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The Life of Muhammad

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The Life of Muhammad Muhammad was born in the year 570 in the town of Mecca; it is a mountain town in the high desert part of Western Arabia. His name comes from the Arabic verb hamada meaning, " To praise, To Glorify". He was the son of Abd Allah bin Al- Muttalib and Amina bint Wahb. Abd Allah died before he was born and his mother looked after him in the hills while he learnt pure Arabic When Muhammad was six his mother took him to Yathrib to visit his father's grave but on the way back she too took ill and died. ...read more.


Khadija was impressed by Muhammad's honesty and proposed marriage to him in 595. He was then 25 but she was nearly 40. He carried on working with her business and over the next few years she gave birth to six children. The two sons died at birth and the four daughters became successful traders. Muhammad then started making journeys to the mountains and caves to meditate and fast. On one occasion after a few visionary experiences he was visited by an overpowering presence and told to recite words of beauty and force. Muhammad was very scared and it took him years to speak of his experience outsides his family. ...read more.


The Muslims won the battle of Badr in 624 but lost the battle of Uhud. The other two battles were stalemate. Later on a treaty was signed which made the Muslims a separate Arabic group who could travel around freely. In January 630 Mecca's power had switched to Muhammad and the Muslims. As they marched in to Mecca many tribes joined them along the way. There was no bloodshed in Mecca because the opposition had realised they were beaten. He went to live in Medina for another three years, he returned to Mecca one last time as a pilgrimage and tens of thousand of people joined him. After the pilgrimage he retuned to Medina within three months he died. He was buried in a mosque in Medina. Joe Taylor 3G ...read more.

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