33 Facts About Prophet Muhammad

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Muhammad is thought to be the final manifestation, or seal of the Adamic cycle, but consider his teachings to have been superseded by those of Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Bahai faith, and the first of Manifestation of the current cycle.

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2. Prophet Muhammad treated slaves as human beings and clearly held some in the highest esteem".

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3. Prophet Muhammad performed household chores such as preparing food, sewing clothes, and repairing shoes.

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4. At the age of 25, Prophet Muhammad married the wealthy Khadijah bint Khuwaylid who was 40 years old.

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5. Prophet Muhammad has friends surrounding him, who listen to his words.

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6. Prophet Muhammad was sweet of speech and articulate, but not petty or trifling.

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7. Prophet Muhammad was graceful and elegant, with intensely black eyes and thick eyelashes.

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8. Prophet Muhammad was proportionate, stout, firm-gripped, even of belly and chest, broad-chested and broad-shouldered.

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9. Prophet Muhammad had a wide forehead, and fine, long, arched eyebrows which did not meet.

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10. Prophet Muhammad was taller than middling stature but shorter than conspicuous tallness.

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11. Prophet Muhammad had the "seal of prophecy" between his shoulder blades.

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12. Prophet Muhammad was of moderate height having broad shoulders hair reaching his ear-lobes.

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13. Prophet Muhammad was buried where he died in Aisha's house.

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14. Prophet Muhammad required a military and political agreement according to which they "acknowledge the suzerainty of Medina, to refrain from attack on the Muslims and their allies, and to pay the Zakat, the Muslim religious levy.

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15. Prophet Muhammad refused to accept the city's surrender until they agreed to convert to Islam and allowed men to destroy the statue of their goddess Al-Lat.

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16. Prophet Muhammad ordered the destruction of any remaining pagan idols in Eastern Arabia.

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17. Prophet Muhammad called upon the pilgrims to make a pledge not to flee if the situation descended into war with Mecca.

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18. Prophet Muhammad prepared a force of about 3,000 men and adopted a form of defense unknown in Arabia at that time; the Muslims dug a trench wherever Medina lay open to cavalry attack.

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19. Prophet Muhammad surprised various Arab tribes, individually, with overwhelming force, causing his enemies to unite to annihilate him.

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20. Prophet Muhammad heard of men massing with hostile intentions against Medina, and reacted in a severe manner.

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21. Prophet Muhammad 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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22. Prophet Muhammad eventually conceded to the younger Muslims and readied the Muslim force for battle.

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23. Prophet Muhammad delivered Quranic verses permitting Muslims to fight the Meccans.

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24. Those who migrated from Mecca along with Prophet Muhammad became known as muhajirun.

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25. Prophet Muhammad retracted the verses the next day at the behest of Gabriel, claiming that the verses were whispered by the devil himself.

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26. Prophet Muhammad was confident that he could distinguish his own thoughts from these messages.

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27. Prophet Muhammad began to pray alone in a cave named Hira on Mount Jabal al-Nour, near Mecca for several weeks every year.

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28. At the age of six, Prophet Muhammad lost his biological mother Amina to illness and became an orphan.

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29. Prophet Muhammad stayed with his foster-mother, Halimah bint Abi Dhuayb, and her husband until he was two years old.

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

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31. Prophet Muhammad was raised under the care of his paternal uncle Abu Talib and Abu Talib's wife Fatimah bint Asad.

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32. Prophet Muhammad united Arabia into a single Muslim polity, with the Quran as well as his teachings and practices forming the basis of Islamic religious belief.

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33. Prophet Muhammad is viewed as the final prophet of God in all the main branches of Islam, though some modern denominations diverge from this belief.

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