Muhammad´s father, a merchant died before he was born he was born and his mother died later, when he was six.
Muhammmad managed a caravan business owned by a wealthy woman named Khadijah. Eventually, at age 25 Muhammad and Khadijah got married.
God had spoken to Muhammad through an angel and had made him a prophet. Muhammad continued receaving messages from god for the rest of his life.
At the time most people in Arabia believed in many diffrent gods. Muhammad told them to believe in one god. First they didn´t like being toold to stop worshiping their gods and goddesses.
Slowly, more people began to listen to Muhammads ideas. But as Islam began to attract people, the rulers of Mecca became more and more worried. They began to threaton Muhammad and his small group of followers with violence. They even planned to kill him.
Muslims reconigzed the importance of Mecca as the home of Kabaa is a house of worship that Abraham built and deticated to the worship of one god.