ACCOUNT OF THOSE WHO WERE NAMEDMUHAMMAD IN THE DAYS OF JAHILIYYAH, IN THEHOPE OF BEING COMMISSIONED TO PROPHETHOODWHICH HAD BEEN PREDICTED

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Volume 1, Parts 1.41.1
‘Ali Ibn Muhammad Ibn ‘Abd Allah Ibn Abi Sayf informed us on the
authority of Salamah Ibn ‘Uthmàn, he on the authority of `Ali Ibn Zayd,
he on the authority of Sa’id Ibn al-Musayyib; he said:
The Arabs knew from the men of scriptures and soothsayers that a
Prophet named Muhammad, would be raised. So anyone of the Arabs
who came to know of it, named his son, Muhammad, in the hope of
receiving prophethood.

Volume 1, Parts 1.41.2
‘Ali Ibn Muhammad informed us on the authority of Salamah Ibn al￾Fadl, he on the authority of Muhammad Ibn Ishaq; he said:
Muhammad Ibn Khuza’i Ibn Huzábah, a member of Banu Dhakwán, a
branch of Banu Sulaym was so named in the hope of prophethood. He
went to Abrahah in Yaman and remained there with his creed till he
died. When he attaincd some position, his brother, Qays Ibn Khuzà`i
recited:
Our crowned Muhammad is this,
I have seen his flag hoisted in death.

Volume 1, Parts 1.41.3
[P. 112] ‘Ali Ibn Muhammad informed us on the authority of Maslamah
Ibn `Alqamah, he on the authority of Qatadah Ibn al-Sakn al-‘Urani; he
said:
In the Banu Tamim there was Muhammad Ibn Sufyàn Ibn Mujàshi’. He
was an usquf (monk); his father had been told that in Arabia there would
be a Prophet bearing the name, Muhammad; so he had named him
Muhammad. There were Muhammad al-Jushami in Banu Suwá’ah
Muhammad al-Usayyid and Muhammad al-Fuqaymi; they were all so
named in the hope of receiving prophethood.

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