The Story of Muhammad (pbuh)

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What do we know
about Muhammad*?
Activity: Storyboard
• In Islam, the issue of what
can or cannot be drawn is
sometimes argued. This is
for many reasons, including
that the prophet Muhammad
(pbuh) saw it as a form of
idol worship.
• Other Muslims believe that
Muhammad and other people
should not be drawn as God
created man and man should
not attempt to recreate
him/her in visual form.
• Create a storyboard on
the life of Muhammad.
• However as Muslims do
not believe in depicting
Muhammad, you must
complete the
storyboard without
drawing any people or
animals.
Muhammad (pbuh) was born in
_________in about 570CE. He
was poor because both of his
parents had died by the time he
was ____.
One night he was praying in a
cave when he heard an
___________.
In 622 there was an
assassination attempt against
Muhammad (pbuh). He and his
followers left Makkah, and went
to live in____________.
He went to live with his uncle
who was a trader. Eventually
Muhammad (pbuh) became a
trader too.
Muhammad (pbuh) was reliable He could have led a very easy life
man. When he was 25, he
but he was upset with conditions
married his employer; a rich 40 in Makkah. He hated the way that
year old widow
women & the poor were treated
called_____________.
badly, plus drunkenness and
gambling. Also some people
worshipped_____.
The angel told Muhammad
(pbuh) to recite something.
Muhammad (pbuh) could not
read but the angel said that he
was _________messenger.
These words became the first
words of the___________.
After this Muhammad (pbuh)
began to preach about the word
of Allah. He said that Allah was
the only one God, and that they
should not worship any other
false_________.
This is where Muhammad
(pbuh) set up the first Muslim
community.
Many battles took place
Makkah is now a very important
between Madinah and Makkah. town and all Muslims try to visit it
In 630 Makkah was defeated
at least once in their lifetime.
and Muhammad (pbuh)
returned to his home town.
Muhammad (pbuh) said Allah
was the creator and he would
one day judge them. Some
people believed Muhammad
(pbuh), but many said he was
either lying or mad.
Muhammad was born in
Makkah in about 570AD.
He was poor because
both of his parents had
died by the time he was
6.
He went to live with his
uncle who was a trader.
Eventually Muhammad
became a trader too.
Southpark and Muhammad.
• As we have discussed
previously it is
forbidden to depict
Muhammad in any way.
• Recently South Park has
went against this
religious rule.
• As a result their lives
were threaten by
Muslim extremists.
Debate: Do you think South Park
was right to show Muhammad in
this way despite it being against
Muslims religious law?
Is this freedom of speech or
religious hatred?

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