When and where did islam come into being ?

My question concerns the religion of Islam. Where and when did it begin ?
Charles
Asked Dec 28, 2009
Islam is a religion which began in Arabia during the 7th century. It began under the rule of Muhammad, who spread Islam all over Arabia. The Islamic states spread from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to central Asia in the east, during the cetury of his death. This religion was later spread by religion conversions and military conquest.

However, the Quran states that this religion is believed to be sent by God through Mohammad, who was sent through the angel Gabriel. Muslims believe that God's only prophet was Mohammad. They believe it was the final revelation of God towards human and that this teaching will remain till the day of resurrection.

Islam is known as Abrahamic religion. Islam is the second largest religion in the United Kingdom. The five pillars of Islam are Shahadah, Salat, Zakat, Sawm and Hajj.
http://www.blurtit.com/q480511.html
figment
Answered Dec 28, 2009
In Islam muslims are taught in the five pillars, that as a muslim you must believe in God first and formost, believe in the angels, believe in all of His prophets, believe in all of Gods books. The Torah, (old testament) The Ingel, (The new testament) And the Holy Qur'an. The Prophet Muhammad was said to be the seal of the prophethood, Meaning;According to God there will be no other prophets after Him.
hikhma Aug 11, 2012
ISLAM is the name of the religion founded by Muhammad in the beginning of the seventh century after Christ, making it the youngest of the world’s so-called “great” religions. The term Islam means “resignation” or “entire submission.” The sacred book of Islam is the Quran. It consists of 114 suras or chapters that have verse divisions similar to the Bible, except that these verse divisions are not at all uniform, while some versions do not have any verse division.
In examining the Quran, which is about the size of the Christian Greek Scriptures, one is struck with the absence of miracles or proof that Muhammad was indeed a prophet sent of God. When Moses, the first Bible writer and first prophet to be sent to the descendants of Jacob, went to Israel he was well fortified with miracles to prove his divine mission. See Exodus, chapter 4. Likewise, when Christ Jesus came, he performed so many miracles that all those who had not let themselves be blinded with selfishness had to admit that he was sent of God.—John 7:31; 10:37, 38; 14:11.
Muhammad, however, came with no supernatural proofs of his divine commission. Time and again his critics complained of this and repeatedly he told them that his work was not that of producing signs but merely to preach, and that his lack of signs was for the purpose of testing their faith. But what is faith without proof? Anyone could claim to be sent of God. Moses and Christ proved it by the performance of many miracles, but where were Muhammad’s miracles? He confessed in the Quran to having none.—See Suras 2:118; 10:38; 11:13; 6:109, Ali.
Yet many Moslems claim he did perform miracles. Repeatedly the claim is made by them that he split the moon, for which they cite as proof Sura 54:1. However, first of all note that this text does not state that Muhammad split the moon. And Muslim commentators on this verse, which speaks of the moon’s having been cleft asunder, state that it may have appeared as such to Muhammad and his believers in the valley of Mecca; that it is to be taken allegorically or that it may still be fulfilled in the future. (See Ali.) The Bible’s account of creation as well as of the Flood is amply attested in the record found in rocks, by the science of geology, but where is there any proof that the moon was ever split?
Others insist that Muhammad did perform many miracles and that these were recorded in the Alhadith or Hadis, the record of Muhammadan tradition, which was systematized in the third century of the Muhammadan era. Among the miracles that Muhammad was said to have performed, as handed down by tradition, are: “The trees and rocks and mountains used to greet him near Mecca. Once when the people were very thirsty Mohammed filled all their jugs by having water gush forth from between his fingers. A tree was called to testify to Mohammed’s divine commission. The tree came, tearing the ground until it stood in his presence. Three times it testified to Mohammed’s being the prophet of God.” According to Sir William Muir, some half million of such traditions have been handed down.
However, here we find the same difficulty in tradition contradicting the written record as we find in Judaism and in professed Christianity. The Quran simply does not allow for any miracles. Plainly it quotes God as saying, “We refrain from sending Signs, only because men of former years treated them as false.” (Sura 17:59, Ali) That explicitly does not allow for any signs. If Muhammad had performed signs, why rebuke his hearers for asking for them; why should they complain because of their being none? Yet that is what the Quran does. The written word is ever more reliable than the tradition handed down orally, and we are further compelled to that conclusion by the very fantastic nature of these purported miracles.
ABROGATION AND CANCELLATION
The Quran has been termed the Bible’s closest rival, it being the holy book for some 300 million Muslims who believe that it is uncreated and was sent down from the highest heavens and revealed to Muhammad by the angel Gabriel in sections or suras. In view of the fact that the charge is often made that the Bible contradicts itself, Bible lovers will not be hasty in concluding that the Quran is self-contradictory.
But in the Quran itself we find admission of such contradictions in that it claims for itself the right of “cancellation” or “abrogation.” Muhammad’s critics had complained that he sometimes contradicted himself, and so he taught that whenever a subsequent revelation contradicted a previous one, the second canceled or abrogated the first. Thus we read, “None of our revelations do We abrogate or cause to be forgotten but We substitute something better or the like. Knowest thou not that God hath power for all things?”—Sura 2:106; 16:101, Ali.
Since both the former or the canceled verse and the one that came later and does the canceling or abrogating remain in the Quran it can easily be seen how there would be contradictions in the Quran. Especially is this possible in view of the fact that it is not at all certain when each sura was “revealed,” and therefore it cannot always be determined which is the abrogating and which the abrogated text.
Some modern Muslims object to all this and claim that what Muhammad referred to as being canceled or abrogated was not anything that appeared in the Quran but only such things as may have been written in the Tourat or the Hebrew Scriptures or in the Injil or the Gospel. However, to make such a claim is to deny the testimony of history, which shows why Muhammad was accused of being a forger, as well as to ignore the context in the Quran. Such a claim is made only by some modern Muslims, for the testimony of the most noted Muslim scribes and imams of times past is to the effect that both the texts canceled and those doing the canceling are in the Quran. Says the noted Razi, on Sura 16:99, 100: “The Commentators without exception hold that cancelation has its place in the present law.” And regarding Sura 4:14, which deals with the penalty to be inflicted upon unfaithful wives, Razi says: “The school of Aba Hanifa holds that the text [in the Quran] commanding imprisonment was canceled by the one commanding stripes.” Commenting on Sura 2:102, Razi states that a passage may be canceled and yet remain in the Quran. Other authoritative Muslim commentators that have expressed like views are Beidhawi, Jelaleim and Abdulla.
The Bible presents no such difficulties. When properly understood, it is found to be harmonious from cover to cover. This is what we should expect in view of its claim to be the Word of Jehovah God. Generally those who claim that the Bible contradicts itself do so only because they fail to distinguish between literal and symbolical language, or because they fail to take into consideration the context, or because they are lacking in objectivity.
ISLAM’S “JIHADS”
One of the more striking contradictions found in the Quran concerns itself with freedom of worship. On the one hand there are a number of expressions favoring religious liberty, such as, “Let there be no compulsion in religion.” And on the other hand, time and again expressions appear that indicate the direct opposite: “When the sacred months are passed, kill those that join other gods to God wherever ye find them; and seize them, besiege them, lie in wait for them with every kind of ambush: but if they shall convert, and observe prayer, and pay the obligatory alms, then let them go their way for God is gracious.” And again: “Fight for the cause of God against those who fight against you: Kill them wherever you find them. . . . Fight therefore until there be no more civil discord, and until the only worship be that of God,” or “until the temptation stops.”—Sura 2:186-190, 212, 213; 8:12; 9:5, 124, Rodwell.
Modern Muslims claim that the Quran teaches freedom of religion and advocates only defensive warfare, but can such expressions as “kill those that join other gods to God wherever you find them,” “but if they convert . . . let them go their way,” and “kill them . . . until the temptation stops” be construed as either defensive warfare or permitting freedom of religion? The very Arabic word jihad disproves such a contention, for it means, “A religious war against infidels or Mohammedan heretics.” (Webster) Many, many Muslims were slain by other Muslims because of religious differences. Certainly that does not spell out freedom of religion.
In the light of the record made by history, nothing could be more fantastic than to claim that Islam believes only in defensive warfare. The facts show that after Muhammad gained power in Medina he organized marauding bands to attack the caravans of rival cities and that the first three were wholly unsuccessful. After he became a power in Medina, to which city he had fled as a religious refugee from Mecca, he authorized the execution of his critics; most notorious example being his execution of the Jewish tribe of Koraiza, some 700 men being beheaded in the market place from morning until night. True, these Jews had disaffected, but the religious motive is seen in that they were offered full pardon if they would give up their Judaism for Islam. Not one of them accepted this offer, although their failing to do so meant not only death for themselves but the selling of their wives and little ones into slavery.
Muhammad organized an expedition against Mecca, which promptly surrendered. After Muhammad’s death Islam was spread by the sword’s going into Europe, it being stopped by the armies under Charles Martel, son of Pepin and grandfather of Charlemagne, in France in 732. The last signal defeat suffered by Islam’s armies took place before the gates of Vienna in 1863. Vienna is a long way from Mecca! The destruction of many Armenians by the Turks in the twentieth century gives further proof that Islam did not limit its warfare to defensive wars. Truly it is fantastic in view of such a record to hold that Islam believes only in defensive war.
Endeavoring to justify Islam’s jihads Muslim writers point to the wars waged by the Israelites at Jehovah’s command. However, in no sense of the word can Israel’s wars be termed jihads. That they were engaged in at Jehovah’s command is to be seen by the fact that time and again the victory was due to God’s miraculous intervention. (Josh. 10:11; Judg. 5:20; 1 Sam. 17:47; 2 Chron. 20:15) Besides, their wars were not fought for the purpose of expanding the kingdom of Israel to a world power. Centuries before, Jehovah had promised this land to the descendants of Abraham, and, as the Sovereign ruler of the universe as well as the earth, he had the right to give the land to whomsoever he would. (Gen. 12:7) So we read that David extended the limits of Israel to its God-ordained limits and neither David nor Solomon launched any wars to exceed those limits.
Further, Jehovah God made it plain to the Israelites that they were serving as his executioners, and that they were to wipe out these nations because of their wickedness, that this was not being done because they were so righteous, and that if they would themselves become wicked then Jehovah’s vengeance would be directed against them. While they were Jehovah’s executioners, Jehovah applied his same laws to them, even as modern lands expect a policeman to obey the law. Jehovah wiped out a wicked world in the day of Noah with a flood; he wiped out wicked cities such as Sodom and Gomorrah by fire coming down from heaven; he destroyed Egypt’s first-born by means of a plague, and he could use the nation of Israel to destroy his enemies by means of human warfare if he so chose. God tolerates the wicked until his due time to destroy them.—Deut. 9:4-6; Rom. 9:22.
Further, Jehovah’s actions against the enemies of his people back there were prophetic of his coming judgments. That is why his ‘battle of the great day’ is termed Armageddon. (Judg. 5:19; Ps. 83:1-18; Rev. 16:14, 16) When Christ Jesus came he definitely made an end of all use of carnal weapons by God’s servants, saying plainly: “All those who take the sword will perish by the sword.” (Matt. 26:52, NW) His followers engage in a spiritual war, using the sword of the spirit, God’s Word, and not carnal weapons. (2 Cor. 10:3, 4; Eph. 6:12-17, NW) They patiently wait upon Jehovah, for him to execute vengeance.—Zeph. 3:8; Rom. 12:19.
While what has been said in the foregoing may offend some, let it be noted that we cannot expect to arrive at the truth when we let our feelings rather than our reason govern our beliefs. God’s Word says, “Come now, and let us reason together.” (Isa. 1:18) That means to make comparisons, calmly and objectively weighing the facts and the arguments presented, and then being willing to pay the cost, for the truth will cost something. That is why we are counseled: “Buy the truth, and sell it not.”—Prov. 23:23.
chrisboykin
Answered Feb 17, 2010
Source: http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/4270129?print=true

Again, please cite sources.
half knowledge about islam
navum May 28, 2013
It's an Abrahamic religion.
KC13
Answered Mar 23, 2011
The Bible clearly explains the creation of this earth in Genesis 1:1 Isaiah 14:14 explains about the creation of Lucifer as the morning star in heaven to praise God in a very grand beauty. 1/3 of the angels in heaven were given under the control of the morning star to praise God the Holy of Holy who lives amidst the praises. But Lucifer desired that he must be praised instead of God and hungered to capture the throne of God right from the day of his creation. Therefore Lucifer and the fleet of angels 1/3 angels (mentioned as stars in Rev.12:4 ) were casted to the hell which is in the centre of the earth. The earth was created beautiful. but the Lucifer who fell to earth made the earth to loose its form and beauty. Genesis chapter 1 explains as to how god restored the earth that was destroyed by satan the Lucifer. We read about the creation of man to praise the Lord in the place of Lucifer. But satan induced man to sin and induced him to praise him instead of God. Therefore two kinds of tribes arose among man i.e. a generation that served and praised God and another generation that served and praised satan. Cain joined satan and Abel joined God. Two tribes arose among men. But satan's men grew in physique and God's men grew in spirit. When God saw that this earth was filled with wicked men God destroyed mankind by flood and made Noah, his wife, his 3 sons and his son's wives totalling 8 of them to survive and destroyed others by the flood.
Latter Ham the second son of Noah sinned and joined satan and therefore God cursed his son canaan and all the cursed tribes were born out of this canaan's tribe who were latter called as the cannanites who occupied the Palatein. The tribes of Canaan is explained in Genesis Chapter 10 viz. the Philistians, the Hitites and many other tribes arose from Cananaanites who settled in the land of Caanan. Many other tribes also arose like the Moabites, and the Amelikians who were born because Lot's daughter gave birth to them by having an illegal sex with their father called Lot. These tribes also setttled in the land of canaan the present land of palastein. Further children born by such illegal means were joined to gether and served satan. Ishmael the son of Abraham born through his handmaid also joined satan and against God. The bible quotes that when predicting about Ishmael that he will be wicked Genesis 16:12.
There were other tribes who were God's children whose tribes praised God and their generations are named in the Bible Genesis chapter 5 and 10. Abraham was born in this tribe. God recognised Isaac only to be the only son of Abraham and did not recognise Ishmael for he and his generation served satan and did not follow the true God. The seeds of Ishmael settled in Egypt and Ethiopia because Ahab the servant maid and mother of Ishmael hailed from Ethiopia. There were many other tribes also who arose against God and served satan. Therefore there were two generations one termed and God's followers termed as 'The son of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel' and the other tribes the sons of satan. The sons of satan resisted God and in His works. but God protected His people and led them to the land of Canaan by defeating the children of satan
Joshua Chapter 24.
Now it was in AD 570 April 26th that Mohammed was born in Mecca. He died in AD 632. It was he who created a religion called Islam and all the people who worked against God and His deed joined this religion i.e. the canaanites, the Amalekians etc. They raised Ishmael and claimed that he was the son of Abraham and in the place where in chapter 24 of the Bible where God commands Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, mohammed claimed it was Ishmael that God directed to sacrifice. The verses of the Bible was picked up and mentioned in a book koran in a haphazard manner without mentioning the year of happenings and changing the names and introducing his own names and not accepting the truie God but Allah. It is clearly mantioned in the Bible that satan will do this work in Daniel 7:25. Mohammed stated that the Koran was given by God to him. Untill recent past Islam did not gain importance and was mainly induced in people by threats and fear. While the Bible speaks about multiplying about the souls to worship God the Islam mentions multiplying the strength of physical existance by multiple marriage and not adopting family planning and so on. Rev 20:8 speaks about the great number of people who will raise and war against God in the last days called the Gog and the Magog who are the shia and the sunni.
Now there are only two types of people. 1 the people God who believes in God whose souls are saved and become the the son of Abraham and the other who grow in physique and not in soul and are the sons of Ishmael. God sent His only son Jesus to redeem the souls of the people who are living in body and not in soul and to give their soul life and redeem them that they may join the people of Abraham. That is why Jesus said I am the way the truth and the LIFE and I AM THE RESURUCTION.
This is how Islam came in they will always revolt against the seed of Abraham and will attempt to capture the Holy city of Jeruselem which they will do and rule for 3 1/2 years as mentioned in the Bible. But It will be God' victory finally and the saved will inherit the kingdom of God and other sent to the Lake of fire mentioned in Rev 20.
DRP
Answered Sep 02, 2012
wrong info about islam
navum
Answered May 28, 2013
Hi navum, if DRP gave the details about the origin of Islam is wrong info... what is the right info about it?

For DRP, it make sense to me why God's covenant is maintain with Isaac and not with Ishmael (Genesis 17:21).
paul_c
Answered Jun 28, 2013

TIP: If it's not your answer to this question, please click "Leave a Comment" button under the question to communicate with the question owner.

Categories