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Waraqah ibn Nawfal ibn Asad

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    Waraqah ibn Nawfal ibn Asad

    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.

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