Is our prophet Hz. Muhammad (pbuh) an Arab? What nationality is he?

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Is our prophet Hz. Muhammad (pbuh) an Arab? What nationality is he?
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The following hadith is included in Imam Munawi's book called "Faydul-Qadir" from Ibn Abbas:

"Love Arabs due to three properties: I am an Arab. The Quran was sent down in Arabic. The language of the people of Paradise is Arabic."1

"With it came down the Spirit of Faith and Truth―To thy heart and mind, that thou mayest admonish―In the perspicuous Arabic tongue."2

"We sent not a messenger except (to teach) in the language of his (own) people, in order to make (things) clear to them."3

The verses above state that the Prophet (pbuh) conveyed the message to Arabs, his own nation, in their own language.

The hadith and verses show that the Prophet (pbuh) is an Arab.

Footnotes:

1. Faydul-Qadir, I/178, Hadith no: 225.
2. ash-Shuara, 26/193-195.
3. Ibrahim, 14/4.

(see Mehmed Paksu, Meseleler ve Çözümleri - 1)

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