Who Is Muhammad (PBBUH)?

Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is the Prophet of Islam who received divine revelations from Allah, which are collectively known as the Quran. Born in Mecca in 570 A.C., he was orphaned at an early age and raised by his grandfather and uncle. In his early life, he worked as a shepherd and then as a merchant. At the age of 40, he began receiving revelations from Allah through Angel Gabriel, which continued until his death.

Muhammad devoted his life to spreading the teachings of Islam and forming a worldwide community of followers, called Ummah, that is based on the principles of justice, charity, and submission to Allah’s Will. Muslims regard him as a model for ethical behavior and follow his example in personal conduct, social relationships, and religious practices. His prophethood marked the beginning of Islamic civilization and continues to shape Muslim identity and spirituality today.