Hamza Yusuf, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Arabian Peninsula before the arrival of Islam is a very underdeveloped area. Many Arabs were idolaters and other followers of Christianity and Judaism. Mecca when it is a sacred place for the Arabs. because in these places there are idols of their religion and there is also the Well of Zamzam, and most important is the Kaaba. Prophet Muhammad was born in Makkah in the Year of the Elephant is on taggal 12-Awwal or on 21 April (570 or 571 AD). Prophet Muhammad was an orphan after his father Abdullah bin Abdul Muttalib died when he was still in the womb and his mother Aminah died when he was 7 years old.
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf lectures Then he was raised by his grandfather Abdul Muttalib. After his grandfather died he was raised well by his uncle, Abu Talib. Prophet Muhammad then married to Siti Khadijah when he was 25 years old. He has become a goat and goat herders. Prophet Muhammad never been appointed as a judge. By the time he was 35 years old, during a flood in the city of Mecca, he did not like the atmosphere of the city of Mecca that is filled with people who have a high social issues. In addition to his people worship idols, the people of Mecca at that time burying female infants. Prophet Muhammad spent a lot of time alone in the cave of Hira degan to find peace and think of Mecca.