Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources Setting & Symbolism

Martin Lings
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Mecca

Also known as Becca, Mecca is a destination for Pilgrimages. Muhammad lives in Mecca for part of his life. The tribe that controlled Mecca engaged in several armed conflicts with Muhammad and his followers after he left the city.

Ka'bah

The Ka'bah is a sacred sanctuary in Mecca. It houses the Black Stone.

Zimzam

Located in Mecca, Zimzam is the holy well that God reveals to Hagar and Ishmael.

Bahira

A monk lives in Bahira who recognizes Muhammad as the Prophet. Muhammad is traveling in a caravan with his uncle at the time.

Yathrib

Yathrib is an oasis in the desert. Some of Muhammad's family come from Yathrib. As tensions increase in Mecca, Muhammad encourages his followers to emigrate to Yathrib.

Mount Hira

Mount Hira is close to the outskirts of Mecca. Muhammad often goes to a cave in Mount Hira for his spiritual retreats and he...

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