Mohammed, the founder of Islam, was born in 570 A.D. in the city of Mecca. He studied both Judaism and Christianity and was convinced that there was only one true and living God, Allah. Mohammed traveled extensively in Arabia and saw that Arabs were believers in many gods and spirits, and this idolatry troubled Mohammed. When 40 years old, he claimed that the archangel Gabriel had called him and revealed that Allah had chosen him to be the last of the prophets and to preach submission to the will of Allah. The name Islam means submission, and Mulsim or Moselm is one who submits to the will of Allah.
The time of the claimed visit of Gabriel was about 610 A.D. which marks the beginning of his ministry. In 622 A.D. Mohammed journeyed to Medina and built the first Mosque and started the practices of Islam. Once there he mobilized an army and by force imposed his will on the surrounding cities. In 630, eight years after he had fled from Mecca, Mohammed returned with an army of 10,000 men and took Mecca. After the death of Mohammed, Islam continued to spread, by power over areas of Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Let it be known that all this occurred AFTER Jesus Christ had given his gospel to the world and warned about those who would bring FALSE TEACHING (Gal. 1:8-9, Acts 4:10-12, John 3:36, John 4:42, John 14:6, 1 John 4:14-15, 1 John 5:10-12).
Hope to hear from you or to see you at the services.