What are the origins of Islam?
Islam was started in the Mecca and Medina areas of present day
Saudi Arabia in 610 when Mohammad started reciting the Qu'ran from
remembered Judaism, Christianity and the local pagan religions He
recited to his scribe and father-in-law who became the first caliph
at Mohammad's death in 633. Thus Islam began in 610.
Islam is as old a religion as human history. The first human,
Hazrat Adam (AS) was the first Muslim and first Prophet. All the
prophets sent by Almighty God for the guidance of humans preached
one and the same religion - Islam. Its basic beliefs being: ONENESS
of Almighty God. Belief in Angels, Prophets, Day of Judgement, Life
Hereafter etc. The last Prophet of Islam was Hazrat Muhammad
Mustafa (May peace be upon him). He started preaching Islam in
570 AD when he was about 40 years of age. He started preaching
Islam at Makka, Saudi Arabia.