|أحمد محمد لبن Ahmad.M.Lbn|
مؤسس ومدير المنتدى
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|موضوع: Birth of the Prophet الإثنين 12 فبراير 2018, 7:57 am|| |
Birth of the Prophet
“And (remember) when Ibrâhîm (Abraham) and (his son) Ismâ‘îl (Ishmael) were raising the foundations of the House (the Ka’ba at Makkah), (saying), “Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us. Verily! You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.” (TMQ, 2:127)
A group of men traveled from Makkah to the northern of the Levant countries. While on their way, they passed by a monk sitting away from the other people and worshipping Allah. Four of the men thought of going to this monk and talking to him. At that time, monks were men of knowledge and their talks amazed the Arabs who did not know anything except trade and fun.
They went to the monk and sat talking with him. He asked them,
- “Where are you from?”
- “From Makkah.” they replied.
- He said, “Allah will send you a Prophet in the near future, so follow him and learn from him how to become wise.”
- The men looked at him in wonder and said, “What is his name?”
- “Muhammad”, he replied.
Then the monk entered his cell (the place where he worshiped Allah, away from people). The four men left the monk, thinking about what he had just said. Each one of them decided that if Allah granted him a baby boy, he would name him Muhammad, hoping that the expected Prophet will be from his offspring.
Abdul-Muttalib was sleeping in the holy Ka’ba. While he was asleep, he saw a vision that a tree was planted and it became so high that it reached the sky and its leaves spread in the east and west. He saw a very powerful light coming from this tree. He saw the Arabs and foreigners bowing to this tree as its great light and height increased.
Then, he saw people from Quraysh (his tribe) holding the leaves of the tree while other Qurayshi people were trying to cut it. Only then, a very handsome and good-looking young man prevented them from harming the tree. Abdul-Muttalib raised his hand to take a portion of the tree but he couldn’t. Then he woke up, scared.
Abdul-Muttalib sat thinking about this vision and could not interpret it. He decided to go to the priests of Quraysh to interpret his vision. At that time, the Arabs used to consult the priests for their travel matters, marriages, and visions’ interpretations.
When he came to a priestess, she saw the worry on his face and she said,
- “Why is the Master not feeling good?”
- Abdul-Muttalib said, “I saw a vision that scared me.”
He started telling her his vision and when he finished, she said, “If your vision comes true, a man from your offspring will be of great importance and he will hold the east and west, and all people will be indebted to him.” Abdul-Muttalib left her and he was very happy. He met his son Abu-Taleb and told him his vision and what the priestess had told him, and then said, “I hope that you be that man.”
6 Actually his “grandson”, but since he was taking full care of Muhammad, so he was like a son to him. (Editor’s note).
However, Abu-Taleb was not the expected man, because that man was still a baby in his mother’s womb; Amena Ibnat-Wahab
Amena was pregnant, but she did not feel any of the pregnancy problems she heard about from other pregnant women. Months passed, and she saw a lot of visions in her sleep. One of them showed a light coming out of her and it was this light that lit the castles of the Levant. One night, while she was asleep, she heard a voice whispering to her, “O’ Amena, when you give birth, name the baby Muhammad, and don’t disclose this vision to anyone.” She tried to sleep afterwards but she couldn’t. The voice she heard in her dream kept ringing in her head, “When you give birth, name the baby Muhammad”.
Amena did not tell anybody about her vision.
The pains of labor came to Amena, and she gave birth to a baby boy. He was flawless and handsome. She sent a messenger to Abdul-Muttalib, her father in law, who was sitting in the Ka’ba with the chiefs of Quraysh. The messenger told him, “Amena gave birth to a baby boy.” Abdul-Muttalib was very happy. He went to Amena and held the child in extreme happiness and he took him to the Ka’ba. He returned to Amena and said, “I’ll name him Kuthom.”
Abdul-Muttalib had a child who was called Kuthom. He died when he was nine years old and Abdul-Muttalib was very sad about this. Therefore, when Amena gave birth to this child, he wanted to name him Kuthom as a memorial for his past son whom he loved so much. Amena said, “I was ordered in a vision to name him Muhammad.” Abdul-Muttalib held the baby close to his heart, kissed him and said, “I hope that this son6 of mine would be of great importance.”
The Jews were living in Yathrib with the Arabs. They were telling the Arabs that they were waiting for the Prophet of this age who will guide the people to the light, assuring them that they would follow him when he appeared and that they would defeat the Arabs.
Some Jewish men of knowledge told the Arabs that this was the age of the expected Prophet. One of the Jews was watching the stars the night Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was born. He saw a star which he did not see before. This was a sign he knew for the birth of the Prophet. The man stood on a high place and shouted, “O’ Jews, O’ Jews.”
The people gathered around him and started asking,
- “What has happened?”
- “A great event.”
- “Oh, speak up, what is it?”
- “The star of Muhammad (Peace be upon him) appeared tonight.”
On the same night, a Jew was passing by the Quraysh gatherings saying, “Was any baby born tonight?” People looked in wonder and said, “Really, we do not know.” The Jew man said, “Remember what I’m saying. The Prophet of the nation was born tonight.” The Jews were waiting for the birth of Muhammad (Peace be upon him), but when he came to them asking them to worship Allah, they denied and did not trust him.
On the seventh day of the birth of Muhammad (Peace be upon him), Abdul-Muttalib ordered that sacrifices be slaughtered. He invited the chiefs of Quraysh to the banquet he had prepared for them. After they came and ate, he showed them Muhammad (Peace be upon him). They looked at him in tenderness and pity because he was an orphan, as his father died before seeing him.
One of them said, “O Abul-Harith, what did you name him?” Abdul-Muttalib said, “I named him Muhammad.” Another man said in wonder, “Why did you name him Muhammad and not one of your father’s or people’s names?” Abdul-Muttalib did not want to tell them that Amena was ordered in her vision to name him Muhammad, because she had asked him to hide the matter, so he said, “I wanted him to be praised by Allah (SWT)7 in the skies, and by people on earth (this is the meaning of the word (Muhammad)”. People left and no one knew that this baby, whom they felt pity for, came to get them out from darkness to light. He is the answer of Ibrahim’s prayers the day Allah (SWT) ordered him to build al-Ka’ba.
“Our Lord! Send amongst them a Messenger of their own (and indeed Allah answered their invocation by sending Muhammad SAWS), who shall recite unto them Your Verses and instruct them in the Book (this Qur’an) and Al-Hikmah (full knowledge of the Islamic laws and jurisprudence or wisdom or Prophet hood), and purify them. Verily! You are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.”“ (TMQ, 2:129).