Friday, February 15, 2008

Ibn Ishaq, The Life of Muhammad

Gabriel ordered Muhammad to mount the animal, which was called Buruq. But as Muhammad approached the animal, it shied. Gabriel put his hand on its mane, and exclaimed, "No one more honorable in the sight of God than Muhammad has ever ridden you before." The animal was so ashamed that it broke into a sweat; and it stood quite still, so Muhammad could mount.-

Ibn Ishaq, "The Life of Muhammad"

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