Peace be upon him, he was the last of the prophets sent by the one true God who sent all the prophets before him including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus; peace and blessings be upon them all.
In this wonderful Ramadan series, Imam Omar Suleiman discusses all aspects of the Prophet Muhammad’s character and brings him to life.
He was born in the city of Makkah (Mecca) in the Arabian Peninsular (modern day Saudi Arabia) in the year c. 570 AD into the ruling Quraysh tribe at a time when idol worship was prevalent.
He was illiterate all his life, yet he recited impromptu poetry that mesmerised his contemporaries and continues to do so today; this was the Quran that was revealed to him by the angel Gabriel (Jibreel).
In this episode of the Learn Islam series, Sheikh Yahya Ibrahim briefly introduces us to who Muhammad (PBUH) was.
Prior to his prophethood he was known for his good character and was called Al-Amin (The Trustworthy One) by his people.
His prophethood started at the age of 40 while he was meditating in the cave of Hira in the outskirts of Makkah. The angel Gabriel appeared to him and commanded him to “read out aloud” the revelation.
Born in New York City USA as a Christian, Shaykh Khalid Yasin, featured in the below video, embraced Islam in 1965.
Within the space of 23 years he would bring monotheism to the Arabian Peninsula and unite its numerous tribes under the banner of Islam.
Today Islam is the fastest growing religion with almost 2 billion followers. It is the religion of mankind.
So what exactly is Islam all about and why are people turning to it?