Hazrat Haleema’s house where the young Holy Prophet (SWS) spent 5-6 years as a child.
Haleema Saadia (RA) was daughter of Abdullah bin Harith and wife of Harith Abu Zowaib, from Banu Saad tribe, was that fortunate lady who took Muhammad (peace be upon him), then just an-eight-days-old, for foster care. Haleema had a 5 year old daughter Shaima and a suckling son, Abdullah. Shaima was about five years old and she used to help her mother take care of Muhammed (SWS). She would bath him and take him for walks and always embraced him with love. She used to sing songs about him and say: “Our Lord! Keep Muhammad (peace be upon him) alive for us so that I can see him become an adolescent, then a leader. Suppress his enemies and those who are envious of him, and give him everlasting glory!”
Rabi-ul Awwal Mubarak!
We are thankful and blessed to see another Rabi-ul Awwal month especially as it contains the birthday, 12th, of the holy Prophet Muhammad (SWS).
As an introduction to this month please read a version of the holy Prophet’s SWS birth from various cited sources. The pictures above and here are some of the original remaining left of the holy Prophet’s (SWS) house before they were demolished.
Bismillah Irahma Nirrahim
Prophey Muhammad SWS, Rasul Allah (SAW) was born on a Monday.
Birth date was 12th Rabi-ul Awwal (Islamic Calender). which is 570 AD (Gregorian calender). That year is also called Aam-Ul-Feel (year of the elephant), because that year governor of Yemen, Abraha al-Ashram try to attack Holy Qaba with elephants (13, lead elephant Mahmoud knelt down before Mecca and refused to move in the direction of the Kaaba), but the and his whole army was destroyed by little birds called Ababil (Sura Al-Fil).
TIME OF BIRTH
According to citations the holy Prophet (SWS) was born in the morning, around 9:57 AM.
Naratted by Hazrat Qab al Ahbar
“of course Allah told Hazrat Musa (AS) the time of birth of Rasul Allah (SAS) and he (Musa (AS)) told his people that when that (a particular) star will move from its place, it will be the time of birth of Rasul Allah (SAW). This news and will travel among jews from generation to generation”
(Alseerat tul Nabviea, Dahlan 1:40)
A Jewish scholar came from the Country Shaam and settled in Makkah. He had the knowledge of holy books. He use to say;
“O People of Makkah! very soon a child will be born among you. Arabs and the rest of World will follow him and he will win the rest of world. His time of birth is close. Who ever will get that time and will obey him, he will be successful and who ever will go against him, he will fail.”
(Alseerat tul Nabviea :41)
Narrated by Ibn Ishak in Seerat Ibn Hasham that Hazrat Amina said;
“Between the condition of sleeping and awakening some one came (an angel) and said “Do you know you are going to be the mother of a king and Rasul of this Ummah?”
(Tabqat ibn Saad 1:98)
Narrated by Hazrat Amina (mother of Rasool Allah (SAW))
“I was pregnant but I never felt any difficulty from start till end”
(Tabqat ibn Saad 1:98)
Narrated by Umru bin Qatiba that Abu Naeem told me that his father was a highly knowledgeable person and he told that when time of delivery of Hazrat Amina was close Allah ordered angels to open all the heavens and skies doors and ordered them to go there. So they came and started congratulating each other. Mountains of the world went higher with pride, seas became wild and waves went higher and the earth people started congratulating each other. Every angel came there and devil was hang upside down in Bahre Khazir tide in 70 chains and other devils were also tide and that day the Sun was given more light and 70,000 hoor’s were standing in air waiting for Rasul Allah (SAW) to be born. In honor of Rasul Allah (SAW), Allah ordered whole women of the world to be born with boys that year. Thus when Rasool Allah (SAW) was born, the whole earth was fill with noor and angels congratulated each other and in every sky a pillar of diamond and a pillar of Zabarjar was placed, because of whom every thing were lightened. These pillars are very famous in the skies which Rasul Allah (SAW) noticed at the time of Miraj. He (SAW) was told that these pillars were placed in the happiness of your birth. That night Allah placed 70,000 trees of perfumed “Kastoori” at the shore of Kawthar which will be used to perfume people of heaven. That night ones in skies asked for blessing from Allah. Stone idols were fall by there faces……….”
(Al khasis ul Qubra, 1:47)
Abu Naeem naratted from Hazrat Abbas (RA)
“Noor of Rasul Allah (SAW) in Hazrat Amina was known because that night every animal of the Quresh tribe was able to speak and it was saying “Swear of Rab e qaba! Rasool Allah(SAW) is born and he is peace for the world and the highest point for the universe. Slave jinns of the witches of arab tribes were unable to come to them. Their knowledge was taken away……animals started running from east to west to congratulate each other. Sea creatures also congratulated each other. It was said in earth and skies “be happy blessed and merciful Rasul abu qasim’s (father of qasim) time of birth has come.”
MIRACLES AT TIME OF BIRTH
Hazrat Amina (RA) stayed pregnant for 9 months. During this time she never feel any problem like pregnant women feels. His (SAW) father had already died. Angels said “Ya Allah! your Prophet will be born an orphan”. Allah said “I will be his Savior and helper”. Every one (angels) gains blessings by his birth. Doors of heavens and skies were open.
Hazrat Amina (RA) says “After 6 months of pregnancy, a person came in dream. He touched with his foot and said “Oh Amina! you are conceiving the most respectful person of the universe. When he will be born, name him Mohammad (SAW).”
Then Hazrat Amina (RA) said, “when the time of birth came near I heard a voice which made me frightened, no one was near me. Then I saw some one rubbed a white feather like thing on me and because of that all the fear left me. I was feeling thirsty, at that time I was offered a juice, white like milk which I drank and because of it every thing was lightened. Then I saw tall women who gathered me. They were looking the daughters of the trip Abd Manaf. I was surprised because of the strange incidents. Then I saw silky dress between earth and sky and some one said “Take the child and hide him from people”. Then I saw some people who were standing in air carrying silver bottles. Birds gathered my house. There peeks were of Zabarjad and wings were of diamonds. Allah took all the curtains away from my eyes. I saw east and west and I saw 3 flags. 1 in east, 1 in west and 1 was placed on the roof of Kabba. When the matter of giving birth was complete, I saw that unique child. He was in Sajda (Prostration) and his finger was raised up like some one is praying with full concentration. Then I saw a white cloud came down and hide the baby, he was out of my sight. I heard some one saying “Take Muhammad (SAW) to east and west, and take him to seas also, so that every thing will recognise his name and personality, and also that he (SAW) is a destroyer too, and will destroy all the Shirk.
Then he (SAW) appeared in front of my eyes. He (SAW) was wearing a white dress at that time and under him was green silk. He (SAW) was holding 3 keys made of pearls in his hands and some one was saying Mohammad (SAW) has captured the keys of prophethood, success and blessing.
Then another cloud appeared and voice of horses and birds were coming out of it. That cloud also hid him(SAW), and went out of my sight again. I heard someone saying “Take Mohammad(SAW) to east and west and the places of prophets. And introduce Jinn, animals, birds and every type of spiritual creatures to him and give him properties of Hazrat Adam, …..tears of Hazrat Nuh,….friendship of Ibrahim, Hazrat Ismael’s tongue, Hazrat Yakub’s good news, Hazrat Yousuf’s beauty, Hazrat Dawud’s voice, Hazrat Ayub’s patience, Hazrat Yahya’s piety, Hazrat Isa’s generosity and characteristics of prophets.
He (SAW) again appeared in front of my eyes. This time a green silky peace of cloth was in his hand. Some one said “congratulations! Mohammad(SAW) has captured whole world and all creatures are under his control. Then I saw 3 people. One was holding a silver bottle and other was holding white silk which he opened and took a stamp out of it. It was too shiny that one feels blind. It was washed 7 times with the water of that bottle and then marked it between the shoulders of Rasul Allah(SAW) and then put it in silk cloth again. Then he (angel) hid him between his wings for some time and then gave him (SAW) to me.”
(Al Khasis ul Qubra, 1:47-48)
Narrated by Hazrat Amina “I saw tall women, they look like from the tribe of Abd Manaf. They gathered me. I have never seen women with more bright faces. One of them came forward, I rested at her (like we take our back with chair) and then other one came forward and offered me a drink which was whiter then milk, cooler then ice and sweeter then honey. she said with love “drink it” and I did. Second said “drink more” and I did and on my asking they told me that they are Hazrat Asia and Hazrat Mariam and with them are hoors of heaven.”
(Al Mohaib, 1:112)
(Anwar al Mohamadia, 33)
There was a trembling in holy Kaaba for 2 days and 2 nights (Kabaa was filled with almost 365 idle gods at that time) and all the idles in it fall down. This was the first sign of the birth of Prophet Muhammad (SWS).
Nosherwah (king of Iran) build a castle which was said to be faultless. That castle trembled too heavenly that it had cracks in it. And 14 of its pillars (or windows) fell down without any weakness
In Faris fire used for worshiping was extinguished. That fire was burning for over one thousand years. The fire in all of worshipping places were extinguished and no one was able to burn the fire for worshipping that night.
Most of the people of the world worshiped idle gods at that time. Among the leaders of quresh ..Warqa bin naufel, zaid ibn e umar and Abdullah bin Habsh went to there idle god and found it had fallen down on its face. They tried to lift it up on its feets and it fell down again. And it happened 3 times. Then there was a voice from that idle that “A Child has born and with his light (noor) East and West are brightened.”
(Seerat e Halbia vol 1)
River Sawa went dry.
Water in Samava Valley also dried up.
Before the birth of Rasul Allah (SAW), that year Arabs were under heavy crisis of hunger and thirst because of the lack of rain. But with the birth of Rasul Allah (SAW) everything changed. It rained. The land became green and crops became healthy.
“That’s why that year was named “the year of victory and happiness” because before that Banu Quresh were in crisis. Then the land became green. Trees were green and there was satisfaction and wealthiness everywhere.”
(Seerat Halbia, 1:47)
Prophet Moses (A.S) informed his nation about the birth of Prophet Muhammad (SWS) that “when a (certain) star will move from its place that will be the time of the birth of the last prophet. Bani Israel (Prophet Moses’s Nation) passed this information from generation to generation. Thats why when Prophet Muhammad (SWS) was born there was a sudden rush in Jews and they were going from one place to other to ask about the new born baby. Jew Scholars use to tell arabs that very soon a child will born and whole Arab will follow him and he will conquer rest of the world. Who ever will follow him will be succeed and who will go against him will fail. His time of birth is near. After birth of Prophet Muhammad (pbup) Hazrat Abdul Mutlab went to the Jewish scholar who came from the country Shaam and sateled in Makkah. He told him “The great child which I told you about has born. Last night the star which was suppose to give his news is also raised”
(al Seerat ul Nabvia, 1:41)
Narrated by Abu Naeem and Bahaki that Hazrat Hassan bin Sabit (RA) told that “I was 7 or 8 years old. And I could understand talks. That morning a Jews was standing on a rock and was saying loudly “oh group of Jews, please gather. I have a great news” when people gathered he said “The star of Ahmad has raised. That Prophet is born tonight (which every one was waiting).
(Al Mohaib al Askalani)
(Al Khasis al Sayoti)
Narrated by Imam Hakim that Hazrat Ayesha(RA) said “There was a jew in Makka, at the night of birth he came out of his house and asked tribe quresh “is a child born among you?” people said no. He said, “Listen to me carefully! today last prophet of this ummat is born. and oh tribe of Quresh! he is from you.”
“There is a seal of prophetism on his shoulders. These things are mention in old books. go to your houses and ask.”
Qureshi people were surprised. all of them went home and very soon they all came to know that Allah has granted Abdul Mutlab a grand son. and on his birth too many un natural things and miracle happen. They very soon came back to him and told him that “you are right. Abdul Mutlab has a grand son”. He said take me to his home i wanna see with my own eyes. He went there and saw Rasool Allah(S.A.W). checked his seal of prophetism and said with sadness “Swear of Allah! Prophetism has went away from bani israel”
(Seerat al Nabvia, Dahlan 1:41) “oo tribe of Quresh congratulate a new life to you. because of him(S.A.W) you will get that greatness that from east to west he will be famous”
Hazrat Abdul Mutalib (grand father of Rasul Allah(SAW)) was in Kabba that morning and suddenly stone idols fall down and a voice start coming for Kabba.. “Mohammad(SAW) is born and non believers will faint in front of him.”
(al Seerat ul Nabvia, 1:41)
He was thinking of these unusual things mean while a person came and told him that Allah granted him a grand son. He went to home Hazrat Amina told Hazrat Abdul Mutalib all the strange things, advices and good news which she has seen.
(Tabqat ibn Saad, 1:103)
Hazrat Abdul Muttalib went to the jewish scholar who came from the country Sham and settled in Makkah. He told him “The great child which I told you about has been born. Last night the star which was suppose to give his news is also raised.”
(al Seerat ul Nabvia, 1:41)
Narrated by Abo Naeem and Bahaki that Hazrat Hassan bin Sabit (RA) told that “I was 7 or 8 years old. And I could understand talks. That morning a Jews was standing on a rock and was saying loudly “oh group of Jews, please gather. i have a great news” when people gathered he said “The star of Ahmad has raised. That Prophet is born tonight (which every one was waiting).
(Al Mohaib al Askalani)
(Al Khasis al Sayoti)
Narrated by Imam Hakim that Hazrat Ayesha(RA) said “There was a Jew in Makka, at the night of birth he came out of his house and asked tribe quresh “is a child born among you?” people said no. He said “Listen to me carefully! today the last prophet of this umma is born. and oh tribe of Quresh! he is from you.”
(Seerat al Nabvia, Dahlan 1:40)
“There is a seal of prophetism on his shoulders. These things are mention in old books. Go to your houses and ask.”
Qureshi people were surprised. All of them went home and very soon they all came to know that Allah had granted Abdul Muttalib a grand son and on his birth many miracles happened. They very soon came back to him and told him that “You are right. Abdul Mutalib has a grand son”. He said take me to his home I want to see with my own eyes. He went there and saw Rasul Allah (SAW), checked his seal of prophetism and said with sadness “Swear of Allah! Prophetism has went away from bani Israel.”
(Seerat al Nabvia, Dahlan 1:41)
“O tribe of Quresh congratulate a new life to you. because of him(SAW) you will get that greatness that from east to west he will be famous” Before the birth of Rasool Allah (SAW), that year Arab was under heave crises of hunger and thirst because of no rain. But with the birth of Rasul Allah (SAW) every thing changed. It rained. The land became green and crops became healthy.