can be according to the degree to which one is submitting to the will of God, in his beliefs andin his actions.
4. Who was Muhammad? (pbuh)
In brief, Muhammad (pbuh) was born in a noble tribe of Mecca in Arabia in the year 570 A.D. His ancestry goes back to Prophet Ishmael (pbuh), son of Prophet Abraham (pbuh). Hisfather died before this birth and his mother died when he was six. He did not attend anyformal school. He was raised first by a nurse as it was the custom those dasys, and then by hisgrandfather and unlce. As a young man, he was known as a righteous person who used tomediatate in a cave. At age 40, he was giventhe prophethood when the angel, Gabriel,appeared in the cave. Subsequently, the revealations came over 23 years and are in the book called the Qur'an which Muslims consider as the finall and last word of God. The Qur'an hasbeen preserved, unchanged, in its orginal form and confirms the truth in the Torah, the psalmsand the Gospel. Qur'an is the only scripture in existence todat with its original Arabic text.
5. Do Muslims Worship Muhammad? (pbuh)
No. Muslims do not worship Muhammad (pbuh) or any other prophets. Muslims believe in allprophets including Adam, Noah, Abraham, David, Solomon, Moses and Jesus (pbuh themall). Muslims believe that Muhammad (pbuh) was the last of the Prophets. They believe thatGod alone is to be worshipped, not any human being.
6. What do Muslims Think of Jesus? (pbuh)
Muslims think highly of Jesus (pbuh) and his worthy mother, MAry. The Qur'an tells us thatJesus was born of a mirculous birth without a father. "Lo. The likeness of Jesus with Allah isthe likeness of Adam. He created him of dust, and then He said unto him: Be and heis!" (Qur'an 3:59) He was given many miracles as a prophet. These include speaking soonafter birth in defense of his mother's piety. God's other gifts to him included healing the blindand the sick, reviving the dead, making a bird out of clay and most importantly, the messagehe was carrying. These miracles were given to him by God to establish him as a prophet.According to the Qur'an, he was not crucified but was raised into Heaven. (Qur'an, ChapterMaryam)
7. Do Muslims Have Many Sects?
Muslims have few sects than Christians. In Islam, there are two major sects, the Shia andSunni. Both sects have many things in common. They follow the same prophet, Muhammad(pbuh). Both offer thier prayers five times a day. Both fast in the month of Ramadan. Theyboth go for Hajj, pilgrimage to Mecca. The difference bewteen these two sects are more like