Premise[ edit ] The series was the first time that a British television network has screened a programme about the life of Muhammad,    and the first full account of the history of Muhammad's life to have been shown on "Western television".
Esposito Muhammad Muhammad is the founder and chief prophet of Islam and the source for the Quran. His father died shortly before his birth, and he lost his mother at the age of six. Muhammad was then raised primarily by his uncle, for whom he worked as a shepherd.
At age 9 some sources say 12he joined his uncle on a caravan to Syria. As a young man, Muhammad worked as a camel driver between Syria and Arabia. Soon he established a career managing caravans on behalf of merchants. Through his travel first with his uncle and later in his career, Muhammad came into contact with people of many nationalities and faiths, including Jews, Christians and pagans.
Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. At age 25, Muhammad was employed by Khadija, a wealthy Meccan widow 15 years his senior. The two were married, and by all accounts had a loving and happy marriage.
Early records state that "[Allah] comforted him through her, for she made his burden light. Inat the age of 40, Muhammad returned from one such visit telling his wife he had either gone mad or become a prophet, for he had been visited by an angel.
The initially startled Khadija became his first convert. Muhammad reported that while in a trance-like state, the angel Gabriel appeared to him and said "Proclaim!
He replied, "I am not a proclaimer. Proclaim in the name of your Lord who created! Created man from a clot of blood. He was not an angel, he did not know the mind of God, he did not work miracles.
He simply preached what he had received.
In the first three years of his ministry, Muhammad gained only 40 followers. And as his teachings threatened the Meccan way of life, both moral and economic, he and his followers experienced heavy persecution.
It first took the form of mockery, but soon turned into open violence. Members of the small movement were stoned, covered in dirt as they prayed, beat with sticks, thrown into prison and refused service by merchants.Muhammad Ali - Wikipedia.
The Life of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) 3 How It All Began Nearly four thousand years ago, in the Sumerian town of Ur in the valley of the river Euphrates, lived a young man named Abraham. The Prophet Muhammad is a central figure in the life and faith of Muslims.
The story of his life is filled with inspiration, trials, triumphs, and guidance for people of all ages and times. Muhammad was born in Makkah (modern-day Saudi Arabia) in the year C.E. At the time, Makkah was a stop-over. The prophet Muhammad was born in in Mecca in western Arabia to Abd Allah bin Al-Muttalib and Amina bint Wahb.
By the age of 6, both of Muhammad's parents had died, and he spent the next years orphaned and in the care of his uncle. Muhammad's personal life became a portrait of hedonism and excess, all justified by frequent “revelations” from an increasingly arbitrary and capricious god.
In keeping with the live of a cult leader, he demanded strict obedience from his followers, telling them that they obey God by obeying him (Quran , ; Sahih Bukhari ). Detailed account of the life and history of Prophet Muhammad (s), including his birth and early life, events in Makkah and Madina, and his final years.