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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?

A:      Twice.

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?

A:      No.

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:

  1. Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq – may Allah be pleased with him
  2. Hakeem Ibn Haraam
  3. Damaad Ibn Tha’labah
  4. 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)