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THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD
Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ‘Abd Allah ibn “Abd al-Muttalib ibn Hashim, born approximately in 570 A.D. in the Arabian city of Mecca. He was orphaned at an early age; raised under the care of a paternal uncle, Abu Talib; following childhood, he primarily worked as a merchant.
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LIFE OF THE PROPHET
Reconstructing the lif of “the historical Muhammad” is one of the most difficult and disputed topics in the modern study of Islam. The most valuable source for modderm biographers of Muhammad is the Qur’an, the Islamic scripture which is a record of what he recited as revelation during the last two decades of so of his life.
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THE PROPHETS AND MESSENGERS
Prophets in Islam include “messengers,” bringers of a divine revelation via an angel and “prophets,” law-bringers that Muslims believe were sent by Allah to every person, bringing Allah’s message in a language they can understand.
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So Christians are to be impressed that Muslims consider Jesus to be a prophet; he’s one of 124,000 prophets in Islam, albeit the most revered after Muhammad himself. Mention of Jesus in this way is supposed to be evidence of how close Islam is to Christianity. Have we missed or lost some Islamic history?
DATE LAST EDITED: 07-2019