Blessed birth and childhood of The Prophet Muhammad (Sallal laahu alaihi wasallam.

BLESSED BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD

MIRACULOUS EVENTS IN THE WOMB : Bibi Amina (Radi Allahu Anha) says that she did not show any signs of pregnancy, for the first six months. She further stated that after the sixth month, she could feel a huge light inside her. She then dreamt an Angel, who informed her that she was carrying the Final Messenger in her womb. The Angel also informed her that when the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) would be born then a great light will manifest itself, which would allow her to clearly see the huge buildings of Syria and Basra. Bibi Amina (Radi Allahu Anha) says, When Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) came into my womb, my first month was Rajab. In this month, I saw a very bright and fragrant person in my dream. I asked who he was and he replied by saying that He was Adam (alaihis salaam). I asked his reason for coming, and he said, “I have come to give you glad tidings, that the Master of the Worlds is in your womb. In the same way, in the second month I saw Hazrat Shees (alaihis salaam), in the third month Hazrat Idrees (alaihis salaam), in the fourth month, Hazrat Nooh (alaihis salaam), in the fifth month, Hazrat Hud (alaihis salaam), in the sixth month Hazrat Ibraheem (alaihis salaam), In the seventh month, Hazrat Ismaeel (alaihis salaam), in the eight month, Hazrat Moosa (alaihis salaam) and in the ninth month, Hazrat Esa (alaihis salaam), and every one of them blessed me with glad tidings.[Rauzatun Naeem]
THE MOST BLESSED BIRTH IN THE UNIVERSE : The Most beloved Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and the Leader of the Universe was born on Monday the 12th Rabi ul Awwal 53 years before Hijrat coinciding, 20 April 571 at the time of Subh Saadiq. It has thus been the manner of the people of Makkah, that on the 12th they go to the blessed home of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) to make ziyaarah and commemorate the Meelad Shareef [Madarijun Nabuiwat vol.2 pg.14]
THE MOST BLESSED CHILDHOOD : As a child, Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was given in the care of a nurse called Daai Halima Saadiya (Radi Allahu Anha). This, was the tradition of the Arabians. Before being given to her, the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was suckled by Bibi Amina, Hazrat Suwayba and Hazrat Umm-e-Aiman (radi Allahu anhuma).
Daai Halima (Radi Allahu Anha) says that when she brought the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) to her home, she would never have to burn a lamp at night, since the Noor of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) brightened her entire home. She also states that when she suckled Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), then he would only take milk from the right breast and not from the left, leaving this, for Bibi Halima’s son (radi Allahu anhum). He inturn would abstain from drinking from the left, and would never drink milk before Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). She further states that the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was always pure and clean as a child. He never messed the bedding with passing urine or stool. Whenever he would need to answer to the call of nature, he showed a sign and would then do so. She says that she never needed to rinse his blessed mouth of clean him, as she would only make the intention and she would find that this was already done. Bibi Halima (Radi Allahu Anha) says that the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) grew very swiftly and his progress was completely different from any other child. He grew in a day, what other children grew in a month and in a month, he grew what other children would grow in a year. She says that when he was two months old he could sit very well. At three months, he began to stand. At four months, he could walk by holding the wall and at five months he walked and talked very well.
In his first stages, the first words he said were, Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Alhumdu lil laahi Rabbil AalameenBibi Halima (Radi Allahu Anha) says, At night I would often here him read, Laa ilaaha ilal laahu Qudoosun Qudoosun Naamatul Uyoonu wa Rahmaanu Laa Takhuzuhu sinatuw wala Naum. She says that in his sixth month, he started to run and in his seventh month, he could run very swiftly. At eight months, he spoke very beautiful words. At nine months he spoke with great wisdom and intellect. Bibi Halima (Radi Allahu Anha) states that when Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was ten months old, he could fire an arrow from a bow. Whenever children called him to play, he would reply by saying, Almighty Allah did not me create to play.The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) always took anything in his right hand by saying Bismillah hir Rahmaan nir Raheem. [Rauzatun Naeem]
Bibi Halima (Radi Allahu Anha) says, Once there was a drought, so we took the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) with us into a jungle and made dua by saying, O Allah bestow rain upon us through this child. Immediately the clouds began to gather, and it began to rain very hard. It was as if someone had opened the cork of a water bottle. Bibi Halima (Radi Allahu Anha) was blessed in various ways, during the time when the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was with her. This continued even until the incident of Shakus Sadr occurred.
THE SPLITTING OF THE CHEST : Once Bibi Halima’s (Radi Allahu Anha) son rushed home to tell his mother that he saw three people dressed in white clothing and who were very bright, lay Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) down on the ground and split open his chest. He said, I left them in that condition and came to call you to assist.Bibi Halima (Radi Allahu Anha) and her husband became alarmed and rushed to the spot where their livestock were grazing. They reached there to find that Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was sitting and very worried. Bibi Halima (Radi Allahu Anha) spoke to him very gently and asked him what had happened. The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, Three people, very bright and dressed in white appeared. They lay me down and then split open my chest. They then removed something and put in something and then sealed my chest, and in all that time, I did not even feel the slightest pain. After this incident, Bibi Halima (Radi Allahu Anha) watched the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) very closely. When the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was two years old, he was very healthy and he was not being suckled any more. Bibi Halima (Radi Allahu Anha) then returned him top Bibi Amina (Radi Allahu Anha), who showered her with many valuable gifts and blessings.[Madarijun Nabuiwat vol.2 pg 12]
HOW MANY TIMES WAS THE CHEST SPLIT OPEN? : Hazrat Shah Abdul Aziz Muhadith Dehlwi (Radi Allahu Anhu) wrote in the Tafseer of Surah Alam Nashrah, that the Blessed chest of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was split open four times. The first time was when the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was at the home of Bibi Halima (Radi Allahu Anha), The wisdom of this was to purify him of the thoughts that children have of playing and being mischievous. The second time was when Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was 10 years old. This was so that he may become fearless of the general fears during ones youth. The third time was in the Cave of Hira, when a majestic light was placed into his heart, so that he may be able to withstand the revelation from the court of Almighty Allah. The fourth time was during the Journey of Me’raj. On this occasion, the heart was adorned with the light of wisdom. This was done so that he may be able to make deedar (see) Almighty Allah and converse with his Creator. [Madarijun Nabuiwat – Seeratul Mustafa]
WISAAL OF BIBI AMINA (Radi Allahu Anha) : When the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was six years old, his mother took him with her on a journey to Madinah Shareef to visit relatives, and to pass by the Blessed grave of his blessed father. On this journey, they were accompanied by Umme Aiman (Radi Allahu Anha). Whilst returning, they passed through a place called Abwa, when Bibi Amina (Radi Allahu Anha) made wisaal (passed away). Umme Aiman (Radi Allahu Anha) brought Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) back to Makkah Shareef and gave him in the care of his grandfather Hazrat Abdul Mutallib (Radi Allahu Anhu). When the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was eight years old, his grandfather also passed away.

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