The user is invited to look into the Prophetâ€™s life and follow the steps of an account
that is strictly faithful to classical biographies of the eighth and ninth centuries;
both in terms of fact and chronology. The primary sources were meticulously analyzed,
identifying the major events that were reported by the vast majority of historians.
The present work: Prophetic Timeline, an interactive timeline of Prophet Muhammad,
is not a detailed account of historical facts and famous wars, as classical biographies
of Muhammad give abundant information about such matters.
Our attention is mainly focused, throughout the narration of the story of his life,
on situations, attitudes, or words that could reveal the Prophetâ€™s personality and
what it can teach and convey to us today.
While designing the timeline there were instances of having to reconcile between
varying or conflicting historical accounts. In such instances the methodology adopted
was that of favoring the narrations which were firstly, deemed to be more authentically
transmitted by the scholars of Hadith, and secondly, by favoring those reports which
have been included by the earliest biographers of the Prophet, such as Ibn Ishaq
and Ibn Hisham. If such criteria failed to provide guidance on the matter the narrations
were generally omitted.