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mʊˈhæm əd, -ˈhɑ mədmuham·mad

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Muhammad, Elijah Muhammadnoun

    leader of Black Muslims who campaigned for independence for Black Americans (1897-1975)

  2. Mohammed, Mohammad, Muhammad, Mahomet, Mahoundnoun

    the Arab prophet who, according to Islam, was the last messenger of Allah (570-632)

Wiktionary

  1. Muhammadnoun

    The prophet who founded Islam, revealing the Quran.

  2. Muhammadnoun

    very popular among Muslims.

  3. Etymology: From Arabic (muħámmad, praised, commendable, laudable), the past participle of (ħámida, to praise, commend, laud, extol).

Wikipedia

  1. Muhammad

    Muhammad (Arabic: مُحَمَّد; c. 570 – 8 June 632 CE) was an Arab religious, social, and political leader and the founder of Islam. According to Islamic doctrine, he was a prophet divinely inspired to preach and confirm the monotheistic teachings of Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets. He is believed to be the Seal of the Prophets within Islam. Muhammad united Arabia into a single Muslim polity, with the Quran as well as his teachings and practices forming the basis of Islamic religious belief. Muhammad was born approximately 570 CE in Mecca. He was the son of Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib and Amina bint Wahb. His father Abdullah was the son of Quraysh tribal leader Abd al-Muttalib ibn Hashim, and he died a few months before Muhammad's birth. His mother Amina died when he was six, leaving Muhammad an orphan. He was raised under the care of his grandfather, Abd al-Muttalib, and paternal uncle, Abu Talib. In later years, he would periodically seclude himself in a mountain cave named Hira for several nights of prayer. When he was 40, Muhammad reported being visited by Gabriel in the cave and receiving his first revelation from God. In 613, Muhammad started preaching these revelations publicly, proclaiming that "God is One", that complete "submission" (islām) to God is the right way of life (dīn), and that he was a prophet and messenger of God, similar to the other prophets in Islam.Muhammad's followers were initially few in number, and experienced hostility from Meccan polytheists for 13 years. To escape ongoing persecution, he sent some of his followers to Abyssinia in 615, before he and his followers migrated from Mecca to Medina (then known as Yathrib) later in 622. This event, the Hijra, marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar, also known as the Hijri Calendar. In Medina, Muhammad united the tribes under the Constitution of Medina. In December 629, after eight years of intermittent fighting with Meccan tribes, Muhammad gathered an army of 10,000 Muslim converts and marched on the city of Mecca. The conquest went largely uncontested and Muhammad seized the city with little bloodshed. In 632, a few months after returning from the Farewell Pilgrimage, he fell ill and died. By the time of his death, most of the Arabian Peninsula had converted to Islam.The revelations (each known as Ayah — literally, "Sign [of God]") that Muhammad reported receiving until his death form the verses of the Quran, regarded by Muslims as the verbatim "Word of God" on which the religion is based. Besides the Quran, Muhammad's teachings and practices (sunnah), found in the Hadith and sira (biography) literature, are also upheld and used as sources of Islamic law (see Sharia).

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  1. muhammad

    Muhammad is considered the founder of Islam and is revered as the last prophet of God according to Islamic belief. He was born in Mecca around 570 AD and received revelations from Allah or God, through the archangel Gabriel. These revelations were later compiled into the Quran, the holy book of Islam. Muhammad's teachings and life events form the basis of the Sunnah, an important source of Islamic law and moral guidance. He is known for his teachings on faith, prayer, charity, fasting, and pilgrimage that form the Five Pillars of Islam.

Wikidata

  1. Muhammad

    Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim, also transliterated as Muhammad, was a religious, political, and military leader from Mecca who unified Arabia into a single religious polity under Islam. He is believed by Muslims and Bahá'ís to be a messenger and prophet of God. Muhammad is almost universally considered by Muslims as the last prophet sent by God for mankind. While non-Muslims regard Muhammad to have been the founder of Islam, Muslims consider him to have been the restorer of an unaltered original monotheistic faith of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets. Born in about 570 CE in the Arabian city of Mecca, Muhammad was orphaned at an early age and brought up under the care of his uncle Abu Talib. He later worked mostly as a merchant, as well as a shepherd, and was first married by age 25. Being in the habit of periodically retreating to a cave in the surrounding mountains for several nights of seclusion and prayer, he later reported that it was there, at age 40, that he received his first revelation from God. Three years after this event Muhammad started preaching these revelations publicly, proclaiming that "God is One", that complete "surrender" to Him is the only way acceptable to God, and that he himself was a prophet and messenger of God, in the same vein as other Islamic prophets.

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Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers

  1. Muhammad

    Ibn al Hudail al Basri, philosopher of Asia Minor, founder of the Muhammadan Freethinking sect of Mutazilah, born about 757. Died about 849.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MUHAMMAD

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Muhammad is ranked #1884 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Muhammad surname appeared 19,076 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Muhammad.

    82.8% or 15,806 total occurrences were Black.
    7.5% or 1,438 total occurrences were Asian.
    3.7% or 721 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.7% or 530 total occurrences were White.
    2.7% or 519 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.3% or 61 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Muhammad in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Muhammad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Muhammad in a Sentence

  1. Bob Gunnell:

    Muhammad is doing fine at this point, his speaking style is lower in tone, and as the day goes on, he doesn't speak as well as he does in the morning. But Muhammad's a strong person for his age and for the disease he has.

  2. Hunter S. Thompson:

    That was always the difference between Muhammad Ali and the rest of us. He came, he saw, and if he didn't entirely conquer -- he came as close as anybody we are likely to see in the lifetime of this doomed generation.

  3. Will Smith:

    I had dinner with Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali. I would say that was probably the high point of my career, that was the pinnacle. Nelson Mandela was on my left, and Muhammad Ali was on my right. And so I got fully aware that I meant absolutely nothing in this world.

  4. Jay Leno:

    Rocky Marciano never fought Muhammad Ali and you can’t pretend that they did and [predict] who would win, you live in the time that you live in. For my time [the humor] was great. It was very political. Now it is different.

  5. Devon Sayers:

    We appreciate President Trump's sentiment, but a pardon is unnecessary, the Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Muhammad Ali in a unanimous decision in 1971. There is no conviction from which a pardon is needed.

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