Muhammad was the founder of Islam, one of the foremost religions of the
His religious ideas were based on equality and belief in the existence
God. Muhammad denounced idol worship and stressed on equality, honesty
purity in personal life. The teachings of Muhammad are contained in
which is the sacred book of the followers of Islam.
Muhammad was born in 570
AD in Mecca. Before
Muhammad was born, his father had died. His mother too died when he was
years old. So his uncle looked after him and made him a shepherd. He
married to his employer's widow, named Begum Khadiza. Muhammad often
for days together, praying and thinking. At last, he had a vision in
angel told him truths about God and asked him to go and teach the
God. Muhammad began to teach religion of Islam.
Khadizah, is wife was the first person, who
accepted Islam religion and later many people became his followers. He
first revelation in AD 610 and he declared himself, the Prophet of
keeper of Kaba wanted to kill him. So he fled to Medina in AD 622. This
known as the 'Hijra' and AD 622 marks the beginning of the Muslim Era.