Muhammad was born in 570 CE in the city of Mecca, Arabia. He was an impoverished orphan who was raised by an uncle. While mediating in a cave one day, the Angel Gabriel visited him to relay God's instructions that he had been chosen to bring the word of God to the people continuing what was started by the prophets of Judaism and Christianity, only correcting errors which had deterred from the truth.
Islam means submission to the sovereignty of God and follows Six Articles of Belief:
One who submits to the will of God is called a Muslim. Muslims believe in the Law of Moses, Psalms of David, Gospel of Jesus Christ and that the revelations given to Muhammad supersede the previous scriptures. They also believe that Jesus was one of God's prophets.
In the practice of Islam, the Five Pillars of Islam must be fulfilled:
In addition to the Qur'an, Muslims study Muhammad's teachings contained in the Hadith.
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