Muhammad - The Prophet of Islam

In or about the year 570 the kid who would be named Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam and who would become the Prophet of 1 of the world’s great religions, Islam, was born into a family belonging to a clan of Quraish, the ruling tribe of Mecca, a city in the Hijaz region of northwestern Arabian Peninsula.

Originally the site of the Kaaba, a shrine of ancient origins, Mecca had, with the decline of southern Arabia, become a necessary center of sixth-century trade with such powers because the Sassanians, Byzantines, and Ethiopians.  As a result, the city was dominated by powerful merchandiser families, among whom the men of Quraish were preeminent.

The story of Islam starts with the prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. However, Islam rose in a certain historical and geographical context. What was Arab like before Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam and the rise of the Muslim religion? The Arabian Peninsula was originally the house of roving peoples who coped with the desert climate by migrating each season ("Arabic" interprets as "desert dweller").

Prophet Muhammad Name in Arabic
Prophet Muhammad Name in Arabic
Father of Muhammad Abd Allah ibn Abd al-Muttalib, died before the boy was born; his mother, Aminah, died when he was six. The orphan was consigned to the responsibility of his grandfather, the head of the clan of Hashim. After the death of his grandfather, Muhammad was raised by his uncle, "Abu Talib". As was customary, the child Muhammad was sent to live for a year or a pair of with the Arab family. This custom, followed until recently by noble families of Mecca, Medina, Taif, and other cities of the geographic region, had important implications for Muhammad. In addition to enduring the hardships of desert life, he acquired a vogue for the created language so favored by the Arabs, whose speech was their proudest art, and also learned perseverance and forbearance of the herdsmen, whose life of solitude he first shared, and then came to know and appreciate.

History of Islam
History of Islam
When some people groups began to establish settlements around the fifth century BC, many selected Mecca, near the west coast of Saudi Arabia, as their home. It did not offer a positive climate or several natural resources, but it was the positioning of the Kaaba, a large three-dimensional shrine dedicated to numerous deities.

The religion of the Arab world before the appearance of Islam was an animist theism. It was believed that the desert was populated with fiery spirits known as jinn. Numerous gods were worshiped as well, with most towns having their own leader god. Mecca soon became the Islamic center, with 360 shrines, one for each day of the year. Local merchants depended heavily on the traveler to these shrines for their livelihood, a fact that would become vital for Muhammad.
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