Mohammed The Prophet

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Kellie Raji REL 2000 Sec. 002 February 7, 2008 Homework Essay #2 Mohammed the Prophet Between c.570 to June 8, 632 a man by the name of Mohammed, meaning “Praiseworthy”, became the final prophet of God and the founder of Islam. Around the age of forty, he retreated to Mount Hira, near Mecca, in the Arabian desert. There at Mount Hira, he had his first revelation that included the command to preach. Thereafter, throughout his life he continued to have revelations that were recorded and collected in the Qur’an (Koran). The Qur’an is the central religious text of Islam and is believed by Muslims to be a divine guidance and direction for mankind, and to be the final divine revelation of God. It also contains the Hadith, historical events and teachings of Mohammed and his companions. The teachings stimulated by revelations, emphasized monotheism, there is only one God, taught the people to change from worshipping idols to one God, for there
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Unformatted text preview: to be equal rights and respect for women, parents, and elders, to live honestly and that working hard to earn a living is also considered worship of God, the rich and poor are alike in the sight of God and that their good deeds will help them meet God in heaven, and God is called “Allah” in Arabic and for people to remember God at all times. Mohammed’s continuing significance within Islam tradition is he is the founder of the religion and can be considered the author of the Qur’an. He is viewed today and within the Islam traditions as the last and greatest in a series of prophets. Without his revelations of the Qur’an, which is still used by modern Muslims, would not have the monotheistic faith as they do today, ut the same polytheistic traditions of their ancestors. Therefore, his teachings and influential ideas are just as significant today as the day they were created and immortalized in the Qur’an....
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