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Islam: Time Chart
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(Further information is to be found under regional entries → Africa and → Near East.)

Era 1: Muhammad and the Qur'an (c. 575–632)

c. 575

Birth of the Prophet Muhammad in Mecca

The time of Muhammad's birth is marked by military confrontations between the Persian Sassanid Empire and the great power of Byzantium.

c. 609

First revelation: God's ambassador, and his position in salvation history

According to Islamic legend, Mohammed received his first revelation from the Angel Gabriel in the Lailat al-Qadr (the night of the twenty-seventh of Ramadan), as he was med…

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“Islam: Time Chart”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 26 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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