Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet Characters

Karen Armstrong
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Muhammad

Muhammad is the Prophet and founder of Islam. He was an Arab merchant from the city of Mecca, where he was born in 570. Muhammad's full name is Muhammad ibn Abdallah. He was married with a family. He practices his religion and made a yearly spiritual retreat. On the seventeenth night of Ramadan, he encountered an angel who ordered him to recite, and he began to recite what would become the Holy Quran. He then went on to preach to the Arab world trying to unify the different tribes under one common religious law. Muhammad was even able to draw the Bedouin into his community.

Muhammad was forty years of age at the time of his experience with the angel and not much is known about his early life. There are many myths and stories but not much that is documented. He was not considered to be an important...

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