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About the year 570 a child named Muhammad was born and would become the Prophet of one of the worlds biggest religions He was born into a family belonging to a clan of Quraysh the ruling tribe of Mecca a city in the Hijaz region of northwestern Arabia He was considered to be Gods last and greatest prophets by the Muslims The Islamic scripture the Koran resembles Judaism and Christianity which greatly influenced Muhammad It is believed to be the last word of Allah and the basic source of Islamic teachings and law His visions along with a variety of issues such and creed morality history worship knowledge and wisdom are in the book Faith is not enough Islam has five pillars which must be followed by every Muslim 1 confession of faith in God and in Muhammad as Gods messenger 2 daily prayer at the five appointed times 3 fasting during the month of Ramadan 4 paying an alms-tax and giving charity to the poor and 5 pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca and its sacred shrine the Kaaba Muhammad had a religious experience that changed the history of a large part of the world He heard a divine voice which was believed to be the voice of Christian angel Gabriel that tells him Allah is the only god Muhammad was also told to accept the name of Prophet and convert the Quaraish Him and his followers overtake Mecca the Kabah Arabian tribes central place of worship was made the main shrine of Islam After Muhammads death his father-in-law Abu-Bakr and Umar comes up with a way to keep religious and political stability He accepts the name of caliph deputy of the Prophet and begins a military exhibition to enforce his authority over Arabian followers Abu-Bakr died two years later and Umar the second caliph starts campaigns against neighboring empires Umar took control of Ctesiphon the Persian capital the Persian realm was
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