27 Facts About Mohammed


Mohammed is believed to be the Seal of the Prophets within Islam.

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Mohammed was the son of Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib and Amina bint Wahb.

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Mohammed was raised under the care of his grandfather, Abd al-Muttalib, and paternal uncle, Abu Talib.

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Mohammed belonged to the Banu Hashim clan, part of the Quraysh tribe, which was one of Mecca's prominent families, although it appears less prosperous during Muhammad's early lifetime.

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Mohammed then came under the care of his uncle Abu Talib, the new leader of the Banu Hashim.

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Mohammed's reputation attracted a proposal in 595 from Khadijah, a successful businesswoman.

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Mohammed asked for a cloth and laid the Black Stone in its center.

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Mohammed feared that others would dismiss his claims as being possessed.

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Mohammed was followed by Muhammad's ten-year-old cousin Ali ibn Abi Talib, close friend Abu Bakr, and adopted son Zaid.

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Mohammed gained support from the nomadic tribes to the north and east of Medina; using propaganda about Muhammad's weakness, promises of booty, memories of Quraysh prestige and through bribery.

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Mohammed declared an amnesty for past offences, except for ten men and women who were "guilty of murder or other offences or had sparked off the war and disrupted the peace".

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Mohammed ordered the destruction of any remaining pagan idols in Eastern Arabia.

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Mohammed abolished old blood feuds and disputes based on the former tribal system and asked for old pledges to be returned as implications of the creation of the new Islamic community.

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Mohammed addressed the issue of inheritance by forbidding false claims of paternity or of a client relationship to the deceased and forbade his followers to leave their wealth to a testamentary heir.

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Mohammed upheld the sacredness of four lunar months in each year.

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Mohammed had the "seal of prophecy" between his shoulder blades.

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Mohammed was taller than middling stature but shorter than conspicuous tallness.

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Mohammed's neck was like the neck of an ivory statue, with the purity of silver.

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Mohammed was not marred by a skinny body, nor was he overly small in the head and neck.

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Mohammed was graceful and elegant, with intensely black eyes and thick eyelashes.

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Mohammed's beard was thick, and his eyebrows were finely arched and joined together.

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Mohammed was from afar the most beautiful of men and the most glorious, and close up he was the sweetest and the loveliest.

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Mohammed was sweet of speech and articulate, but not petty or trifling.

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Mohammed's speech was a string of cascading pearls, measured so that none despaired of its length, and no eye challenged him because of brevity.

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Mohammed has friends surrounding him, who listen to his words.

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Mohammed is said to have had accustomed his wives to dialogue; he listened to their advice, and the wives debated and even argued with him.

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Mohammed is thought to be the final manifestation, or seal of the Adamic cycle, but consider his teachings to have been superseded by those of Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Baha'i faith, and the first manifestation of the current cycle.

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