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The Birth of the Prophet’s Son

The last few days of Lady Maryam's pregnancy were upon her and the entire City
anxiously awaited the arrival of the baby. Salma, who had been the midwife to Lady
Khadijah was now elderly, offered to assist when the time came and now moved near to
Lady Maryam's home in readiness for the blessed event.

At the dawn prayer the long awaited announcement was made that a son had been born
to the Prophet (salla Allahu alihi wa sallam) and Lady Maryam and the congregation
were told that the baby had been given the name Abraham. Shortly after the prayer, the
Prophet (salla Allahu alihi wa sallam) went to greet Lady Maryam and see her and his
darling son. It was a very touching moment as he held his son for the first time
and
thanked Allah for his safe delivery and the well being of Lady Maryam.

Everyone was excited and delighted by the news, especially the wives of the Prophet,
(salla Allahu alihi wa sallam). Offers of help abounded from every quarter and in
particular for the favor of nursing the infant. The Prophet (salla Allahu alihi wa sallam)
chose the wife of a blacksmith to be Abraham's nurse as she lived near Lady Maryam's