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Was Muhammad the founder of Islam and do Muslims worship him?

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Answer 1Of course not! Muslims don't worship but the one and only Allah.Muhammed (pbuh) was the messenger of Allah.please read below..As per history, Islam began in Mecca, Saudi Arabia when God revealed the Qur'an to the prophet of Islam but....... the Muslim's perspective is completely different, as per Muslim, Islam and quran....Adam, Abraham, Noah, moses, Jesus ( Adam, Ibrahaim, Nuh, moosa,Isa in Arabic respectively) are messengers of Allah and came with the same message of montheism and message of one god and being creator of universe.

As per Muslim ,Islam and Quran ... the Islam is absolute religion which exists from the day one of the mankind and Adam (peace be upon him) was the first prophet/messenger of Allah ....and the last being Muhammad (peace be upon him) ......

The following verses from Quran proves the point ....

And He(Allah) taught Adam the names of all things; then He placed them before the angels, and said: "Tell me the names of these if ye are right."

( Quran,Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #31)

Allah did choose Adam and Noah, the family of Abraham, and the family of 'Imran above all people,-

( Quran,Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #33)

We(Allah) have sent thee inspiration, as We sent it to Noah and the Messengers after him: we sent inspiration to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes, to Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon, and to David We gave the Psalms.

( Quran,An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #163)

And remember We(Allah) took from the prophets their covenant: As (We did) from thee: from Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus the son of Mary: We took from them a solemn covenant:

( Quran,Al-Ahzab, Chapter #33, Verse #7)

We(Allah) gave Moses the Book and followed him up with a succession of apostles; We gave Jesus the son of Mary Clear (Signs) and strengthened him with the holy spirit. Is it that whenever there comes to you an apostle with what ye yourselves desire not, ye are puffed up with pride?- Some ye called impostors, and others ye slay!

( Quran , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #87)

So as per Muslim ,Islam and Quran ... the Islam is absolute religion which exists from the day one of the mankind and Adam (peace be upon him) was the first prophet/messenger of Allah ..and the last being Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Muhammad(pbuh) was born in Mecca in the year 570. Since his father died before his birth, and his mother shortly afterwards, he was raised by his uncle from the respected tribe of Quraysh. As he grew up, he became known for his truthfulness, generosity and sincerity, so that he was sought after for his ability to arbitrate in disputes. The historians describe him as calm and meditative. Muhammad (pbuh) was of a deeply religious nature, and had long detested the decadence of his society.

It became his habit to meditate from time to time in the Cave of Hira near Mecca. At the age of 40, while engaged in a meditative retreat, Muhammad(pbuh) received his first revelation from God through the Angel Gabriel. This revelation, which continued for 23 years is known as the Quran. As soon as he began to recite the words he heard from Gabriel, and to preach the truth which God had revealed to him, he and his small group of followers suffered bitter persecution, which grew so fierce that in the year 622 God gave them the command to emigrate.

This event, the Hijra 'migration', in which they left Mecca for the city of Medina, marks the beginning of the Muslim calendar. After several years, the Prophet and his followers were able to return to Mecca, where they forgave their enemies and established Islam definitively. Before the Prophet saw dies at the age of 63, the greater part of Arabia was Muslim, and within a century of his death Islam had spread to Spain in the West and as far East as China. He died with less than 5 possessions to his name.

While Muhammad (pbuh) was chosen to deliver the message, he is not considered the "founder" of Islam, since Muslims consider Islam to be the same divine guidance sent to all peoples before. Muslims believe all the prophets from Adam, Noah, Moses, Jesus etc. were all sent with divine guidance for their peoples. Every prophet was sent to his own people, but Muhammad(pbuh) was sent to all of mankind. Muhammad is the last and final messenger sent to deliver the message of Islam. Muslims revere and honor him (pbuh) for all he went through and his dedication, but they do not worship him. "O Prophet, verily We have sent you as a witness and a bearer of glad tidings and a warner and as one who invites unto God by His leave and as an illuminating lamp."(33:45-6)

A quick ADDITION

"Muslim" means the one who submits to God's will through monotheism (belief) and actions. There were Muslims since humans were created. Of all people there were those who followed the teachings of God and those who didn't.

Answer 2

God "Allah" is the inspirer of Islam upon Mohammad , and Mohammad was His last prophet . No Muslim can worship anyone else than GoD. Anyone to worship anyone or anything except GOD is not a Muslim.

Answer 3Yes, Muhammad is the possible founder of Islam. There is no historical or religious data for the existance of Islam before 600 AD. Mohammad introduced many teachings and rituals from Jewish, Christian and pagan religions of his time. From the very early times of his life he was interested in religion and used to consult with Christian monks who dedicated themselves for meditation and re-telling the accounts in the Jewish and Christian Scripture. He also spend many times in meditaion and at the age of 40, during one of these mediations at the Cave of Hira, he claimed to be visited by an angel who forced him to read. His wife Kadijah and the Christian uncle Waraqa assured him that the spirit visited him was Jibriel from Allah (Al-LAH, the god) and he supposed to be a prophet of Allah. This is the start of Islam as a new religion because it differed greatly from the Jewish and Christian Scripture in the basic teachings EXCEPT in the teaching of ONE God. Mohammad changed the worship from Jerusalem to Mecca for Islam where pagans used to worship at the Kaaba with 360 idols including Al-LAH as the main idol (moon god- Cresent sign).

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Muslims do not worship Mohammad as he was just a human and died like anyone else. Islam, Christianity and Judaism does not allow human worship.

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