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What was Prophet Muhammad`s occupation?

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What was Prophet Muhammad`s occupation? 


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What was Prophet (saws) occupation

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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 3.463 Narrated by Abu Huraira

The Prophet (saws) said, "Allah did not send any Prophet but that they shepherded the sheep." His companions asked him, "Did you do the same?" The Prophet (saws) replied, "Yes, I used to shepherd the sheep of the people of Mecca for some Qirats."


It is recorded in the Seerah of the Prophet (saws), that in his initial years of early adulthood, the Prophet (saws) was a shepherd who would graze the sheep of some people of Makkah for meager wages; and in later years he earned his livelihood by trading goods of some merchants of Makkah in the trading caravans which traveled to Damascus. He remained a businessman/trader until his appointment to the status of Prophethood, and when he (saws) migrated to Madinah and formed an Islamic State, he (saws) received a nominal stripend from the Bayt-ul-Maal or central treasury for the upkeep of his family and simple lifestyle needs.


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