Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet - Revelation Summary & Analysis

Karen Armstrong
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Revelation Summary and Analysis

Not much is known about the early life of Muhammad. He didn't perform miracles as Jesus did but claimed that the Quran was a miracle in itself. He never claimed any divinity. The Arabs of the time believed in the coming of an Arab prophet, as so did others from the different religions.

When pregnant, his mother, now a widow, was told she was to deliver the lord of the Arabs. The grandfather took the newborn to Ka'aba and was told he would be a great man. There are many stories surrounding Muhammad's youth, but none is documented. He was orphaned at an early age and his grandfather died when he was eight so he lived with his uncle. A monk told his uncle to protect him because he had the mark of prophecy between his shoulder blades.

After his first...

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