Abdullah was the son of Abdul-Muttalib, the leader of Makkah. He was the most handsome of men and when he became the age of marriage, everyone knew of this young mans beauty and kind nature.
His lucky bride was the lady Amina, from the tribe of Bani Zuhrah. When people heard about this marriage they marvelled at how well these two people were suited. On the day of marriage, the whole of Makkah celebrated their union. They thought this young couple would be happy together.
A few months had passed and Abdul-Muttalib asked his son, Abdullah to go on a trade journey to Syria. Amina was very sad because they had been married for only a short time. She cried many tears because they were going to be separated for a few months.
Things got worse for Amina because Abdullah became very ill on his return
journey and soon passed away near Yathrib. Everyone was extremely sad for Amina and mourned the death of her husband.
However, Allah had blessed them with a baby boy who was born a couple of months later. Abdul-Muttalib in particular was overjoyed with the birth of his grandson and called him Muhammmad (pbuh). He loved him more than his other grandchildren and cared for him more because he was orphaned at such a young age.
However by the age Muhammad was six he suffered another great loss with the death of his mother. At the age of eight his grandfather also passed away leaving him alone in the world with only his uncle, Abu Talib, to look after him.
We often forget how lucky we are with parents to look after and love us.