The 5 Pillars of Faith
Muhammad was born in Mecca in the year 570 AD. At this time, Christianity was not yet fully established in Europe. As he grew up, he became known for his truthfulness, generosity and honesty. With these qualities, he was sought after for his ability to solve problems. He meditated often in the Cave of Hira near the summit of Jabal al-Nur, "Mountain of Light". At the age of 40, while meditating, Muhammad received his first revelation from God through the Angel Gabriel. This revelation continued for twenty-three years and is now known as the Koran. From the Koran, he preached his message to all those of The Middle East. Before the he died at the age of 63, most of Arabia was Muslim, and within a century of his death Islam had spread to Spain in the West and as far East as China.