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Mohammed – (570-632 AD) – Arabian prophet
It would always be a great mistake to underestimate the importance of Mohammed in world history. He may not have predicted what his ideas would lead to, nor could he have known that in the 20th century more than 600,000,000 people would accept his teachings. Nor could he have known that the conquests carried out in his name in fact saved many aspects of Greek and Roman civilization from extinction, and that they benefitted the world to an inestimable degree.
Mohammed was an Arab merchant who had been bom at Mecca in about $70. Like Jesus Christ, he spent the first years of his life quite ordinarily, and then suddenly gave up this normal life to concentrate on prayer and meditation. Mohammed began to preach about a new code of living which was based on kindness and the worship of one God, Allah. When he acquired a following the authorities expelled him from Mecca. He fled to Medina, and in 622 began to preach again. Soon he built up a band of his disciples round him, who gathered his teachings together to form a book called the Koran. By 632, when he died, many thousands of Arabs were his followers, and the new faith, called Islam, was to be launched upon the outside world by a series of organized raids on Byzantine and Persian territory.