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The History of Islam It has been said that one man can change the course of history His life on earth can revolutionize the way people think and how they act A striking example would be Muhammad and his fight for the spread of Islam Ten years after his death the Islamic empire had spread through most of Persia Iraq Syria and Egypt Muhammad used military means to spread his empire throughout the land In the Quran he is seen as the unlettered Prophetwho commands to them what is just and forbids them from what is evil He had miraculously received messages from God to tell his people how to live a just and holy life He is also seen as a bringer of glad tidings warner judge a witness Seal of the Prophet and a universal messenger After his death the success of the religion passed to several caliphs who led the ideal Islamic age according to some historians Islam split into many different branches usually in the two hundred years after Muhammads death The founding of the Islam religion by one man which has lasted for over 1400 years shows that it is a religion that has played an important role in the history and civilization of the West The founding of Islam is an important subject in the overall significance of historical religions because of its leader his successors and the different sects that have evolved over time Muhammad the Islamic prophet was born around the year 570 AD He was fatherless at birth and his mother died soon after He was raised by his Uncle Talib who was a religiously prominent man in the Quraysh tribe of Mecca but was neither wealthy nor poor At the age of 25 Muhammad married a 40 year-old woman named Khadija who was very prominent in her wealth In his fortieth year Muhammad on a retreat outside of the town of Mecca Muhammad
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