Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ Wondrous Life: A Timeline

by 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 

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  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  would be a great prophet one day.

The Marriage

595 CE | Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ Marriage

Khadijah, Prophet Muhammad’s  employer, proposed marriage. Prophet Muhammad  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  received the first revelation of the Quran in Cave of Hira.

The Prophetic Journey

610-613 CE | Started to Preach

Prophet Muhammad  started to preach Islam privately for three years, then began to preach publicly in Makkah.

614 CE | Immigrated to Abyssinia

Prophet Muhammad  commanded Muslims to migrate to Abyssinia to escape persecution from pagans and idolatrous.

619 CE | Khadijah Passed Away

Prophet Muhammad   lost Khadijah and his uncle, Abu Talib.

The Migration

622 CE | Immigrated to Medina

Prophet Muhammad  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  fought against the Meccans: Badr, Uhud, and Khandaq.

630 CE | The Conquest of Makkah

Prophet Muhammad  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.