Interesting Facts about Muhammad
15. He was a descendant of the Prophet Ismail the son of Prophet Ibrahim.
14. Prophet Muhammad was an orphan. His father Abd Allah died before his birth, and his mother Aminah died when he was about 6 years old. He was taken care by his uncle Abu Talib.
13. Although this is doubted by modern scholars, he is believed to have been raised by a desert-dwelling foster family, since desert life was considered to be better for infants.
12. The Prophet (PBUH) pronounced his first Talaq on Hafsa (r), but later withdrew it as he received wahi (revelation) from Allah to take her back.
11. He married up -- and for love. The widowed Khadija was 40, he was 25, and since she was his employer, it was she who proposed to him.
10. He had very fair skin and jet black hair.
9. At the age of nine he started going on trade trips along with his uncle.
8. He was illiterate, he could neither read nor write.
7. On one of these caravan routes, Muhammad and his uncle came across a Christian hermit, who prophesied the glorious future of Muhammad.
6. The prophet (PBUH) had nine huts surrounding the Masjid an-Nabawi, Some of them were built of date palm leaves, some were built of stone, some others were with walls of wattle and daub.
5. The faults of the Prophet was written and corrected in the Holy Qur'an.
4. His character was respected by all. People throughout Medina including the Jews gave him the name of “The Trustworthy.”
3. His first marriage was to a widow woman called Khadija, he was 25 years old and she was 40 years old. They were happily married for 25 years. Khadija passed away when she was 65 years old. During his marriage to Khadija he was not married to anybody else.
2. Once in Medina, he drafted the constitution for what became, in effect, the first Muslim state in the world. He organized the people of Medina into structured classes, with each clan given specific roles in the administration of the region.
1. Prophet (PBUH) had consumed chicken curry and rabbit flesh in his life, and also consumed sea-fish.