Qus was best known for a poetic speech he gave at the ʿUkāth market near Ta’if.
Ibn Ṣayyād was a Jewish boy from Medina who claimed to be the messenger of God (perhaps to the Jews), while claiming that Muhammad was the messenger of God to the gentiles. The latter claim would seem typical of a Jew of that era who had trouble accepting an Arab prophet. With the attribution of miracles before his ministry, academics should consider the possibility that Muhammad’s prophetic mission began before his famous experience at Ḥirā.According to Ibn Iṣḥāq and a narration from ʿĀ’ishā, Waraqa b.There is record of some individuals who claimed prophethood and preached monotheism in Arabia during the ministry of the Prophet Muhammad.  He hoped that he would be this prophet, upon the religion of Abraham and Ishmael. Umayya’s poetry glorified the one God, described the heavens and the Earth, narrated the story of Thamūd, and relayed prophetic stories. Umayya also claimed to have had his chest opened and filled with inspiration, similar to how some reports indicate that the Prophet Muhammad’s chest was opened by Gabriel as a child. Ibn ʿAsākir relates a report from Zūhrī that Umayya b.Abī’l Salṭ went to Mecca to meet the Prophet Muhammad.Umayya recited his poetry, and when he finished, Muhammad recited Surah Yasīn. Umayya bore witness to the Quraysh that Muhammad’s message was true, but when he was asked if he would follow Muhammad, Umayya said that he would need to investigate him further.According to the same report, he accepted Islam after Badr, and then left Islam after returning to Ta’if. It is implied by Masʿūdī that he rejected the Prophet out of jealousy. Upon his death, Umayya b. Abī’l Salṭ purportedly said, “I know that the is the truth, however I am in doubt regarding Muhammad.” Umayya’s inclusion in Islamic literature highlights a belief in monotheism and an expected prophet, as well as a subtle warning against those who vie to be more than what God has made them. He may have been killed by his rival al-Khattāb and his acolytes. However, it is noteworthy that much of the surviving accounts of Zayd b. I knew that a prophet of this people was to be expected.However, we must consider the possibility that Zayd, who was outspoken in Mecca, and who debated rabbis and monks elsewhere, ran into trouble with pagans or Christians. Nawfal, the Christian cousin of Khadīja, composed an elegy in praise of his abandonment of idolatry. The son of Zayd was Saʿīd b. His time has come.” This means that Waraqa may have already identified Muhammad as a prophet over a decade before his first revelation.