The Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.s. – Childhood

February 23, 2008 § 19 Comments

Home of Hazreti Haleemah (RA)

THE CHILDHOOD OF SAYYIDINA MEVLANA MUHAMMAD MUSTAFA
s.a.w.s.

As a boy, Rasulullah (may Peace and Blessings be upon him) was cared for and suckled for seven days by Thuwaybah, the freed slave of Abu-Lahab-ibn-Abdul Muttalib, incidentally, Hazrat Hamza (R.A.) was also suckled by Thuwaybah. and because of this good fortune, Hazrart Hamza (R.A.) became Rasulullah (may Peace and Blessings be upon him) ‘s foster brother. Hazrat Abdul Muttalib was so overjoyed with the birth of his grandson that after seven days he offered an ‘Aqeeqah’, and invited all the people of Quraish for a feast. This tradition of the Aqeeqah’ was common among the Arabs since they believed that by this sacrifice, all the evil and other omens will keep away from the person in the name of whom the ‘Aqeeqah’ is offered.

On the eighth day after his birth , Rasulullah (may Peace and Blessings be upon him) was given in the care of Hazrat Bibi Haleemah (R.A) lady of the Banu S’aad tribe. It was the practice of the Arabs to send their children away to the country-side so that they would grow up strong and healthy and learn the refined language of the Bedouin tribe which was considered superior to that of the city language. Hazrat Bibi Haleemah (R.A) found that since Rasulullah (may Peace and Blessings be upon him) had joined her family, there was ‘barkat’ (blessing) and a great deal of prosperity in her home. Thus Rasulullah (may Peace and Blessings be upon him) grew up with the children of Hazrat Bibi Haleemah (R.A), and he often went out with them to tend the sheep and goats.

After every six months, Hazrat Bibi Haleemah (R.A.) brought Rasulullah (may Peace and Blessings be upon him) back to Makkah to his mother Hazrat Bibi Aaminah (R.A.) and to his grandfather Abdul Muttalib.

It was while Rasulullah (may Peace and Blessings be upon him) was in the care of Hazrat Bibi Haleemah (R.A.) that her children reported to her one day that two persons, dressed in white, had taken Rasulullah (may Peace and Blessings be upon him) away. When Hazrat Bibi Halemah (R.A.) found him, he was pale and weak. He explained that the two persons had split open his chest and taken out something from his heart. On inspecting his body, Hazrat Bibi Haleemah (R.A.) found no signs of injury. This incident so upset her that she brought Rasulullah (may Peace and Blessings be upon him) back to Makkah to Bibi Aaminah (R.A.).

According to ‘Saheeh Muslim.’ Hazrat Anas-bin -Maalik (R.A.) reports that one day while Rasulullah (may Peace and Blessings be upon him) was playing with some boys, Hazrat Jibra’eel (A.S) appeared before Rasulullah (may Peace and Blessings be upon him) and split open his chest and removed a black spot from his heart and thereafter placed faith and wisdom in it. He then washed the heart in the water of ‘Zam Zam’ and replaced it in Rasulullah’s (may Peace and Blessings be upon him) chest.

When Rasulullah (may Peace and Blessings be upon him) was six years old, Hazrat Bibi Aaminah (R.A.) took him to her people in Madinah. On the return journey to Makkah, she was taken ill and passed away at Abwa. Hazrat Abdul Muttalib then took care of Rasulullah (may Peace and Blessings be upon him) for two years. When Rasululaah (may Peace and Blessings be upon him) was eight years old, Hazrat Abdul Muttalib also passed away. (Source)

*Rasulullah – refers to the Prophet Muhammad, it means the Messenger of Allah.
** Jibre’el – refers to the Angel Gabriel
*** The photograph is that of the Holy Prophet’s s.a.w.s. childhood home, Hazrat Bibi Haleemah’s (RA) home.

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§ 19 Responses to The Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.s. – Childhood

  • BM says:

    Salam ‘alaykum Sidi Saifuddin,

    Thank you for the post and especially the picture, do you know where teh site is? And if it still is there?

    Jazakum Allah khayran

    • swallehe ahmed bin mohamood says:

      every time i see bad things on me i cry bt then read these article see the home he belonged too bt lived happly,i cry more,more to Allah grant him JANNAH and all his followers.happy 4yotime tken 2check da website.

  • Saifuddin says:

    BismillaharRahmanirRahim

    wa ‘alaikum as-salaam wa rahmatullah. alhamdulillah, I’ve had this one for a while but you may find one similar on a site called Assirou.tk. Let me know if you have any trouble… its in French.

    -Saifuddin

  • BM says:

    Shukran for response, I actually meant site as in the actual location of Hazrat Bibi Haleemah’s home :o). Is it near Mecca somewhere? And do you know if it is still stands or has been demolished?

  • Saifuddin says:

    BismillaharRahmanirRahim

    as-salaamu ‘alaikum BM. Unfortunately, this site has since been demolished. I can check the exact location where it was if you like… let me know.

    -Saifuddin

  • dawudwalid says:

    As-Salaamu `Alaykum,

    Also, Umm Ayman also known as Barakah, who was an ex-Ethiopian slave, was the first person to hold the Holy Prophet (SAAS) upon his deliver from his (SAAS) mother Aminah according to many accounts.

    She was also one of his (SAAS) wet nurses.

    It’s narrated that he said to her, “Yaa Umm Ayman! Ya Ummi!.” (Oh Mother of Ayman! Oh my Mother!)

    He (SAAS) also asked his companions who wished to marry a woman of the People of Paradise.

    Thanks for reminding us of this important info, akhi!

    Wassalaam.

  • Merazul says:

    As’salamu ‘alaykum,

    Unfortunately, The Suadi government and the religious Muttaha have destroyed many Islamic landmarks.

    Dr Irfan Alawi, who is a member of the Alawi family and is a lecturer at a London Univeristy states that 95% of the Islamic Heritage has been destroyed by the Saudi government. He is the main “expert analyst” behind these two articles:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/

  • BM says:

    I was hoping this was a site they missed…. To Allah we belong to Him we return.

    If that would not inconvenience you Sidi Saifuddin I would like to know the site please, would be useful info to have next time I get the opportunity to travel to the Haramain, insha Allah.

  • […] and Final Messenger, Sayyidina Mevlana Muhammad’s (may Peace and Blessings be upon him) (1, 2,) tradition (Sunnah), they do so by declaring and pronouncing aloud the kalima tawhid or the kalima […]

  • MOIN says:

    assalam alikum,
    brother saif uddin,

    please don’t show any picture belong to mohammad (pbuh) if you are not shure. bibi halima place 80 k.m away from taif to al-baha road. I was visited this vollage no home thair like you show.

    best regard’s

    god blease you.

    from,

    moin

  • ZIA says:

    I think it is really painful for auther to detail the services of Hazrat Abutalib who took care of Rusul Allah may Peace and Blessings be upon him. He preffered to write in detail about Halima. It is not fair.

    • Seyfettin says:

      BismillaharRahmnaiRahim

      Selam alaykum Zia. It is good to mention the names of Sahabi keram is it not? My intention here is to do one good deed, big or small one step at a time.

  • sima kareem says:

    assalam o alaikum…
    i want to ask that why Saudi government destroyd this Holy house?

  • zeshan says:

    subhanAllah

  • Mallam Nasiru Abdulraheem says:

    the Government demolish some the islamic land mark may be cause many people could have turn it to place of worship.
    my advice is that when ever any one have the oportunity to travel to some of our Islamic sacred places should try and take some pictures of the area and structures as a references to the rest of our muslim generation.

    thanks,

    Mallam Nasiru

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