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Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download. The power of the tribe was continually increasing; they had become the masters and the acknowledged guardians of the sacred Kaaba, within the town of Mecca — then visited in annual pilgrimage by the heathen Arabs with their offerings and tributes — and had thereby gained such preeminence that it was comparatively easy for Mohammed to inaugurate his religious reform and his political campaign, which ended with the conquest of all Arabia and the fusion of the numerous Arab tribes into one nation, with one religion, one code, and one sanctuary.
Includes the Catholic Encyclopedia, Church Fathers, Summa, Bible and more all for only $19.99... (See A.) Mohammed's father was Abdallah, of the family of Hashim, who died soon after his son's birth.
By his preaching and his attack on heathenism, Mohammed provoked persecution which drove him from Mecca to Medina in 622, the year of the Hejira (Flight) and the beginning of the Mohammedan Era.
At Medina he was recognized as the prophet of God, and his followers increased.
The Koran is perhaps the only reliable source for the leading events in his career. All these collections and biographies are based on the so-called Hadiths, or "traditions", the historical value of which is more than doubtful.