Names of the Prophet
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The proper personal name as well as the titles and other additional names Muḥammad (q.v.) has claimed, or by which Muslims have recognized him.

The personal name of the Prophet

According to the rules of Arabic nomenclature, the full personal name of Islam's founder was Abū l-Qāsim Muḥammad b. ʿAbdallāh al-Hāshimī al-Qurashī. The kunya Abū l-Qāsim recalls that he was the father of a boy called al-Qāsi…

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Déclais, Jean-Louis, “Names of the Prophet”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 17 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00130>



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