Q: How the kuffaar of Makkah Mukarramah used to call him?
A: By the titles of “Saadiq” (Truthful) and “Ameen” (Trustworthy).
Q: What was his occupation in his youth?
A: To trade.
Q: Where did he travel to for business?
A: To Shaam (Syria).
Q: Which wealthy woman of Makkah Mukarramah gave him the proposal of business with her?
A: Hazrat Khadeejah – may Allah be pleased with her.
Q: How many times did he travel to foreign lands prior to proclaiming his Prophethood?
Q: In which battle did he partake for the first time?
A: Harb Fujjaar.
Q: What was his age at that time?
A: 15 years.
Q: Did he fight in that battle?
Q: How long did the battle last?
A: 10-15 days.
Q: What was the treaty that took place in his youth?
A: Half Al-Fadool.
Q: What was its objective?
A: To keep the peace.
Q: Why was the treaty named Half Al-Fadool?
A: Because most of the members that partook in it their first names were Fadl.
Q: When the Quraish started the construction of the Holy Ka’bah, what was his age at that time?
A: 35 years.
Q: What was the reason for the fight that occurred between the leaders of Quraish at the time of construction?
A: On placing the Hajar Aswad.
Q: How long did it last?
A: 5 days.
Q: Who was the third party that resolved the conflict?
A: The Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him.
Q: Who placed the Hajar Aswad with his own hands?
A: The holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him.
Q: How did he resolve the conflict between the parties?
A: He put the Hajar Aswad (Black Stone) in a sheet and told the leaders of all four major tribes to hold all four corners of the sheet, and this is how the conflict was resolved.
Q: On which day was Hajar Aswad placed?
A: On Monday.
Q: Why do people kiss it?
A: It is from paradise, and because the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – kissed it therefore all the Muslims also kiss it.
Q: What are the names of people who were in search of truth prior to the proclamation of Prophethood?
A: Zaid Ibn ‘Amr, Warqah Ibn Naufal, ‘Ubaidah Ibn Habsh and ‘Uthmaan Ibn Haarith.
Q: Were there some people on true religion even prior to the proclamation of his Prophethood?
A: Yes, they were Warqah Ibn Naufal, Zaid Ibn ‘Amr, Abu Qais and some other individuals besides them as well.
Q: Why did Allah Almighty swear by the city of Makkah Mukarramah in Surah Al-Balad of the Holy Quran?
A: Because the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – was born in that city and resided there.
Q: What are the names of the most significant friends of the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – prior to the proclamation of his Prophethood?
A: They were four:
- Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq – may Allah be pleased with him
- Hakeem Ibn Haraam
- Damaad Ibn Tha’labah
- Qais Ibn Saaib Makhzoomi
Q: What is the name of the mountain near Makkah Mukarramah where the Holy Prophet – may Allah send peace and blessings upon him – used to worship?
A: Jabal Noor.
(Islami Ma’loomaat Ka Encyclopaedia)