Mo “before” Islam?

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What did Muhammad worship before receiving God’s revelations at the age of 40? This seems like a simple question with a simple answer so let’s look at what is known and do not stray away from the question. This is about … What did Muhammad worship before receiving God’s revelations at the age of 40?

Muhammad was born in Makkah in 570 CE. His father died before his birth. As an infant, Muhammad was put in the care if a Bedouin wet nurse to be brought up by her in the healthy atmosphere of the desert. At the age of five, Muhammad returned to the care of his mother, Aminah bint Wahb, but she died a year later. Muhammad then went to live with his paternal grandfather, Abdul-Muttalib. Abdul-Muttalib died when Muhammad was eight, and the boy was then brought up by his uncle Abu Talib. At the age of twelve, Muhammad accompanied his uncle in a merchant’s caravan to Syria.

1. Muhammad was a member of the Quraish tribe.
2. Quraish tribe worshipped the Kaaba (not God/Allah).
3. All of his family was part of the Quraish tribe.

  • So did Muhammad worship the Kaaba as his family did from birth to the age 40? Most if not all worship what their parents do at least when they are young.
  • Did Muhammad not believe in any gods … atheist?
  • Did he believe in a higher being of some kind like Jack … agnostic?
  • Or something else?
  • If you can shed any light to these questions please feel free to do so. We know what he worshiped after Islam was …


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    1. salma. said,

      on February 7th, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      Prophet muhammed pbuh didn’t believe in worshipping the statues. He used to go the mountains since the age of around 20. He was always looking for the truth and whenever he used to climb this mountain (mount hira) he would look around him at the nature at all the beauty and contemplate why he is here. After visisting the caves over some years he witnessed the angel jabriel for the first time and that’s when he went home to his wife khadija (ra) and asked for her to comfort him. Then the revelations started and islam became official. Although islam itself appeared as a name at the time of the prophet muhhamed pbuh, jesus (pbuh) and moses (pbuh) were also calling to worship one god hence they were muslims aswell.

      Clear anything up for you?

      Peace be with you- hope that helped.

    2. jack said,

      on February 7th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

      “Clear anything up for you?”

      So Mo didn’t worship anything before Islam. You’re saying he was an atheist or agnostic?

    3. salma said,

      on February 8th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      No, being an athiest means you don’t believe in god. He however did believe in god. He knew that there had to be something beyond idol worhsipping and that there was a higher superior existence that must’ve been able to create all this. Which also answers you’r being agnostic question. He was neither he knew there was something out there and was always seeking for the truth. Which is why allah swt sent him the angel gabriel. He was so consistent in trying to find the truth something that made sense.

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