Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the last prophet of Allah. He was born at Makkah in 571 A.D. His father Abdullah had died before he was born. He was brought up by his mother Amena. Then he was brought up by his loving grandfather. Abdul Muttalib a chief of the Quraish. But when he died after eight years his uncle Abu Talib under took to look after him. He looked after him more lovingly than his own children. He left no stone unturned to give him all the facilities.
He was named Muhammad (PBUH) and someone asked Hazrat Abdul Mutalib the cause of naming the child Muhammad he replied that one day the whole world will praise his grandson. His hope came true. A few days after his birth the child was put under the care of a nurse. Hazrat Haleema Saadia. She took him to her desert home and looked after him for four years. The child brought luck and happiness to the family of his nurse. She herself was very happy to bring him up.
Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him) grew in to a fine boy. He was very kind and gentle. He was loved by the people. His boyhood as well as his youth was very pure and pious. People called him Sadiq (truthful) and Amin (honest). From very early life became the symbol of truth and honesty. He was a great example for other.
In his early youth he earned his good name and fame Hazrat Khadeeja named Tahira a rich widow of Makkah heard about his great virtues. She asked him to run his business. She was greatly impressed by his fine qualities. She married him when he was 25. She proved to be the most faithful and sincere wife. She stood by him through thick and thin she was 40 at the time of marriage.
When the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was 40 the angel Gabriel brought him the first message of God. He declared that he was a prophet of God. He began to preach Islam. In those days the people of Arabia worshipped idols. They thought that those figures of stone and wood are gods. Many arabs killed their daughters as soon as they were born. They were always fighting among themselves. They used to drink and gamble. In short they were in darkness evil had surrounded them. Bloodshed was very common. There waas no love at all.
Islam is the religion of peace. The first thing it teaches that is safety and peace. So the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) told the people that idols were not gods. He asked the people to worship the on True God. Their creator. He asked them to give up their bad ways. He asked them not to tell lies not to drink not to gamble and not to bury their daughters alive. He told them the simple ways to lead a better life in this world and the world hereafter.
When the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) started preaching during his period many battles were fought against the infidels. Soon Islam overcame the whole Arabia. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) passed away when he was 63. His sacred tomb is in Madina. He showed the right way to the people of the whole world. He made his followers honest pious kind and truthful. He is the last prophet of Allah. We can succeed in this world and the world hereafter by following his teachings. His teachings are not only for one Muslim but also for the whole universe.