Abd-Allah ibn Muhammad

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Abd Allāh (Arabic: عبدالله) was the son of the Prophet Muhammad and Khadija. According to most of the sources, he was born after his father's prophethood, and died in 615 CE.[1] He was known as "al-Ṭayyib" (الطیّب) and "al-Ṭāhir" (الطاهر), meaning the clean/pure, because he was born after the advent of Islam (Some people have mistakenly taken Tayyib and Tahir to be two different sons of the Prophet. 'Abd Allah died in Mecca in childhood. According to some contradictory reports, he was born and died before Muhammed claimed prophethood, and until this day, his birth date is disputed.

Muhammad gave him the same name as his father - Abd-Allah - meaning "Servant of God".

It is reported that when he died, 'Amr ibn al-'As said: "Muhammad is without posterity because none of his male children stayed alive". In response to him the Surah Al-Kawthar and the verse, "Indeed it is your enemy who is without posterity" was revealed.

According to al-Kafi , after the death of 'Abd Allah, the Prophet said to the crying Khadija

"Are you not happy to see him ('Abd Allah) standing on the gate of the Heaven, and when he sees you, he will hold your hand and take you to the best place of paradise… God is too benevolent to punish a person from whom He took away his life's fruit while he or she stays patient for the sake of God and thanks Him."


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