God Almighty - the Creator of the universe and of all the creatures in it - has not abandoned His creation to his lot without guidance, but devised a divine system. Through His prophets that He sent in the course of time, He pointed to the true path that would lead them to eternal bliss. Prophet Muhammad, the last of his Messengers, came to confirm what had been sent before him, i.e. the Old and the New Testaments, and to announce to humanity at large the Qur'an. He was not simply a teacher but the perfect representative of the human being. To imitate his morals, abide by his traditions and his relations with his fellow beings meant earning the favor of God. « Say: "If ye do love Allah, Follow me: Allah will love you and forgive you your sins: For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."» (Surah 3/31)
Born at Mecca, his call came when he was 40 years old, and his mission continued throughout the rest of his life, for 23 years to be exact. He spent 13 years of his life in Mecca and lived for 10 years in Medina before he died at the age of 63. His tomb is at Medinah.
Chilhood, Youth and Marriage
Prophethood and the Meccan Period
Muhammad in Medina