570 - Born in Mekka, Arabia (now in Saudi Arabia). His full name was Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abdullah ibn Abdul-Muttalib ibn Hishim, his father had died before Muhammad was born. The caller of the religion of Islam and of the Muslim community.
576 - At six he lost his mother, Aminah of the clan of Zuhra.
578 - His grandfather died.
595 - He was in charge of the merchandise of a rich woman, Khad+jah of the clan of Asad, and so impressed her that she offered marriage.
619 - Muhammad's wife, Khad+jah, and his uncle Abu Talib died and another uncle, Abu Lahab, succeeded as head of the clan of Hashim.
610 - Muhammad had a vision of a majestic being (later identified with the angel Gabriel) and heard a voice saying to him, “You are the Messenger of Allah”.
- This marked the beginning of his career as messenger (or apostle) of Allah , or Prophet (nabi). From this time, at frequent intervals until his death, he received “revelations”—that is, verbal messages that Muslims believe, came directly from Allah.
613 - Muhammad began preaching publicly, and he and his followers spent their days together in the house of a young man named al-Arqam.
620-622 - Muhammad began negotiations with clans in Medina, leading to his emigration, or hijrah.
624 - He was able to lead about 315 men on a razzia to attack a wealthy Mekkan caravan returning from Syria as a compansation of muslims' confiscated fortunes in Mekka bythe Mekkans.
632 - He died on June 8th in Medina.
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