Muhammad was bornHe was born in Mecca, a town in western Arabia. He was the first and only son of Abd Allah bin Al-Muttalib and Amina bint Wahb.
Muhammad became an orphanMuhammad's father died before he was born, but when he was five or six his mither died and he became an orphan. Muhammad was then put into the care of his grandfather, Abdul Al-Muttalib.
Muhammad worked on a caravanIn his early twenties, Muhammad entered the service of a wealthy Meccan merchant, a widow named Khadija bint Khawalayd. The two were distant cousins. Muhammad carried her goods to the north and returned with a profit.
Muhammad's family lifeKhadija proposed marriage, they were wed in about 595. He was twenty-five. She was nearly forty.
Muhammad managed Khadija's business affairs, and their next years were pleasant and prosperous. Six children were born to them, two sons who both died in infancy, and four daughters. Mecca prospered too, becoming a well–off trading center in the hands of an elite group of clan leaders who were mostly successful traders.
Nov 26, 610
Muhammad reveived his first revelationWhile in a cave outside of town, Muhammad was visited by an overpowering presence, and this presence gave him visions.
Nov 26, 613
Muhammad takes his message to the peopleMuhammad began to reveal his experiences to the people and share them. These visions were later compiled and became the Quran.
Jan 26, 630
The Conquest of MeccaThe balance of power had shifted away from once-powerful Mecca, toward Muhammad and the Muslims. In January, 630, they marched on Mecca and were joined by tribe after tribe along the way. They entered Mecca without bloodshed and the Meccans, seeing the tide had turned, joined them.
Jun 8, 632
Muhammad diedAfter his pilgrimage Muhammad returned to Medina where he became ill and then died.