Muhammad and Islam the Prophet Muhammad Was Term Paper

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Muhammad and Islam

The Prophet Muhammad was born in Makkah, a city in the present-day Saudi Arabia in 570 C.E. Muhammad received divine revelations (The Holy Quran) over a period of 23 years in the seventh century of the Christian Era and he developed the five pillars of Islam: the testimony of faith, which says there is no deity but God (Allah) and Muhammad is the Messenger (Prophet) of God; daily prayer at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset and night; an annual payment of 2.5% of a Muslim's wealth which is distributed among the needy; fasting from dawn to sunset during the month of Ramadan; and Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Makkah for those who are physically and financially able. Muslims believe that he is the last Messenger sent by God for the guidance of mankind until the Day of Judgment.

Known records of Muhammad's spiritual life begin when he was thirty-five years old. Like his grandfather, he used to retire during the whole month of Ramadan to a cave, where he prayed, meditated, and shared his food and water with the travelers who happened to pass by. When he was forty, there was one night toward the end of Ramadan when an angel came to…

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