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The Message: Muhammad at Mecca

F. E. Peters

in Jesus and Muhammad

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199747467
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894796 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747467.003.0006
The Message: Muhammad at Mecca

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The chapter explores Muhammad’s message as it unfolds in the Quran. It had come to him directly from God, he said, through the agency of an angel. It too has an eschatological focus and is familiarly Biblical: Muhammad presents himself as a prophet — the last, in fact — in the Biblical tradition. The heart of the message is an appeal to embrace a pristine monotheism, the “religion of Abraham,” and a call to ethical reform. Muhammad’s message, like Jesus’ “Good News,” provoked opposition, a hometown hostility that plotted, and nearly achieved, his death.

Keywords: Muhammad; Mecca; Quran; vision; call; message; eschatology; Prophet; Satanic verses; religion of Abraham

Chapter.  8120 words. 

Subjects: East Asian Religions

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