Islam is a religion with more than 1. In Arabic the word Islam means "submission or surrender of one's will to the only true god worthy of worship (Allah).". Islam is not just a religion it is a way of life. Muslims must practice the five pillars of the religion: the declaration of faith in the oneness of Allah and the prophet hood of Muhammad, prayer, fasting the month of Ramadan, alms-tax, and the pilgrimage to Makkah; and believe in the six articles of faith: belief in God, the Holy Books, the prophets, the angels, the Day of Judgment and God's decree, whether for good or evil. (Shafi).
According to Islam, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. Muhammad was a man born in Makkah in 570 C.E. He was known for his truthfulness, generosity and sincerity, so much that he was sought after for his ability to arbitrate in disputes throughout Makkah. Muhammad would go to meditate near the summit of Jabal al-Nur. During one of these meditation sessions received his first revelation form the Angel Gabriel. The revelation that he received is called the Quran, while the message is called Islam. Muhammad is the very last Prophet of God to mankind. His message was and is still to the Christians, the Jews and the rest of mankind. He was sent to those religious people to inform them about the true mission of Jesus, Moses, Jacob, Isaac, and Abraham. Muhammad is considered to be the summation and the culmination of all the prophets and messengers that came before him. He purified the previous messages from adulteration and completed the Message of God for all humanity. He was entrusted with the power of explaining, interpreting and living the teaching of the Quran.
The Quran contains 114 chapters revealed to the Prophet during a period of 23 years from 609 to 632, the year of his death. The divine revelations were manifested in divine inspiration, which the Prophet sometimes uttered in the presence of his companions.