The Prophet Muhammad, peace be
upon him, was born around 570 C.E.
At the age of 40, Muhammad received his call to become a prophet. He
received the word of God through the Angel Gabriel and the divine
message was recorded in the
The God that spoke to Muhammad was the God of Abraham. Islam is thus
essentially part of the great monotheistic movement that emerged and
developed in the Near East. In Muhammad, regarded as the "seal of the
prophets", the message of God for man was finally comprehended and Islam
(submission to the will of Allah) is seen by Muslims as the apotheosis
of the Judea-Christian tradition.