Muhammad Bio Essay

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Muhammad Bio

Muhammad is by far one of the most influential men in the history of the religious world.
Even today his teachings are still worldly known and his views on dying for a place in
heaven result in our terrorist bombings, suicide, and even the world trade center
disaster. To understand the fundamentals and the reasons why Islam is a violent religion
you have to divert back to the teachings of Muhammad and his life.

Muhammad was born around 572 B.C to his father Abdallah and his mother Amina. Both of
Muhammad's parents died when he was quite young, but he stayed with his grandfather for
two years. Soon after he stayed in the care of his uncle Abu Talib and was soon put to
work in the caravans.

While working in these caravans he met the owner Kadijiah. He married her when he was 25
and she was 15 years older than him at 40. They later had seven children but that did not
settle him down for he married several other women to gain political power or compassion
from the widows he married. It was also a rumor that he arranged the deaths of the women
he married.

It was also during this time period that he believed that he was visited by the angel
Gabriel. These visions that were revealed to him were in several different forms from
poetry to warnings for the people to turn from what they had believed in and follow him.
So after he received his revelation from the angel Gabriel he began to go around and
preach the "divine" word that was revealed to him. Then through his revelations he
developed a conduct of behavior that was supposedly revealed by Allah. Some of the

specific rules that applied to this revelation were the acceptance of Allah as God, no
consumption of pork, and prayer five times a day facing the holy city Mecca. The first

person to embrace this religion was Khadijiah. Due to the fact that most people in the
city of Mecca believed in several gods at the time the concept of believing in one God as
almost impossible. Persecution started and Muhammad and his followers had to flee Mecca in
615. They arrived in Yathrib and eventually started the Muslim era.

Here in Yathrib the teachings gained surprising a large following amongst the Jewish
community. Muhammad however kicked them out because he believed them to be hypocritical.
This act eventually started the rival between the Muslims and the Jewish race. Muhammad
further influenced his dislike for Jewish people by aligning with surrounding armies and
neighboring tribes.

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