After the death of Abdul Muttalib, who was the Prophet’s primary caretaker?
The Prophet (saw) took care of himself at this time
Who was Bhaira?
A business leader from Bilad-us-Sham
A friend of the Prophet (saw)
A scholar from another religion
A political leader from the Quraish
Bhaira notices that there was shade wherever the Prophet (saw) went. What is significant about this?
This was considered a bad omen by Bhaira’s people
Bhaira thought this was a sign of good luck
Bhaira thought this would put the Prophet in danger
Bhaira realized that an ancient text mentioned that a shade will always cover the last prophet
What was the first job the Prophet (saw) had as a teenager?
He was a shepherd
He connected buyers and sellers in Mecca like a broker would
He helped load and unload caravans
He helped Abu Talib in his business dealings
Throughout his life, Allah protected the Prophet (saw) from committing any sins. During his youth the Prophet was convinced by some other boys to attend some parties. What happened as the Prophet (saw) approached these gatherings?
He changed his mind and went back
He was told by some large men wearing white that he should not be here
He passed out
His uncle saw this and took him back
What does Allah’s course of action in regards to the Prophet (saw) trying to go to these parties teach us in our dealings with youth?
We should be forceful in preventing them from doing sinful things
We should give them some freedom, but be prepared to intervene if necessary
We should let them make their own mistakes
We should give them jobs while young so they don’t have time to mess around
The Sacrilegious War was a standoff/war that happened when the Prophet (saw) was around 15 years old and lasted until he was about 20. The parties involved were Quraish and a tribe from Taif. What was the event that led to this war?
A member of Quraish killed a member of the other tribe during a sacred month
A member of Quraish stole the goods of a visitor to Mecca who came for business
A member of the other tribe insulted the Kaaba
A member of the other tribe insulted one of the idols of Quraish
The Prophet (saw) was able to witness the Virtuous Pact of Social Justice (Hulful Fudul) and considered it a priceless experience. What was this pact?
A pact that protected other tribes from biased treatment in Mecca
A pact that that led to slaves getting better treatment from their owners
A pact that said that the rights of the oppressed will be protected even if they are not Meccan
A pact that protected the rights of those who followed lesser practiced religions in Mecca
We see that the Prophet (saw) considered being a part of the Hulful Fudul a great experience for him and even see instances of the early generations of Muslims (ra) being mindful of it. What application does this have for us as Muslims living as a minority?
We should focus on improving our standing in society so that our rights will not be violated
We should be focus on getting legislation passed that will cater to Muslims
We should be careful of the initiatives we get involved with as they can lead to us straying from Islam
We should value social justice and join efforts around it even if they don’t specifically deal with Muslims