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The Prophet’s Biography

He is muhammad, son of abdullah, son of abdul-mottaleb, son of hashem, son of abd-manaf, son of qusay, son of kilab, son of murrah, son of ka’ab, son of lo’ay, son of ghaleb, son of fehr, son of malek, son of al-nadr, son of kenanah, son of khozayma, son of madrekah, son of elyas, son of modar, son of nezar, son of ma’ad, son of adnan.a

We will try to explore some unique aspects of the character and biography of the prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). in doing so, let’s sincerely pray that many of us will start a process of change to acquire many of these traits of our beloved prophet and apply them, in sha` allah. a

Muhammad (pbuh) was of a height a little above the average. he was of sturdy build with long muscular limbs and tapering fingers. the hair of his head was long and thick with some waves in them. his forehead was large and prominent, his eyelashes were long and thick, his nose was sloping, his mouth was somewhat large and his teeth were well set. his cheeks were spare and he had a pleasant smile. his eyes were large and black with a touch of brown. his beard was thick and at the time of his death, he had seventeen gray hairs in it. he had a thin line of fine hair over his neck and chest. he was fair of complexion and altogether was so handsome that abu bakr composed this couplet on him: a

“as there is no darkness in the moonlit night so is mustafa, the well-wisher, bright.1

Prophet muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was entrusted, for more than 23 years, with propagating allah’s words and message to the humanity. it was this role that brought him to a collision with his people. he was inflicted with all forms of adversity, from the pain of hunger to the trepidation of battle. yet, throughout the 23 years of his mission, the prophet always remained just and steadfast in his actions. his conduct was governed by a fear of displeasing allah. during this mission, he changed the history of arabia and laid the foundations of a permanent change in the world’s history. a

The word “Islam” means “submission to the will of God.” Followers of Islam are called Muslims. Muslims are monotheistic and worship one, all-knowing God, who in Arabic is known as Allah. Followers of Islam aim to live a life of complete submission to Allah. a