the Prophet


used as another name for Muhammad, the founder of Islam

Examples of the Prophet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fury still lingers over the beheading by an Islamist extremist of Samuel Paty, a teacher who in 2020 showed caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in class to illustrate how free speech works in a secular France. Roger Cohen, New York Times, 15 Sep. 2023 In 2013, more than 100 homes of Christians were set ablaze by outraged Muslims in Lahore’s Badami Bagh community, after police arrested a 20-year-old man accused of speaking against the Prophet Mohammed. Sophia Saifi, CNN, 17 Aug. 2023 For example, the first wife of the Prophet, Khatija, was an independent businesswoman who initially hired the Prophet as an employee for her trading caravans. Iqbal Akhtar, The Conversation, 25 July 2023 Everyone seemed to live in terror of Mark Harris and Suzette Freeman—the Prophet and the Interpreter. Benjamin Hale, Harper's Magazine, 10 July 2023 Sweden worries the situation is starting to resemble the fury Denmark faced from Muslim countries in 2006 following the publication of newspaper caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. Karl Ritter and Jan M. Olsen,, 5 July 2023 According to the Holy Qur'an, the Prophet Ibrahim was commanded by Allah, in the form of an angel, to sacrifice his firstborn son, Ismail. USA TODAY, 25 June 2023 The website also notes that the tradition dates back to Kings I in the Old Testament, where King Solomon received a similar ceremony by Zadok the Priest and Nathan the Prophet. Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 7 May 2023 See More

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“The Prophet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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