? This is a follow up question from the original question posted here: Was the Holy Prophet poisoned and martyred or did he die a natural death? - Please read that post first before reading this.

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The Birth of Holy Muhammad and the Early Years of His Life

The Birth of Holy  Muhammad and the Early Years of His Life Abdullah was the favorite son of Abdul Muttalib. When he was seventeen years old, he was married to Amina, a high-born lady of Yathrib, a city in the north of Makkah. He was not, however, destined to live long, and died only seven months after his marriage.

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Some Useful Sayings of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H and His Household) [01]

Some Useful Sayings of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H and His Household) [01] لَيْسَ المُؤْمِنُ بِالطَّعَّانِ وَلا اللَّعَّانِ وَلا الفَاحِشِ وَلا البَذِي. A (true) believer does not taunt, damn, slander and abuse people.

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Prophet's Migration and Arrival in Madina

Prophet's Migration and Arrival in Madina Ali bin Ibrahim, Shaykh Tusi, Shaykh Tabarsi, Ibn Shahr Ashob etc. have narrated through reliable chains about the migration of the Messenger of Allah (S) that when the Quraish infidels saw that the cause of the Prophet gained ground daily, ..

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The Last Holy Prophet and Universal Man

The Last Holy Prophet and Universal Man The Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) as the founder of Islam and the messenger of God's revelation to mankind is the interpreter par excellence of the Book of God; and his Hadith and Sunnah, his sayings and actions, are after the Quran, the most important sources of the Islamic tradition.

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Muhammad (S.A.W.) in the Mirror of Islam

Muhammad (S.A.W.) in the Mirror of Islam Islam is based on two realities: the blessed personality of the Prophet Muhammad, who was chosen exactly fourteen lunar centuries ago to deliver God's message and to be the leader of mankind; and the Quran, the Book from God which is the Prophet's enduring miracle and which contains God's words in the form of intellectual and practical teachings of a universal nature.

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A General Account of the Holy Prophet's Battles

A General Account of the Holy Prophet's Battles A general account of the prophet's battles in Which He Himself Participated, and for Which He Sent Detachments. The Main Events of His Life Until He Departed This World, the Signs of His Prophethood Which Occurred During That Time, and Proofs of His Veracity and Apostleship. Biographers of the Prophet and Qur'an commentators have reported that the number of the battles: which the Messenger of Allah himself led was twenty-six. As for the detachments which he sent out for battle but in which he himself did not take part, they were thirty-six. In nine of his battles, he himself took part in the fighting. These were: Badr, Uhud, al-Khandaq (the Trench), the battle against the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayzah, al-Mustaliq, Khaybar, al-Fath (the Conquest of Mecca), Hunayn and the battle of at-Ta'if.

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Death of the Holy Prophet (s): The Immortal Sorrow

Death of the Holy Prophet (s): The Immortal Sorrow The Prophet’s death was the greatest of calamities that the Ahlul Bayt faced Death of the Holy Prophet (s): The Immortal SorrowAfter appointing Imam Ali (a.s.) in Ghadeer Khum as the caliph over the nation after him, the Prophet (saws) set out back to Medina. But, a day after another, his health got worse and illnesses began attacking him. He suffered a bad fever for many days that whoever of his wives or visitors put herhis hand on his (the Prophet) body, felt its heat. [1] A vessel of cold water was put beside him in which he put his hand and put it on his holy face in order to lessen the heat of the fever.

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Truth of The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)

Truth of The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) Now that I have explained all necessary conditions of prophet-hood, it will not be out of place to give in short sentences some proofs of the Divine origin of the prophethood of the Holy Prophet of Islam, Muhammad Mustafa (s.a.w.).

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