This is a short paper on Muhammad the Prophet. It gives a definition, chief contribution, and historical origin.

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You may be an atheist or an agnostic or you may belong to any of the various religious denominations that exist in the world today. You may have been a Communist or a believer in democracy and freedom. No matter what you are, and no matter what your religious and political beliefs, personal and social habits happen to be-- you still must know this man (comparekjv.html).

Muhammad can be described as "the Messenger of Allah". The prophet Muhammad was born around 570 C.E. in a city state well connected to the caravan routes to Syria and Egypt in the north and northwest and Yemen in the south (Muhammad 2). When he was a child his parents both deceased and his uncle Muttalib took him to Makkah to succeed him. At the age of twelve Muhammad earned a living as a businessman and a trader, earning him the respect of the Makkans and visitors alike.

He was given the title Al-Ameen; meaning "The Honest, the Reliable and the Trustworthy; the highest standard of moral and public life. In his existence, Muhammad was given a mission to restore the worship of the One True God, the creator and sustainer of the universe, taught to him by Prophet Ibrahim and all Prophets of God (Fundamentals 2). He was then to demonstrate the laws of moral, ethical, legal, social conduct, and all other matters of significance for humanity as a whole. "Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational dogmas, of a cult without images; the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammad. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?" (Cook 5).