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Q:         What was the age of the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – when Hazrat Haleema – may Allah be pleased with her – returned him to his mother Hazrat Amina – may Allah be pleased with her?

A:         Approximately 4 years.

Q:         What was his age at the time when his mother passed away?

A:         6 years.

Q:         Where was he with his mother when she passed away?

A:         At the place called Abwa.

Q:         Who took care of him after his mother passed away?

A:         His grandfather Hazrat Abdul Muttalib – may Allah be pleased with him.

Q:         What was his age when his grandfather Hazrat Abdul Muttalib – may Alllah be pleased with him – passed away?

A:         8 Years.

Q:         Who took the responsibility of upbringing him after his demise?

A:         His uncle Abu Taalib.

Q:         To where did he travel for the first time?

A:         To Shaam (Syria).

Q:         What was his age at the time of journey?

A:         12 years.

Q:         What kind of journey was it?

A:         It was a business trip.

Q:         What made him the most significant of all during the journey?

A:         His blessed face shone from a distance.

Q:         Which monk expressed the desire to see him during the journey?

A:         Bahira the monk.

Q:         What did he say to his uncle after seeing him?

A:         He has all the signs of becoming the final Prophet; take him back and save him from the mischief of the jews.

Q:         Did his uncle adhere to his advice?

A:         Yes.  He sent him back to Makkah Mukarramah.

Q:         How did he stay in his uncle’s house?

A:         Very peacefully, without harming anyone.

Q:         How did he appear when he got up every morning during his childhood?

A:         It appeared as if his face was already washed.

Q:         How would he spend his childhood days?

A:         He sat in the Haram Shareef most of the time.

Q:         When he walked in the sun what provided shade for him?

A:         The clouds used to provide shade for him when he walked in the sun.

Q:         Did he trouble for anything during his childhood like other children do?

A:         Never.

Q:         What are some important events that took place during his childhood?

A:         His chest was opened, he travelled to Shaam, the Christian monk informed about him being the final Prophet.

Q:         Who was his close childhood friend?

A:         Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq – may Allah be pleased with him.

Q:         How would he feel when he saw people involved in idol-worshipping during his childhood?

A:         He disliked it.

(Islami Ma’loomaat Ka Encyclopedia)