The Contribution of Prophets in History Essay

862 Words Feb 11th, 2006 4 Pages
The concept of a prophet is an old one. In the Greek religion there were prophets of Zeus, Apollo, and other gods. The Bible refers to prophets of Yahweh, Baal, and other regional deities. Christians refer to John the Baptist as a prophet of the Christian god, and Muslims refer to Muhammad as the Prophet, the last and greatest of the prophets of Allah. According to what the prophets did we can say that their main purpose was conveying religious guidance to people. But history has also shown that their role many times goes further than their religious mission. In my opinion a perfect example that shows this, is Muhammad the prophet of Islam.The reason why I have chosen Muhammad is simple, because he was highly successful on both the …show more content…
The Quran therefore, closely represents Muhammad's ideas and teachings and to a considerable extent his exact words. No such detailed compilation of the teachings of Christ has survived. Since the Quran is at least as important to Moslems as the Bible is to Christians, the influence of Muhammad through the medium of the Quran has been very important. It is probable that the relative influence of Muhammad on Islam has been larger than the combined influence of Jesus Christ and St. Paul on Christianity. On the purely religious level, then, it seems likely that Muhammad has been as influential in world history as Jesus. According also to the opinion of other non-muslim personalities we can see clearly the important role of Muhammad, "Philosopher, Orator, Apostle, Legislator, Warrior, Conqueror of ideas Restorer of rational beliefs, of a cult without images; the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammad. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he? " Furthermore, Muhammad was a secular as well as a religious leader. In fact, as the driving force behind the Arab conquests, he might be considered as the most influential political leader of all time. According to what is mentioned

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