Muhammad, the founder and most important prophet of Islam, was born in 570 C.E. in the town of Mecca on the Arabian Peninsula.

His father died a few days before Muhammad was born. When he was six, his mother died, and he was given into his grandfather’s care. When Muhammad was eight, his grandfather also died. His uncle then took over raising Muhammad.


How might life experiences like these affect someone?

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  1. Farkashingston's Blogger says:

    Muhammed…

    Muhammed’s parents had died at a very young age as he had to live with his grandfather. His grandfather also died when Muhammed was eight years old. The family members were taken from him at a very young age. Most children at that age may feel…

  2. Things that come to mind says:

    Muhammad…

    You are only in this world for a short period of time. In that small time frame, only so many events will come at you. Whether or not they are tragic, only one can tell. Muhammad suffered many losses, but I believe he used those losses as tools he coul…

  3. Christy's Blog says:

    What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…

    We all have to deal with death and grieving at some poin in our life. For Muhammad, this experience came at a very young age. To lose both your parents and then your other caregiver, a grandparent, would be a huge obstacle to overcome in life. Yet, …

  4. Travis' Blog says:

    Tragic Events of Muhammad…

    Muhammad had many tragic events happen in his life before he even became teenager. Usually when you are a teen you begin to encounter new problems and issues in your life but for Muhammad he had tragic circumstances occur all through his life up until …

  5. M&M's Blog says:

    Muhammad…

    Of course nobody goes through life without experiencing these kinds of hardships. Everybody experiences the loss of a loved one. At such a young age though, it would be reasonable to assume a child would grow up with many emotional problems; although n…

  6. Matty C's Blogizzle says:

    Muhammad…

    Muhammad’s loss of his parents was very tragic for him. In life, there is always points where you only need your mom and/or your dad, and nobody else matters then. A very common point in life is teenage years where children just need their parent…

  7. The Blog of Awebb says:

    Death…

    Muhammad’s experiences with death probably made life very difficult for him. I’ve only had to bear with one death and that was the death of my aunty. I wasn’t very close to my aunty at all and it still saddened me very much. But also,…

  8. Mike The Blog says:

    Muhammad…

    If someone was repeatedly seperated from their loved ones, especially at an influencial young age, they may feel like they have to become more responsible, and develop individually.
    ……

  9. forced confessions says:

    Life is a Struggle…

    Here’s another cliche that I am glad to see is infinitely and eternally true. Although most of us have never experienced the trouble that befell Muhammad, we all know that life indeed contains many hardships. The great majority of people find rea…

  10. Shannon says:

    Muhammad…

    The loss of all these family members is obviously very tragic for Muhammad, and most likely made life more difficult. Eventully at some point in our lives we are all going to have to deal with these types of hardships. Usually we expeirience these type…

  11. Gantron's Robotoblog says:

    Mohammed as a Political Leader…

    Mohammed was a very complex and gifted individual. At a young age Mohammed was driven out of Mecca because of his personal beliefs, and was forced to wander with his few followers for some time. Eventually he was given control of the town of Medina, wh…

  12. The Essential Zane says:

    Dear Muhammad,…

    With the loss of several important people in such a small amount of time, young Muhammad must have begun pondering the larger questions in life. Bereavements such as the death of his family figures would bring him to the realization that there is a mea…

  13. ~Melanie's Blog~ says:

    Could Death Mean Life Lesson…

    Muhammad’s parents died when he was at a very young age, and that meant he had to move in with his Grandfather. His grandfather then passed away also, forcing him to move in with his uncle. This might affect his way of life, because he may think …

  14. Slow Ride… says:

    The Hard Life Hardships…

    Muhammad went down in history as a muslim God. The muslims considered him a God because we could accomplish a state of “nirvana.” Nirvana in Buddhism is the highest spiritual attainment. Nirvana is reached when the mind comes to the pe…

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