Islam began in Arabia during the seventh century common era. Islam is the youngest of all monotheistic religions of the western world and despite its later development after Judaism and Christianity, there are nearly one billion believers in existence today. This makes Islam the third largest religion in the world today. Generally, there are many misconceptions about the religion of Islam today. To understand the Islamic religion, one must first understand the story of the prophet Muhammad, may peace be upon him (c. 570-632). His prophecy was so influential that he was able to change the history of the world within twenty-three years, and his message still continues to spread throughout the world today.
Muhammad was a revolutionary man. His message was that all must return to the worshipping of only One True God, Allah. Muhammad was a leader, who persuaded, legislated and fought for the purpose of religious reformation upon many nations. His other utterances and activities complemented and often shed light on obscure versus. Both the Qur'an and his sayings (hadiths) entered history as textual inspirations in renewed contexts and novel circumstances, whereby worldly and scholarly historicity never ceased to throw up innovative interpretations. (Coueiri,1990) This essay will focus on Muhammad and how he came to revolutionize Islam. I will discuss the tremendous impact he had on his people by writing about the methods of his revolution and the positive intentions he had from the start. In addition, I will place an emphasis on how Muhammad influenced the population and swayed his adversaries. Overall, by examining Muhammad's methods in achieving the faith of his followers, we may conc...
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...nary man. His revolution existed and succeeded during his time. The prophet's revolution is still in progress today.
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