In out last article we wrote about childhood of prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him. This article serves to shed light on youth on Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him. Our prophet peace and blessing be upon him was a very hard working young man. Beloved Prophet Peace be upon him, began to earn a living as a businessman and a trader. He took great interest in trade at a very early age and he was trained and encouraged by Abu Talib who took him along on trading missions to the neighboring countries. He learnt trading from his uncle Abu Talib by accompanying in business trips. He went to his first business trip at age of twelve and later he started to trade by his own.
He gained respect in Makkah by his high moral and ethical traits. He was monotheist and believed in one Allah. He was famous for his kindness, and keeping promises. He hated pride and lived a simple life. Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) helped to re-start the work of an institution names as Half-ul -Fudul (Pledge of Virtues), which took an active part in bringing about peace and unity among the tribe of Makkah. All members of Half-ul-fudul pledged to keep peace among various tribes, safety of travelers from robbers, helping the poor and needy people of society and protecting the weak from oppressors.
He was respected for his noble character in all Makkah. Due to his personal traits Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) was also given the title of As-Saadiq (The Truthful) and Al-Ameen (The Trustworthy).The greatness of his character had no equal in Makkah. As a youth, Prophet Mohammed peace be upon him kept himself away from all sins and bad habits which the youth of his age would enjoy.
Once, , Abdul-ibn-Abi-Al Hamsar met the holy prophet Mohammed peace be upon and they met in the street for a business transaction. He had to go somewhere in hurry so he asked Beloved Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) to stay and wait there for him and he would return shortly . Rasulullah. The trader forget and didn’t came back but the prophet Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) waited there for three days for him to return. When he returned he realized that Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) waited for him patiently to keep his promise.
A noble lady of Quresh tribe “Hazrat Khadija bin Khuwaylid” (R.A) possessed the highest degree of nobility, wealth, and repute gave beloved Prophet (SAWW) goods for trade which He took to other cities and honestly gave her profits. She was impressed by his honesty and trustworthiness so she sent him a marriage proposal through her best friend Nafisa, which was accepted after by prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him after confirmation from his uncle Abu Talib. She had proposals from many notable persons of Mekkah but she refused them all. She preferred Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him over other notable people of Makkah because of his His piety, good manners, honesty and trustworthiness. Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon was 25 year old when he married to Hazrat Khadija R.A who was 40 years old.