Prophet Muhammad (570 AD – 632 AD) founded Islam. His main aim was to establish belief in one God. He was born in 570 AD in Mecca in Arabia. He had his first revelation that he is the messenger of God in 610 AD. He fled to Medina when the authorities in Mecca became hostile towards him. This particular time is called ‘Hijira’ and with this, the Mohammedan Era began. In 632 AD, Prophet Muhammad discarded his worldly existence. The teachings of Muhammad are written in the sacred scripture called the ‘Quran’ (Koran). The Prophet preached about one God in the world and a sense of brotherhood. He opposed idol worship. The emphasis on a life of virtue and benevolence makes Islam one of the greatest humanitarian religions of the world.