Bahira (بحيرى, ܒܚܝܪܐ), or `Sergius the Monk` to the Latin West, was a Syriac or Bahrani Gnostic Manichean Nasorean or Nestorian (or Arian) monk who, according to tradition, foretold to the adolescent Muhammad his future prophetic career. His name derives from the Syriac bḥīrā, meaning `tested (by God) and approved”. ==Islamic t...
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