Muhammad, peace be upon him*, is the most influential man in history. But he is not an ordinary man. He is a
Prophet - the last Prophet of God.
*Attention Muslim readers: in keeping with tradition, you are required to repeat this salutation every time you come across the Prophet's name.
Prophet Muhammad did not start a new religion. He conveyed the same message as all the other prophets of God - including Adam, Noah, Ibrahim, Moses and Jesus.
The eternal message that Muhammad preached is not named after him. It is called Islam which means peace and submission to God. The term Islam also signifies the natural inclination of human beings, a God-centred worldview, a civilization with over fourteen hundred years of history and an universalist world culture.
The followers of Muhammad are not called Muhammadan, this is an insulting term that first emerged during the crusades. Those who believe in the message of Muhammad and that he is the last Messenger of God are called Muslims.
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