MAJOR EVENTS IN
THE LIFE OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD (pbuh)

The Final Messenger of Allah (The One True God)


There is no diety except Allah (the One and Only God), Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.


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Event Date*, Islamic Calendar, AH Date*, CE
Birth of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)   570 (probably in March or April)
Death of Aminah (Prophet's Mother)   576
Death of 'Abd Al-Muttalib (Prophet's Grandfather)   578
Journey to Syria (with his Uncle Abu Talib)   582
Marriage to Khadijah (a Widow, Age 40)   595
First Revelation   610 (Probably in August)
Emigration of Muslims to Abyssinia   615
Embargo and Boycott of Banu Hashim (Prophet's Family) by Quraysh   617 - 620
Death of Abu Talib (Prophet's Uncle)   620
Death of Khadijah (ra) (She was the only wife until this time)   620
Mir'aj (Ascention)   621
Pledge of Aqaba   621
Prophet's Emigration to Yathrib (Medina) 12th Rabi'al Awwal, 1 AH Sept. 24, 622
Treaty with Jews and Non-Muslims in Medina 1 AH 622
Completion of Marriage to 'Aisha (ra) Shawwal, 1 AH April 623
The Change of Qiblah Rajab, 2 AH January 624
Battle of Badr 17th Ramadan, 2 AH March 13, 624
Expedition to Banu Qainuqa Shawwal, 2 AH April 624
Marriage of Fatimah (ra), Prophet's Youngest Daughter Dhul Hijjah, 2 AH June 624
Battle of Uhud 15th Shawwal, 3 AH March 625
Expedition of Banu Nadir Rabi' al-Awwal, 4 AH August 625
Expedition of Second Badr Rajab, 4 AH December 625
Battle of Ahzab (Trench, Defense of Medina) Shawwal and Dhul Qa'dah, 5 AH Feb. - Mar. 627
Expedition of Banu Quraizah Dhul Qa'dah, 5 AH March - April 627
Treaty of Hudaibiyah Dhul Qa'dah, 6 AH March 628
Invitation to Kings and World Leaders Dhul Hijjah, 6 AH April - May 628
Expedition to Khaybar Muharram-Safar, 7 AH May - June 628
Completion of Marriage to Umm Habibah (ra) Safar, 7 AH June 628
Performance of Missed Umrah Dhul Qa'dah, 7 AH March 629
Khalid and 'Amr bin al-'As Accept Islam Safar, 8 AH June 629
Opening of Mecca Ramadan, 8 AH Dec. 629 - Jan. 630
Birth of Ibrahim (Prophet's Son) Dhul Hijjah, 8 AH March 630
Death of Negus, King of Abyssinia Rajab, 9 AH October 630
Expedition of Tabuk Rajab, 9 AH Oct. - Dec. 630
Death of Ibrahim Shawwal, 9 AH January 631
Hajj Pilgrimage led by Abu Bakr (ra) Dhul Hijjah, 9 AH March 631
Khalid bin Walid (ra) Sent to Najran Rabi' al-Awwal, 10 AH June 631
Ali (ra) Sent to Yemen Ramadan, 10 AH December 631
Last Revelation Dhul Hijjah, 10 AH Feb. - Mar. 632
Hajjat al-Wada (Farewell Pilgrimage) Dhul Hijjah, 10 AH Feb. - Mar. 632
Death of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Monday, 12th Rabi' al-Awwal, 11AH June 8, 632


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All dates are approximate. The date July 16, 622 CE is used as the begining of Hijri calendar (AH). The Hijri dates were converted to CE (Common Era) using the methods established by the famous Fifteenth Century Astronomer and Sultan Ulug Beg, Grandson of Tamerlane.


Allah: Allah is the proper name in Arabic for The One and Only God, The Creator and Sustainer of the universe. It is used by the Arab Christians and Jews for the God (Eloh-im in Hebrew, Allaha in Aramaic, the mother tongue of Jesus, pbuh). The word Allah does not have a plural or gender. Allah does not have any associate or partner, and He does not beget nor was He begotten. SWT is an abbreviation of Arabic words that mean 'Glory Be To Him.'
s or pbuh: Peace Be Upon Him. This expression is used for all Prophets of Allah.
ra: Radiallahu Anhu (May Allah be pleased with him).
ra: Radiallahu Anha (May Allah be pleased with her).

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Event dates adopted from "Muhammad (pbuh) the Final Messenger," Dr. M.A. Khan, 1980.

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