Muhammad Biography Essay

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The last Prophet and founder of Islam, Muhammad, was one of the most influential leaders that ever lived. When, his mother was sixth months pregnant on him, Abdullah, his father passed away in a caravan trip between Medina and Mecca to illness. Amina, his mother hated him because she accused Muhammad of bringing bad luck which caused his father’s dead. Once he was born she would gave him to a Bedouin woman named Haleema. As the Arabian tradition, Haleema took Muhammad with her to live in the desert because it was considered healthier for infants. However, after couple of years she would return Muhammad back to his mother Amina; when Muhammad turned sixth she also passed away because of illness. It was then when he became an orphan, but then he was brought up for two years under the guardianship of his grandfather Abdul Muttalib.
At age of eight his grandfather also passed away; then he lived with his uncle Abu Talib, the leader of a clan called Bani Hashim. Around this time his clan was running out of their fortunes so, Muhammad spends most of his time without eating. Although, everything that was happening in his life he still managed to accompany his uncle on trading journeys to Syria gaining experience in the commercial trade, the only career open to Muhammad as an orphan. However, later he became a merchant and was involved in trading between the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Due to his upright character he acquired the nickname al-Amin (faithful and trustworthy). Even though he was illiterate, people sought him as wise man and asked him for advice. They used to turn to him to settle their differences and disputes and everyone used to accept his arbitration (decision). The people had complete confidence in him and entrusted to him their precious and expensive belongings to keep save; he would take good care of the trusts and returned them safely to their owners whenever they wanted. After turning 25 years old, Muhammad’s reputation attracted Khadija’s marriage proposal, a wealthy forty year old widow woman in 595.
One year, when the people of Mecca were rebuilding the holy kabah (Where Muslims make pilgrimage every year) then when they reached a special place where the black stone (Believed to be descended from Paradise) had to be placed each of the nobles of Mecca wanted to gain prestige and honor for them. However, with the disagreements and arguments that had started between them over time civil war was about to take place. A wise man spoke out appointing the first person that enters al-Masjid al-Haram (A mosque in Mecca) is going to arbitrate among you pointing to one of the mosques doors So, agreeing on this the nobles waited anxious that who would enter; then a young man entered and everyone was relieved saying, “Oh! It’s Muhammad the trustworthy, who would be better” As Muhammad entered the Mosque, all the people crowded around him and told him about this conflict. After thinking for moment Muhammad said to them: “All...

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