Muhammad's Life

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  • 570

    Muhammad's Birth

    Muhammad's Birth
    Muhammad is born in 570 in Mecca. His name is a derivitive of an Arabic verb wich means to praise and glorify. First and only son of Abd Allah bin Al-Muttalib. Father died before he was born.
  • 570

    570 Martin of Braga wrote "Rules for an Honest Life." Frank Civil Wars

  • 573

    573 Confucians win debate over Buddhists and Daoists. China

  • 575

    Muhammad Becomes an Orphan

    Muhammad Becomes an Orphan
    When Muhammad was five or six his mother took him to Yathrib to visit his fathers grave. On the way back his mather became ill and died. He was left in his grandfather's care who taught him the statescraft.
  • Dec 5, 601

    601 Most schools in China were abolished by Sui edict.

  • Dec 5, 606

    Harsha conquered northern India and wrote plays.

  • Dec 1, 610

    Muhammad Receives First Revelation

    Muhammad Receives First Revelation
    Mecca's new materialism and its traditional idolatry disturbed Muhammad. He began making long retreats to a mountain cave outside town. There, he fasted and meditated. On one occasion, after a number of indistinct visionary experiences, Muhammad was visited by an overpowering presence and instructed to recite words of such beauty and force that he and others gradually attributed them to God. This experience shook Muhammad to the core. It was several years before he dared to talk about it outside
  • Dec 5, 613

    Muhammad Takes his Message Public

    Muhammad Takes his Message Public
    After several similar experiences, Muhammad finally began to reveal the messages he was receiving to his tribe. These were gathered verse by verse and later would become the Qur'an, Islam's sacred scripture. In the next decade, Muhammad and his followers were first belittled and ridiculed, then persecuted and physically attacked for departing from traditional Mecca's tribal ways. Muhammad's message was resolutely monotheistic. For several years, the the Quraysh, Mecca's dominant tribe, levied a
  • Dec 5, 621

    Uniform coins were minted in Tang China.

  • Dec 1, 625

    The Military Period

    The Military Period
    The Meccans did not take Muhammad's new success lightly. Early skirmishes led to three major battles in the next three years. Of these the Muslims won the first (the Battle of Badr, March, 624), lost the second (the Battle of Uhud, March, 625), and outlasted the third, (The Battle of the Trench and the Siege of Medina, April, 627). In March, 628, a treaty was signed between the two sides, which recognized the Muslims as a new force in Arabia and gave them freedom to move unmolested throughout Ar
  • Dec 5, 627

    Bani Nadir Jews joined the fight against Muhammad.

  • Dec 5, 630

    China subjugated the Eastern Turks. Tang Dynasty

  • Dec 1, 632

    Muhammad's Final Years

    Muhammad returned to live in Medina. In the next three years, he consolidated most of the Arabian Peninsula under Islam. In March, 632, he returned to Mecca one last time to perform a pilgrimage, and tens of thousands of Muslims joined him. After the pilgrimage, he returned to Medina. Three months later on June 8, 632 he died there, after a brief illness. He is buried in the mosque in Medina. Within a hundred years Muhammad's teaching and way of life had spread from the remote corners of Arabi
  • Muhammad Acts as Caravan Agent for Wealthy Tradeswoman

    Muhammad Acts as Caravan Agent for Wealthy Tradeswoman
    In his 20s Muhammad carried goods to the north for a trade company and returned with a profit.
  • 583 7,000 were killed in battle at Bourges. Frank Civil Wars

  • 586-603 Recared ruled Spain. Frank Civil Wars

  • 590-604 Gregory was Pope.

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    Muhammad's Life

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    Muhammad's Teenage Years

    When young boy, Muhammad worked as a shepherd to help pay his keep (his uncle was of modest means). In his teens he sometimes traveled with Abu Talib, who was a merchant, accompanying caravans to trade centers. On at least one occasion, he is said to have traveled as far north as Syria. Older merchants recognized his character and nicknamed him El–Amin, the one you can trust.