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Q:      On which day was our beloved Prophet Muhammad – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – born?

A:      He was born on Monday.

Q:      In which month was he born?

A:      In Rabee’ Al-Awwal Shareef.

Q:      What is the name of the city in which his blessed birth took place?

A:      Makkah Mukarramah.

Q:      In which portion of Makkah Mukarramah?

A:      At the place called “Sooq Al-Lail” in Makkah Mukarramah.

Q:      Which noteworthy events occurred at the time of his noble birth?

A:      The fire of Persian fire temple went off and all the idols of Ka’bah shareef fell on their faces.

Q:      Which important event took place prior to his birth?

A:      The incident of “The People of Elephant”.

Q:      What did his noble mother Hazrat Amina – may Allah be pleased with her – see at the time of his birth?

A:      A Noor emanated from within her, in the light of which, she saw the palaces of Syria.

Q:      What did his grandfather observe at the time of his blessed birth?

A:      He saw that the Holy Ka’bah was leaning towards his house.

Q:      How long before his birth his father Hazrat ‘Abdullah – may Allah be pleased with him – passed away?

A:      Few months prior to his birth.

Q:      Which tribe did his father belong to?

A:      The tribe of Banu Haashim in Quraish.

Q:      Which tribe did his mother belong to?

A:      Banu Zahra.

Q:      Which state was he in when he was born?

A:      His umbilical cord was cut, he was clean and his blessed body was smelling of sweet fragrance.

Q:      Which words did he recite as soon as he came to the world?

A;      His head was in Sajdah and he was saying, “O Allah! Forgive my nation.”

Q:      Where was his maternal grandmother’s house?

A:      In (Yathrib) Madinah Munawwarah.

Q:      How old was his father when he passed away?

A:      24 years old.

Q:      Which uncle of his freed a lady-slave in the happiness of his blessed birth?

A:      Abu Lahab.

Q:      Which uncle of his was also his foster brother?

A:      Hazrat Hamzah – may Allah be pleased with him.

Q:      How long did he stay by his mother after his birth?

A:      One week.

Q:      When did his grandfather perform his Aqeeqah after his birth?

A:      On the seventh day.

Q:      How did he celebrate his birthdays?

A:      By keeping fast.

Q:      Which tribe did his Daai Haleema – may Allah be pleased with her – belong to?

A:      Banu Sa’d.

Q:      His foster mother was also a lady-slave; what is her name?

A:      Thaubiyah.

Q:      When Hazrat Haleema – may Allah be pleased with her – took him to her house, what blessings did she receive?

A;      The goats produced milk abundantly.

Q:      How many foster brothers and sisters did he have?

A:      4.

Q:      How long did he stay by Hazrat Haleema – may Allah be pleased with her?

A;      Approximately 4 years.

Q:      What befell him whilst staying by her?

A:      His chest was opened.

Q:      What did he use to do with his foster brother?

A:      They used to take the goats for grazing.

Q:      What did he play with in his childhood?

A:      The moon; as he moved his finger the moon used to move in the pointed direction.

Q:      What was the name of his maternal grandfather?

A:      Wahb.

Q:      Who kept his name Muhammad?

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

Q:      Who kept his name Ahmad?

A:      His mother Hazrat Amina – may Allah be pleased with her.

Q:      How many years after Hazrat ‘Isa – peace be upon him – was he born?

A:      571 Years A.C.

Q:      Where did his grandfather take him after his birth?

A;      To the Holy Ka’bah.

Q:      How long did he drink the milk of Hazrat Haleema – may Allah be pleased with her?

A:      For two years.

Q:      What change did his blessed birth bring to Makkah Mukarramah?

A:      The drought of Makkah Mukarramah came to an end.

Q:      How did he respect his mother Hazrat Haleema – may Allah be pleased with her?

A:      He used to stand up for her and help her with anything she needed.

(Islami Ma’loomaat Ka Encyclopaedia)