Why did the Meccan leaders drive Muhammad out of Mecca?


At first the most powerful men in Mecca ignored the Muslims, but by 616 they had become angry with Muhammad who, they said, reviled the faith of their fathers, was obviously a charlatan and only pretended to be a prophet. They were also incensed at the Quran's description of the Last Judgement and feared that Muhammad was plotting to take over the leadership of Mecca.