Ibn Ishaq was born in Medina about eighty-five years after the hijra (AH 85) and died in Baghdad in AH No copy of Ibn Ishaq’s biography in its original form. Ibn Ishaq’s sira is passed down to us in an abridged and annotated recension by a later scholar, Ibn Hisham (d. c. CE), although it is. Ibn Isḥāq, in full Muḥammad Ibn Isḥāq Ibn Yasār Ibn Khiyār (born c. , Medina , Arabia—died , Baghdad), Arab biographer of the Prophet Muḥammad.

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Waraqa decided on Christianity and followed the books of its teachers until he had obtained knowledge of the scripture. Mutual aid will be given by Believers sifa Jews against who may attack Medina. Montgomery Watt and M. My kinsmen said, “What will be the sign?

Oxford University Press, Allah will protect me! As with the Jews, so with their adherents, except for him who commits a crime.

There he must walk around the Kaba seven times, kiss the black stone set in one of its walls, run between the two hills of Safa and Marwa near by, travel to Arafat, a hill some twelve miles from Mecca, and on the way back sacrifice sheep and camels at Mina, where a ceremonial stoning of devils takes place. Abu Bakr often asked the apostle for permission to emigrate, but he always received the answer, ‘Be not in such haste; perchance Allah may give thee a companion’, and Abu Bakr hoped that the companion might be Muhammad himself When the Quraysh saw that the apostle of Allah had gathered a united group and had gained adherents in another country, and when they saw inn companions emigrating to that country, they realized that he had found shelter and protection.


He went to the apostle of Allah sirs said, a wanderer came to me last night, a man who wore two green garments, and carried a gong in his hand. He possesses the secret of the heavens and of the earth.

The Lord will give thee victory in this world and reward in the next. Thou art my Lord! The hosts of Allah are known to Himself alone! Yet the result’s degree of approximation to Ibn Ishaq’s original text can only be conjectured. We know all the poets and their styles.

He enjoys dignity among his people, and protection in his country; nevertheless, he shuns them and wishes to sura himself with you. I swear that no Ismaili ever falsely claimed to be a prophet. Al-Abbas asked the people, “Are you aware of the conditions on which you pledge allegiance to this man?

Then I reminded the apostle that I had said they would do this, for they were a treacherous, lying, and evil people. Then he said, ‘O Muhammad!

The Life of Muhammad – I. Ishaq – Oxford University Press

I shall take him with me, and we shall never be separated from each other. It had deserted you. As most of us had not seen the apostle of Allah before, the people could not distinguish him from Abu Bakr until the sun fell on the apostle and Abu Bakr rose to shelter him with his cloak.

When the apostle of Allah ended his sojourn at Hira he departed to Mecca and went first round the Kaba as was his habit.

But as for Moses, he is a tall, dark, lively man with curled hair and a long nose; the son of Mary, is neither tall nor short, with tlowing hair, and a countenance shining as if he had just come out of a bath, and you would imagine that water is dripping from his head although there is none on it.


They therefore met to consult on what they should do. This was, in fact, the first test of the new brotherhood, for many of those in Medina had relatives in Mecca and to the Arabs the ties of blood were sacred.

When he took me in Ismail asked: If Ibn Ishaq is to be believed, Muhammad made no such claim: They added even to these rules, saying that persons who had come from outside the sacred city ought not to eat food they had brought in with them, whether they came as pilgrims or visitors.

Muhammad and the Jews According to Ibn Ishaq

Go, and speak what you wish. The prophet showed great magnanimity in dealing with his opponents and only four people were put to death after the capture of the city, though one was a singing-girl who had composed satirical verses about Muhammad.

On his arrival in Syria the apostle of Allah alighted in the shade of a tree near the hermitage of a monk, iehaq approached Maysara and asked, ‘Who is this man under the tree? I swear by him whose hand the life of Khadija is, that I hope thou wilt be the prophet of this nation!

The words which I have heard will spread far and wide.