Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ Wondrous Life: A Timelineby Hessy Trishandiani
Stories of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ have been told for generations and will continue to be retold for generations to come.
Birth and Young Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
570 CE | Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was Born
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was born in Makkah. His father, Abdullah, passed away before his birth.
575 CE | Became an Orphan
Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ mother, Amina, passed away. He was raised under the care of his grandfather, Abdul Muttalib, and his uncle, Abu Talib.
582 CE | Travelled to Syria
Travelled to Syria with his uncle, Abu Talib, and met a Monk who found signs that young Prophet Muhammad ﷺ would be a great prophet one day.
595 CE | Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ Marriage
Khadijah, Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ employer, proposed marriage. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ married Khadijah when he was 25 years old and Khadijah was nearly 40 years old.
The First Revelation
610 CE | Received the First Revelation
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ received the first revelation of the Quran in Cave of Hira.
The Prophetic Journey
610-613 CE | Started to Preach
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ started to preach Islam privately for three years, then began to preach publicly in Makkah.
614 CE | Immigrated to Abyssinia
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ commanded Muslims to migrate to Abyssinia to escape persecution from pagans and idolatrous.
619 CE | Khadijah Passed Away
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ lost Khadijah and his uncle, Abu Talib.
622 CE | Immigrated to Medina
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and hundreds of followers left Makkah and travelled to Medina. It’s marked as the beginning of the Islamic calendar (Hijri).
624-627 CE | Fought Three Major Battles
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ fought against the Meccans: Badr, Uhud, and Khandaq.
630 CE | The Conquest of Makkah
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ led Muslims on a march to Makkah and were joined by tribe after tribe along the way. They entered and conquered Makkah without bloodshed and the Meccans were pardoned by him.
632 CE | Prophet Muhammad ﷺ Passed Away
He performed a pilgrimage to Makkah one last time and then returned to Medina. Three months later, he passed away there after a brief illness. He is buried in the Nabawi mosque in Medina.
Indeed Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ wondrous life left a beautiful legacy for us to emulate. Let’s cultivate in our hearts our love for the Prophet ﷺ by recalling his noble attributes and honour him by putting his actions into practice in our lives.