Hazarat Haleema looked after
a fine mun message of God preaching
many battles were fought
Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him) was born at Makkah in 571 A.D. His father. Abdullah had died before he was born. He was brought up by his mother Amena. Then he was brought up by his loving grandfather Abdul Muttalib. a chief of the Quraish, But when he died after eight years, his uncle, Abu Talib, undertook to look after him. He looked after him more lovingly than his own children.
Someone asked Hazrat Abdul Mutlib the cause of naming of child ‘Muhammad”. He replied that one day, the whole world will praise his grandson. His hope came true. A few days after his birth, the child was put under the care of a nurse, Hazrat Haleema Saadia. She took him to her desert home and looked after him for four years. The child brought luck and happiness to the family of his nurse.
Hazrat Muhammad (Peace be upon him) grew into a fine boy. He was very kind and gentle. He was loved by the people. His boyhood, as well as his youth, was very pure and pious. People called him Sadiq (truthful) and Amin (honest).
Hazrat Khadeeja named Tahira, a rich widow of Makkah; heard about his great virtues. She asked him to run his business. She was greatly impressed by his fine qualities. She married him when he was 25. She proved to be the most faithful and sincere wife.
When he was 40, the angel Gabriel brought him the first message of God. He declared that he was a Prophet of God. He began to preach Islam. In those days, the people of Arabia worshipped idols. They thought that those figures of stone and wood were gods. Many Arabs killed their daughters as soon as they were born. They were always fighting among themselves. They used to drink and gamble.
He told the people that idols were not gods. He asked the people to worship the one True God, their Creator. He asked them to give up their bad ways. He asked them not to tell lies, not to drink, not to gamble and not to bury their daughters alive.
Many battles were fought against the infidels. Soon Islam overcame the whole Arabia. The Holy Prophet passed away when he was 63. His sacred tomb is in Medina. He showed the right way to the people of the whole world. He made his followers honest, pious, kind and truthful. He is the last. Prophet of Allah. We can succeed in this world and the world hereafter by following his teachings.