The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) is the most influential people ever on earth. This fact has been approved by Muslims and Non-Muslims alike. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon Him) was the last of the messengers of Islam, and all those who do not believe him to be the last, are deviating from the true path of Islam. Today what we will talk about is something which brought the Holy Prophet (peace be upon Him) great stress and ridiculed by his enemies and the disbelievers of his time. Those who are well versed with the life of the Holy Prophet will know what I am talking about. For those who do not know today we are going to be talking about the children of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon Him). Below we will discuss all the children of the Holy Prophet, which included his sons (whose deaths caused Him great stress). According to Hadith the Holy Prophet had 7 children 3 boys and 4 girls which were;
- Hazrat Al Qasim (R.A)
- Hazrat Zainab (R.A)
- Hazrat Abdullah (R.A)
- Hazrat Ibrahim (R.A)
- Hazrat Ruqayyah (R.A)
- Hazrat Umm-e-Kulthoom (R.A)
- Hazrat Faatimah (R.A)
During the life of the Holy Prophet, he had daughters and sons, the first of them was Hazrat Al Qasim R.A. From this he took the name, Abu’l Qasim. It is believed that the firstborn died in his childhood; however, it should also be noted that it is said that he was old enough to ride a horse before his death.
Hazrat Zainab (R.A.) was one of the daughters amongst Hazrat Ruqayyah, Hazrat Umm-e-Kulthoom and Hazrat Fatimah (R.A.) respectively. Some reports claim that Hazrat Zainab (R.A.) was the eldest amongst the 3 sisters; however, Hazrat Ibn Abbas stated that Hazrat Ruqayyah was the eldest and Hazrat Umm-e-Kulthoom was the youngest.
After the daughters, a son named Abdullah was born to the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). The birth of Abdullah is something which has been debated for quite some time now. Some people claim that he was born before the Holy Prophet became a Prophet while others claim that the son was born after Prophethood had been granted to Muhammad (peace be upon him). In addition to this dispute, it is also disputed whether he was called Al Tayyib or Al Tahir or whether these were different children altogether. The correct view is that these were all nicknames given to him.
All these children of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) were born from the same mother that was Hazrat Khadija (peace be upon her) and that he never had any children from any other wife.[irp]
Hazrat Ibrahim was born to the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) from Maariyah al Qibitiyyah in the year 8 A.H. Maariyah Al Qibityaah (peace be upon her) was gifted to the Holy Prophet by the Al Muqawqis, the King of Alexandria and the leader of the Copts. All the Prophets children died before him except for Fatimah. (Peace be upon her).