The Prophet : Not Offending and Not Being Offended

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / The Person / H. Kamil Yılmaz, PhD

The Quran refers to the kindness of Prophet Muhammad towards all creatures and his compassion and grace for humans: "There had come unto you a Messenger, one of yourselves, unto whom whatever that you are overburdened is grievous, full of concern for you, for the believers full of pity, merciful."

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Was Muhammad Illiterate?

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / The Person / Muhammed Raşid, PhD

Muhammad was born in the full light of day and the biography of no other prophet is based upon so much historical evidence as that of the Prophet of Islam. We can not, therefore, establish whether the Prophet was literate or illiterate without the support of history. There has been no dearth of scholars, even in the West, who have reached the conclusion that the Prophet did not know how to read and write.

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Shamail

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / The Person / Ali Yardım, PhD

The Arabic word shamail is the plural form of shimal, a word that acts as a root for words of many different meanings, some which are even antonymous. Some of these meanings are temper, nature, character, mood and action, behavior and attitude.

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The Hilya in Islamic Calligraphy

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) / The Person / M. Uğur Derman, PhD

The Islamic faith discourages the making of depictions of a person who could be idolized. Instead of having an image of the Prophet, as exists for Christ within the Christian world, Muslims learn about the characteristics of the Prophet from the hilyah.

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Genealogy

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) belongs to Adnanis that is one of the two biggest Arabic tribes. The Adnanis are also known as Ismailites named after the Prophet Ismael, the son of Abraham. 

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