Clear insights into the life and teachings of a man whose ideas changed the world. When Muhammad was about 40 years old, he started to have revelations from the One God, Allah. At first he was shocked by them, but later he started to talk in public about Allah's message. Gradually, people realised he was a prophet and started to follow his teaching. Eventually this grew into the religion now known as Islam. This book tells you about the life of Muhammad (pbuh), who he was and what he did. It explains his revelations from Allah, what he taught his followers and about the Muslim holy book, the Qur'an. Four key moments in his life are also retold: his birth, his revelations, his flight to Heaven and his death. There is also information about sacred places, festivals and how Muhammad's teaching is as important today as it was hundreds of years ago.
Kerena Marchant was born in Teheran, Iran, and studied Theology at Bristol University, England, focusing on Islam and Indian religions. After graduating, Kerena joined the BBC and worked for BBC Religious Programmes. Kerena now works for BBC Educational Broadcasting, making multimedia resources for primary and secondary audiences.