His mother Aminot is (1) a royal virgin, and his father a Abdullai is (2) king of Mecca. He is
also from the Quarais family (3). He is also reputed to be the son of God (5). At his birth
Hablilabi (6) tried to kill him in Mecca. He is wafted away (7) and reared secretly (8). We are
told (9) nothing of his childhood. Later he goes (10) to Medina where he marries (12) a princess
Kadijat Kuburat, also of the royal Quarais family. He gains a series of victories (11) over his
adversaries. His (13) rule as prophet (14) lasts a long time, and he prescribes (15) laws. written
in the sacred book of the Quaran (Koran). Later he loses favor with his subjects (16) and is
driven (17) from the throne, though he later re-establishes himself. His children (20) do not
succeed him. He has (22) holy sepulchres in Mecca and Medina.
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The Hero: A study in Tradition, Myth and Dreams by Lord
Raglan. Anyone disputing one or more of these points
will have to take that issue up with Lord Raglan, who died in 1964!
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