The Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) is the final Prophet of God according to the Quran (the holy book of the Muslims) and is one of history’s most dynamic, powerful and inspiring personalities. Within 23 years of his life, the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was able to transform Arabia from a lawless and warring region into a united and prosperous nation. Muslims revere the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and seek to follow his example as he is considered to be the perfect example of how a human being should live their life in the service of God.
Described in the Quran as a “Mercy to mankind,” the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) spread his message not by the sword, but through his actions, mercy and character. Muslims do not worship Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), they follow his life example and teachings. Today 1.5 Billion people follow the religion of Islam and Muslims are one of the most diverse religious groups in the world with followers of many ethnic, regional, and linguistic backgrounds.
Below is a short biography of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him):
Suggested further readings include “In the Footsteps of the Prophet” by Tariq Ramadan and “Muhammad” by Martin Lings.