A Visit to Madmah

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When  Muhammad  (SM)  was  six  years  old,  his  mother,  Aminah,  decided  to  take  him  with  her  to  visit  his  uncles  in  Madinah,  which  was  known  at  that  time  as  Yathrib  Yathrib  was  situated  in  the  midst  of  volcanic  hills  .
 in  the  Hijaz  region  of  western  Saudi  Arabia  about  TOO  miles  (160  km)  inland  from  'the  Red  Sea.  caravan,  but  young  Muhammad  #  enjoyed  meeting  his  cousins,  playing  with  them  and  learning  to  swim  In  its  early  days, 
it  was  an  oasis  famed  for  the  dates  from  its  palm  groves.  It  was  a  long  journey  by  Muhammad(SM)  and  Aminah  enjoyed  the  pleasant  climate  and  the  company  of  their  relatives  for  a  month.  But,  tragically,  on  the  journey  back  to  Makkah,  Aminah  fell  ill  and  died.
 (The  Prophet  Muhammad's  father  died  a  few  months  before  his  birth.)  Little  Muhammad  &  returned  home  with  Aminah's  maid,  Barakah.

The  Prophet  Muhammad's  grandfather,  Abd  al-Muttalib,  adopted  him  and  took  care  of  him.  Abd  al-  Muttalib  loved  Muhammad  #  dearly,  and  felt  sure  that  he  would  one  day  be  a  great  man.
 All  the  time  that  Abd  al-  Muttalib  sat  near  the  Kabah  speaking  words  of  wisdom,  Muhammad  (SM),  remained  by  his  side.  When  Abd  al-  Muttalib  fell  sick  two  years  later,  Muhammad  &  attended  to  him  faithfully. 
When  his  grandfather  died,  Muhammad  (SM)  was  adopted  by  his  uncle,  Abu  Talib.  Muhammad  (SM)  became  part  of  Abu  Talib's  large  family  right  away,  and  was  his  uncle's  favourite. 


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