He spent his early life as a shepherd and an attendant of caravans, and at the age of twenty-five married a rich widow, Khadeejah, fifteen years his senior.She bore him six children, all of whom died very young except Fatima, his beloved daughter.During the Middle Ages he was frequently seen in Christendom as a heretic, and/or possessed by demons. This 1508 engraving by the Dutch artist Lucas van Leyden shows a legend that circulated in Europe.In early Christian criticism, it was claimed that Bahira was a heretical monk whose errant views inspired the Qur'an.
This event, the Hijra, marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar, also known as the Hijri Calendar.
Mohammed, "the Praised One", the prophet of Islam and the founder of Mohammedanism, was born at Mecca (20 August? At the age of six the boy lost his mother and was thereafter taken care of by his uncle Abu-Talib.
(See A.) Mohammed's father was Abdallah, of the family of Hashim, who died soon after his son's birth.
He rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven in front of many people.
All those who have faith in him and believe are reborn of God and are saved. Try and picture how Jesus and the Father can be two, but one - by imagining two spotlights focused on the same spot - in this way they blend together.