Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!===Childhood and teenage=== Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم grew up outside the city in the desert with the family of [[Haleemah bint Abi Dhuayb]], a [[bedouin]] wet nurse who nurtured him. According to the contemporary Arab customs, babies were sent outside the city to bedouin (country) families as they thought the environment was healthier and more suitable for growing stronger children. A number of [[Al-Mu'jizah|miraculous incidents]] is reported to have occured with Haleemah's family with the coming of Muhammad which includes the ripping of young Muhammad's صلى الله عليه وسلم chest by archangel [[Jibi'l Amin (Gabriel)|Gabriel]] who washed his heart with zamzam water to purify him (taken from [[Sahih Muslim]]) . Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم was sent back to Aminah before she went on a journey to visit her husband's grave and died. The boy's charges were taken by his loving grandfather Abd al-Muttalib, who loved him more than his children and always gave him a special treatment. When Abd al-Muttalib passed away leaving his eight year old grandson, it was Muhammad's uncle [[Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib]], the father of Ali and Banu Hashim's new leader, who took his reponsibilities. He remained by his nephew's side until he died some years after Muhammad's prophethood at the age of 40. At the age of 9 or 12, Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم accompanied his uncle on a trade journey to Syria. They settled in the city of [[Basra]], which was under [[Al-Room (Byzantine empire)|Byzantine]] domain, when Bahira the [[Nasara (Nazarene)|Nazarene]] (or according to many Christians "Nestorian") monk came out of his monastery to entertain the travellers. When he saw Muhammad, he took his hand and prophesied that the would be prophet of God. When asked how he could say so he pointed at Muhammad's an apple-like mark below his neck and warned that Muhammad should be taken back to Mecca before anyone in Bosra knew about this. At age of 15, Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم witnessed the "Sacrilegious" wars between the Quraysh and their allies [[Banu Kinanah]] on one side and Qays 'Aylan tribe on the other. The wars continued with varying fortunes and considerable loss of human life for a number of years. It was thus called because the inviolables were made violable, the prohibited months being included. In one of those battles, Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم attended on his uncles but did not raise arms against their opponents. His efforts were confined to picking up the arrows of the enemy as they fell, and handing them over to his uncles. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Islam Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://islam.wikia.org/wiki/Prophet_Muhammad_(ﷺ)"