Waraqah ibn Nawfal ibn Asad

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Christian cousin of Muhammad's first wife, Khadijah. According to tradition, assured Muhammad that his call to prophecy and message were genuinely from God. Acknowledged that Muhammad's recitation of revelation was identical to the revelation given to Moses. Prophesied that Muhammad, like other prophets before him, would be rejected, fought against, and lied about.

Subjects: Islam.

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