In 613,[10] Muhammad started preaching these revelations publicly,[11] proclaiming that "God is One", that complete "submission" (islām) to God[12] is the right way of life (dīn),[13] and that he was a prophet and messenger of God, similar to the other prophets in Islam. [155] Following the Battle of the Trench, Muhammad made two expeditions to the north, both ended without any fighting. [186][187] According to Sunni tafsir, the following Quranic verse was delivered during this event: "Today I have perfected your religion, and completed my favours for you and chosen Islam as a religion for you" (Quran 5:3). [32][33], Some Western academics cautiously view the hadith collections as accurate historical sources. The Meccan leaders could not agree which clan should return the Black Stone to its place. His beard was thick, and his eyebrows were finely arched and joined together. Oxford University Press, Oxford. [227] Muhammad did not enter into marriage with another woman during this marriage. The Black Stone, a sacred object, was removed during renovations to the Kaaba. [102] Ibn Ishaq, author of the first biography of Muhammad, presents the event as a spiritual experience; later historians, such as Al-Tabari and Ibn Kathir, present it as a physical journey. Do you not see that the summoner does not discharge [anyone] and that those of you who are taken away do not come back? [109] The recurring slaughters and disagreements over the resulting claims, especially after the Battle of Bu'ath in which all clans were involved, made it obvious to them that the tribal concept of blood-feud and an eye for an eye were no longer workable unless there was one man with authority to adjudicate in disputed cases. 4–5, "Muhammad", Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim world. The Sunnah is considered a model of emulation for pious Muslims and has to a great degree influenced the Muslim culture. Mother Abiona or Amtelai the daughter of Karnebo, Slayers of Saleh's she-camel (Qaddar ibn Salif and Musda' ibn Dahr). [156][231][233][234][235][236][237][238][239] She was therefore a virgin at marriage. The word can therefore be translated as "praised, commendable, laudable". Tribal affiliation, whether based on kinship or alliances, was an important source of social cohesion. The Banu Hawazin were old enemies of the Meccans. [230], According to traditional sources Aisha was six or seven years old when betrothed to Muhammad,[156][231][232] with the marriage not being consummated until she had reached puberty at the age of nine or ten years old. They numbered 600 or 700—the largest estimate says they were between 800 and 900. [267] In casual writing, the abbreviations SAW (for the Arabic phrase) or PBUH (for the English phrase) are sometimes used; in printed matter, a small calligraphic rendition is commonly used (ﷺ). [297] Watt and Bernard Lewis argue that viewing Muhammad as a self-seeking impostor makes it impossible to understand Islam's development. Economic reforms addressed the plight of the poor, which was becoming an issue in pre-Islamic Mecca. Among them were the enemy of God, Huyayy b. Akhtab, and Ka’b b. Asad, the head of the tribe. [111] By 622, Muhammad emigrated to Medina, a large agricultural oasis. [16], Among the first things Muhammad did to ease the longstanding grievances among the tribes of Medina was to draft a document known as the Constitution of Medina, "establishing a kind of alliance or federation" among the eight Medinan tribes and Muslim emigrants from Mecca; this specified rights and duties of all citizens, and the relationship of the different communities in Medina (including the Muslim community to other communities, specifically the Jews and other "Peoples of the Book"). [16][52] Tradition places the year of Muhammad's birth as corresponding with the Year of the Elephant, which is named after the failed destruction of Mecca that year by the Abraha, Yemen's king, who supplemented his army with elephants. [121][122][123] Muhammad and his followers saw the victory as confirmation of their faith[16] and Muhammad ascribed the victory to the assistance of an invisible host of angels. To maintain economic prosperity, the Meccans needed to restore their prestige, which had been reduced at Badr. As well as being the site of an annual pilgrimage, the Kaaba shrine in Mecca housed 360 idols of tribal patron deities. The prophet, who looked upon every evident correction of his gospel as an attack upon his own reputation, brooked no contradiction, and unhesitatingly threw down the gauntlet to the Jews. Nomadic groups constantly traveled seeking water and pasture for their flocks, while the sedentary settled and focused on trade and agriculture. Move comes a day before 13 men and one woman – accused of assisting the 2015 attackers of … In the month of Shawwal 628, Muhammad ordered his followers to obtain sacrificial animals and to prepare for a pilgrimage (umrah) to Mecca, saying that God had promised him the fulfillment of this goal in a vision when he was shaving his head after completion of the Hajj. [82] Around 613, Muhammad began to preach to the public (Quran 26:214). [214] The Quran requires payment of an alms tax (zakat) for the benefit of the poor; as Muhammad's power grew he demanded that tribes who wished to ally with him implement the zakat in particular.[215][216]. The reason is that it has been created with certain special features which are not to be found in any other animal. [24][25], Important sources regarding Muhammad's life may be found in the historic works by writers of the 2nd and 3rd centuries of the Muslim era (AH – 8th and 9th century CE). The increasing bitterness of this vituperation, which was similarly directed against the less numerous Christians of Medina, indicated that in time Muhammad would not hesitate to proceed to actual hostilities. These are honorific titles in Arabic, sharif meaning 'noble' and sayed or sayyid meaning 'lord' or 'sir'. [220] Another description of Muhammad was provided by Umm Ma'bad, a woman he met on his journey to Medina:[222][223]. [16], In later ages, Muhammad came to be seen as a schismatic: Brunetto Latini's 13th century Li livres dou tresor represents him as a former monk and cardinal,[16] and Dante's Divine Comedy (Inferno, Canto 28), written in the early 1300s, puts Muhammad and his son-in-law, Ali, in Hell "among the sowers of discord and the schismatics, being lacerated by devils again and again. 'Awf tribe, had composed verses taunting and insulting the Muslims. Medina was a large flourishing agricultural settlement, while Mecca was an important financial center for many surrounding tribes. [298][299] Alford T. Welch holds that Muhammad was able to be so influential and successful because of his firm belief in his vocation. Muhammad, Prophet of Islam and proclaimer of the Qur’an. In 616 (or 617), the leaders of Makhzum and Banu Abd-Shams, two important Quraysh clans, declared a public boycott against Banu Hashim, their commercial rival, to pressure it into withdrawing its protection of Muhammad. [80] Muhammad did not only warn those who rejected God's revelation, but also dispensed good news for those who abandoned evil, listening to the divine words and serving God. [138], Abu Sufyan directed his effort towards another attack on Medina. [266] When Muslims say or write the name of Muhammad, they usually follow it with the Arabic phrase ṣallā llahu ʿalayhi wa-sallam (may God honor him and grant him peace) or the English phrase peace be upon him. According to the sixth edition of The Columbia Encyclopedia (2000), Muhammad is probably the most common given name in the world, including variations. [133][164] According to Muslim tradition, Muhammad also sent letters to many rulers, asking them to convert to Islam (the exact date is given variously in the sources). [160], Negotiations commenced with emissaries traveling to and from Mecca. Notable scholars at the time argued against the historic authenticity of these verses and the story itself on various grounds. Pagans who had not yet converted were very bitter about the advance of Islam. [171] In 630, Muhammad marched on Mecca with 10,000 Muslim converts. [177] The Quran discusses the conquest of Mecca. Nemoy is sourcing Ahmad's, Kister, "The Massacre of the Banu Quraiza", Harold Wayne Ballard, Donald N. Penny, W. Glenn Jonas (2002), p. 163, Ibn Ishaq (translated by Guillaume, A. ", "China bans certain baby names in heavily Muslim region",,, Articles needing additional references from November 2013, All articles needing additional references, Articles containing Chinese-language text, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Mohamed, Mohammed, Ahmed, M'hamed, Momo or Mao (Nickname), Mohammad, Muhamad, Mohamad, Muhd, Mohd, Md, মুহাম্মদ (Muhammad), মুহম্মদ (Muhammad), মোহাম্মাদ (Mohammad), মোহাম্মদ (Mohammad), মোহম্মদ (Mohammad), Muhammed, Mohammad, Mohammed, Mo or Moe (Nickname), Магоме́д (Magomed), Магоме́т (Magomet), Моха́ммед (Mokhammed), Муха́ммад (Mukhammad), Магомад (Magomad), Магомед (Magomed), Мухьаммад (Mukhammad), Мухьаммед (Mukhammed), This page was last edited on 6 January 2021, at 22:37. Eleven of the thirteen marriages occurred after the migration to Medina. The earliest Syriac source is the 7th-century writer John bar Penkaye. The failure resulted in a significant loss of prestige; their trade with Syria vanished. As with the migration to Abyssinia, the Quraysh attempted to stop the emigration. Muhammad took this opportunity to look for a new home for himself and his followers. [31], Other important sources include the hadith collections, accounts of the verbal and physical teachings and traditions of Muhammad. [272][275], The earliest extant depictions come from 13th century Anatolian Seljuk and Ilkhanid Persian miniatures, typically in literary genres describing the life and deeds of Muhammad. The upper part of his nose was hooked; he was thick bearded, had smooth cheeks, a strong mouth, and his teeth were set apart. He rejects the common view that Muhammad is an impostor and argues that the Quran proffers "the most sublime truths of cult and morals"; it defines the unity of God with an "admirable concision." [270][272] Today, the interdiction against images of Muhammad—designed to prevent worship of Muhammad, rather than God—is much more strictly observed in Sunni Islam (85%–90% of Muslims) and Ahmadiyya Islam (1%) than among Shias (10%–15%). [273] While both Sunnis and Shias have created images of Muhammad in the past,[274] Islamic depictions of Muhammad are rare. This is only done if the person has a second given name. In December 629, after eight years of intermittent fighting with Meccan tribes, Muhammad gathered an army of 10,000 Muslim converts and marched on the city of Mecca. [67][68] Islamic tradition holds that during one of his visits to that cave, in the year 610 the angel Gabriel appeared to him and commanded Muhammad to recite verses that would be included in the Quran. [...] In his married life, as well as in his religious life, a change seems to have come over Muhammad after his removal to Medina. [53][54][55] He was bulky. The Prophet of Islam, from the beginning of his mission, introduced himself as the seal of the prophets and was accepted by the Muslims as such. [128], Muhammad expelled from Medina the Banu Qaynuqa, one of three main Jewish tribes,[16] but some historians contend that the expulsion happened after Muhammad's death. When a French teacher was beheaded in 2020 over cartoons of Muhammad, Sheikh Ali Al-Yousuf of the International Union of Muslim Scholars stated that it was "not a serious crime." Mohammed wurde in der arabischen Stadt Mekka als Familienmitglied der Banū Hāschim aus dem vorherrschenden Stamm der Quraisch geboren. To escape ongoing persecution, he sent some of his followers to Abyssinia in 615, before he and his followers migrated from Mecca to Medina (then known as Yathrib) later in 622. [13] In the 1990 United States census, the Muhammad variant of the spelling was ranked 4,194 out of 88,799 for people of all ages. He 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. He also had a wetnurse. [175][176] According to reports collected by Ibn Ishaq and al-Azraqi, Muhammad personally spared paintings or frescos of Mary and Jesus, but other traditions suggest that all pictures were erased. According to Islamic doctrine, he was a prophet, sent to preach and confirm the monotheistic teachings of Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets. [116] According to the traditional account, on 11 February 624, while praying in the Masjid al-Qiblatayn in Medina, Muhammad received revelations from God that he should be facing Mecca rather than Jerusalem during prayer. He was not marred by a skinny body, nor was he overly small in the head and neck. [168][169] The tribe of Banu Khuza'a had good relations with Muhammad, whereas their enemies, the Banu Bakr, had allied with the Meccans. [26] These include traditional Muslim biographies of Muhammad, which provide additional information about Muhammad's life. Pastoret writes that the common accusations of his immorality are unfounded: on the contrary, his law enjoins sobriety, generosity, and compassion on his followers: the "legislator of Arabia" was "a great man. [6] He was raised under the care of his paternal grandfather Abd al-Muttalib, and upon his death, by his uncle Abu Talib. He also upheld the sacredness of four lunar months in each year. [141][142] Around a year later, Muhammad expelled the Banu Nadir from Medina[143] forcing their emigration to Syria; he allowed them to take some possessions, as he was unable to subdue the Banu Nadir in their strongholds. All but one of his daughters, Fatimah, died before him. pp. [7] In later years, he would periodically seclude himself in a mountain cave named Hira for several nights of prayer. [48] Thus, although the association of hums was primarily religious, it also had important economic consequences for the city. [10], In May 2006, it was reported that statistics indicate that some 8,928 Danish Muslims carry the name Muhammad and that in 2004 alone, 167 new-born babies were registered. It can walk in the hot desert under scorching sun for days and days … "[293] After quoting Heinrich Heine, who said in a letter to some friend that "I must admit that you, great prophet of Mecca, are the greatest poet and that your Quran... will not easily escape my memory", John Tolan goes on to show how Jews in Europe in particular held more nuanced views about Muhammad and Islam, being an ethnoreligious minority feeling discriminated, they specifically lauded Al-Andalus, and thus, "writing about Islam was for Jews a way of indulging in a fantasy world, far from the persecution and pogroms of nineteenth-century Europe, where Jews could live in harmony with their non-Jewish neighbors. When was Prophet Muhaamad(SAW) born and when did he die : Muhammad SAW was born in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar in Mecca [Saudi … [48], Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim,[49] was born in Mecca[50] about the year 570[8] and his birthday is believed to be in the month of Rabi' al-awwal. Allah (according to his mouthpiece, Muhammad) was upset with his prophet for denying himself an afternoon of pleasure with the concubine that Allah himself provided. These were: either the Meccans would pay blood money for the slain among the Khuza'ah tribe, they disavow themselves of the Banu Bakr, or they should declare the truce of Hudaybiyyah null.[170]. Ibn Hisham and Tabari, however, only talk about one migration to Ethiopia. Soon afterward, Abu Lahab withdrew the clan's protection over Muhammad. It has shown to be dependable and sturdy animal for desert transport. The name Muḥammad is the strictest and primary transliteration of the Arabic given name, محمد, that comes from the Arabic passive participle of ḥammada (حَمَّدَ), praise, and further from triconsonantal Semitic root Ḥ-M-D (praise); hence praised, or praiseworthy. 5). [79] Occasionally the Quran did not explicitly refer to Judgment day but provided examples from the history of extinct communities and warns Muhammad's contemporaries of similar calamities (Quran 41:13–16). [51] He belonged to the Banu Hashim clan, part of the Quraysh tribe, which was one of Mecca's prominent families, although it appears less prosperous during Muhammad's early lifetime. ", Muslim tradition credits Muhammad with several miracles or supernatural events. They were brought out to him in groups. 1955) The Life of Muhammad. History of the Sacred Chamber The Hujarat . ), is deemed the most popular male name in the world. [248], Nine of Muhammad's wives survived him. "An Islamic Perspective on Domestic Violence". Haykal, M.H. [103][page needed], Muhammad's wife Khadijah and uncle Abu Talib both died in 619, the year thus being known as the "Year of Sorrow". [109][110] The community defined in the Constitution of Medina, Ummah, had a religious outlook, also shaped by practical considerations and substantially preserved the legal forms of the old Arab tribes. [194], Muhammad was buried where he died in Aisha's house. These benefits included the requirement of the Meccans to identify Muhammad as an equal, cessation of military activity allowing Medina to gain strength, and the admiration of Meccans who were impressed by the pilgrimage rituals. Alternatively some 20th century scholars have suggested different years, such as 568 or 569. After migration to Medina, Muhammad, who was then in his fifties, married several more women. Furthermore, in the lands that would be conquered by Muslims many Christians (Nestorians, Monophysites, Jacobites and Copts) were disaffected from the Eastern Orthodox Church which deemed them heretics. As they were being taken in groups to the Messenger of God, they said to Ka’b b. Asad, "Ka’b, what do you understand. [147] After the coalition's retreat, the Muslims accused the Banu Qurayza of treachery and besieged them in their forts for 25 days. No agreement was reached after prolonged negotiations, partly due to sabotage attempts by Muhammad's scouts. The Prophet Muhammad is often called the founder of Islam, but he is also something of a mystery because there is little concrete … It is said that Muhammad rejected the offer and prayed for the guidance of the people of Ta'if. [231] Modern Muslim authors who calculate Aisha's age based on other sources of information, such as a hadith about the age difference between Aisha and her sister Asma, estimate that she was over thirteen and perhaps in her late teens at the time of her marriage.[240][241][242][243][244]. [16][100], Many people visited Mecca on business or as pilgrims to the Kaaba. [303][304][305] During the Middle Ages various[306][307][308][309] Western and Byzantine Christian thinkers considered Muhammad to be a perverted,[306][308] deplorable man,[306][308] a false prophet,[306][307][308] and even the Antichrist,[306][307] as he was frequently seen in Christendom as a heretic[310][306][307][308] or possessed by demons. In June 622, warned of a plot to assassinate him, Muhammad secretly slipped out of Mecca and moved his followers to Medina,[107] 450 kilometres (280 miles) north of Mecca. According to William Montgomery Watt, religion for Muhammad was not a private and individual matter but "the total response of his personality to the total situation in which he found himself. With the death of Abu Talib, leadership of the Banu Hashim clan passed to Abu Lahab, a tenacious enemy of Muhammad. Tabari, Volume 9, Page 131; Tabari, Volume 7, Page 7, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya recorded the list of some names of Muhammad's female-slaves in, "A Restatement of the History of Islam and Muslims" chapter ", Ann Goldman, Richard Hain, Stephen Liben (2006), p. 212, Tolan, John. The Roman–Persian Wars between the two had devastated the region, making the empires unpopular amongst local tribes. The name may be abbreviated to Md., Mohd., Muhd., Mhd., or simply M. because of its utmost meaning, its popularity has meant that it can become hard to distinguish people when there is a multitude with the same name. Muslims have traditionally expressed love and veneration for Muhammad. [30] Another early history source is the history of Muhammad's campaigns by al-Waqidi (death 207 of Muslim era), and the work of his secretary Ibn Sa'd al-Baghdadi (death 230 of Muslim era). The rest of their property was claimed by Muhammad in the name of God as it was not gained with bloodshed. The boycott lasted three years but eventually collapsed as it failed in its objective. According to the famous letter of ʿUrwa preserved in al-Tabari, the majority of Muslims returned to their native town as Islam gained strength and high ranking Meccans, such as Umar and Hamzah converted. [283] Another Greek source for Muhammad is Theophanes the Confessor, a 9th-century writer. [16], The Meccans were eager to avenge their defeat. The only problem was that the 'execution' it was done by an individual rather than the … Muhammad was the prophet and founder of Islam. John Henry Haaren, Addison B. Poland (1904), p. 83, The Cambridge Companion to Muhammad (2010), p. 35, Nemoy, "Barakat Ahmad's "Muhammad and the Jews", p. 325. For instance, he said a white has no superiority over a black, nor a black any superiority over a white except by piety and good action. [16] Ibn Sa'ad mentions two separate migrations. [Quran 33:46], The Quran is the central religious text of Islam. In Muhammad al-Bukhari's book Sahih al-Bukhari, in Chapter 61, Hadith 57 & Hadith 60,[217][218] Muhammad is depicted by two of his companions thus: God's Messenger was neither very tall nor short, neither absolutely white nor deep brown. Buhl, F.; Welch, A.T. (1993). In 622 he … The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. The Prophet Muhammad and Abraham pbuh did not look like names you mentioned . Two pagans, Asma bint Marwan of the Aws Manat tribe and Abu 'Afak of the 'Amr b. Most important, Muhammad … Besides the Quran, Muhammad's teachings and practices (sunnah), found in the Hadith and sira (biography) literature, are also upheld and used as sources of Islamic law (see Sharia). "[16], After the Reformation, Muhammad was often portrayed in a similar way. Muhammad led his force outside to the mountain of Uhud (the location of the Meccan camp) and fought the Battle of Uhud on 23 March 625. His hair was neither curly nor lank. Cambridge History of Islam (1970), p. 30. At the age of six, Muhammad lost his biological mother Amina to illness and became an orphan. According to this account—initially mentioned by Al-Waqidi then rehashed by Ibn Sa'ad and Tabari, but not by Ibn Hisham and not by Ibn Ishaq[90]—Muhammad, desperately hoping for an accommodation with his tribe, pronounced a verse acknowledging the existence of three Meccan goddesses considered to be the daughters of Allah. [282] During the 19th century, Iran saw a boom of printed and illustrated mi'raj books, with Muhammad's face veiled, aimed in particular at illiterates and children in the manner of graphic novels. [16], If all variants of Muhammad are counted, there are 14,646 people in Finland named Muhammad. [40] Hanifs – native pre-Islamic Arabs who "professed a rigid monotheism"[41] – are also sometimes listed alongside Jews and Christians in pre-Islamic Arabia, although their historicity is disputed among scholars. [170] Soon they realized their mistake and sent Abu Sufyan to renew the Hudaybiyyah treaty, a request that was declined by Muhammad. [163] It was later that Muhammad's followers realized the benefit behind the treaty. [117], In March 624, Muhammad led some three hundred warriors in a raid on a Meccan merchant caravan. [86] By God, it is death!" [60] Islamic tradition states that when Muhammad was either nine or twelve while accompanying the Meccans' caravan to Syria, he met a Christian monk or hermit named Bahira who is said to have foreseen Muhammad's career as a prophet of God. [86] As his followers increased, Muhammad became a threat to the local tribes and rulers of the city, whose wealth rested upon the Ka'aba, the focal point of Meccan religious life that Muhammad threatened to overthrow. [16], The first group of converts to Islam in Medina were the clans without great leaders; these clans had been subjugated by hostile leaders from outside. He had thin hair on his chest. The Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, Cairo, Egypt and University of Chicago. While these continued, rumors spread that one of the Muslim negotiators, Uthman bin al-Affan, had been killed by the Quraysh. [129] According to al-Waqidi, after Abd-Allah ibn Ubaiy spoke for them, Muhammad refrained from executing them and commanded that they be exiled from Medina. [252], Following the attestation to the oneness of God, the belief in Muhammad's prophethood is the main aspect of the Islamic faith. [47] They formed the cult association of hums, which tied members of many tribes in western Arabia to the Kaaba and reinforced the prestige of the Meccan sanctuary. 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. Christians claim Muhammad was a false prophet, while Muslims of course claim Muhammad was a true prophet. He is the last Prophet of Allah sent to humanity and he is the Prophet Muslim follow all over the world. [16][165][166] He sent messengers (with letters) to Heraclius of the Byzantine Empire (the eastern Roman Empire), Khosrau of Persia, the chief of Yemen and to some others. The camel has, since olden times, proved to be a very useful animal for desert journeys. The Sunnah contributed much to the development of Islamic law, particularly from the end of the first Islamic century. Meeting him secretly by night, the group made what is known as the "Second Pledge of al-'Aqaba", or, in Orientalists' view, the "Pledge of War". [n 3] 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. But he insisted that slave owners treat their slaves well and stressed the virtue of freeing slaves. 29.His name is now one of the most popular names in the world.. 30.After 23 years of Prophet-hood, Muhammad (PBUH) died and after his death Islam spread to … The Prophet was of moderate height having broad shoulders (long) hair reaching his ear-lobes. Stories of Muhammad's life, his intercession and of his miracles have permeated popular Muslim thought and poetry. According to Islamic belief, at age 40 Muhammad was visited by the angel Gabriel, who provided him with the first verses of the Quran.Approximately 20 years later he conquered Mecca, the … Sein Vater ʿAbdallāh starb wahrscheinlich vor Mohammeds Geburt um das Jahr 570. [16][100] Muhammad was forced to return to Mecca. [270][271] Muslims generally avoid depictions of Muhammad, and mosques are decorated with calligraphy and Quranic inscriptions or geometrical designs, not images or sculptures. Muhammad's denunciation of the Meccan traditional religion was especially offensive to his own tribe, the Quraysh, as they were the guardians of the Ka'aba. Therefore, do you read and study (6236 Prophet sayings) like the companions and their children or you study its repetitions 62000 times made for collecting and archiving, which are impossible. Aisha was exonerated from accusations when Muhammad announced he had received a revelation confirming Aisha's innocence and directing that charges of adultery be supported by four eyewitnesses (sura 24, An-Nur). Questions accumulated about the reasons for the loss; Muhammad delivered Quranic verses 3:152 indicating that the defeat was twofold: partly a punishment for disobedience, partly a test for steadfastness. [16] Sumayyah bint Khayyat, a slave of a prominent Meccan leader Abu Jahl, is famous as the first martyr of Islam; killed with a spear by her master when she refused to give up her faith. [292], Ian Almond says that German Romantic writers generally held positive views of Muhammad: "Goethe’s 'extraordinary' poet-prophet, Herder’s nation builder (...) Schlegel’s admiration for Islam as an aesthetic product, enviably authentic, radiantly holistic, played such a central role in his view of Mohammed as an exemplary world-fashioner that he even used it as a scale of judgement for the classical (the dithyramb, we are told, has to radiate pure beauty if it is to resemble 'a Koran of poetry'). [156], —The statement of the treaty of Hudaybiyyah[157], Although Muhammad had delivered Quranic verses commanding the Hajj,[158] the Muslims had not performed it due to Quraysh enmity. He asked for a cloth and laid the Black Stone in its center. 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