a foreign friend asked me for some information about Prophet Muhammad in English, can anybody help me?
Muhammad, may Allah's peace and blessing showers him, is the best/complete man, the chosen by Allah, the servant of Allah, the Messenger of Allah, the Prophet of Allah, the beloved of Allah.
He was known at his people by the truthful and trustful from the blood line of prophet Ismail(Ishmael) son of prophet Ibrahim(Abraham).. his prophecy started when he was 40 years old when the holy spirit(Gabriel, the angel) came to him in the cave of Hiraa where he get use to stay reflecting in Allah and leaving the idols worshippers of his people behind, and Allah reveal to him via Gabriel "read".. and that was the start of the revelation and the call to people for Islam started in secret first to his close/near/relative people and then in announcing and he and his followers got a big hardship/ punish from the disbelievers.. he spent 13 years inviting to Allah in Meccah his hometown and then he immigrated to the city/medina/yathrib were some muslims invited the muslim to live and get protection for him and the muslims.. and he spent 10 years in Medina, may Allah 's peace be upon him. From medina started the real rise of Islam apparent above all other religions.. and he send message to kings of the world inviting them to Islam and some accept and other refused, and he warned them that they will carry the responsibility/burden of misguiding their people.. and Islam overcome in few years all its enemies and in few years the great two kingdom of Rome and Persia vanished and Islam ruled from china in east till spain/protugal in the west... etc
he was the best mannered in treating with Allah and people.. that is why Allah called him, "and indeed you(O Muhammad) you are of a great morality manners"(68:4)
he was sent as a mercy to the all-worlds; "and We have not sent you(O Muhammad) except as a mercy to the all-worlds" (21:107)
Allah said "O prophet, indeed We have sent you as witness and a bringer of good tidings and a warner and one who invites to Allah by His permission and an illuminating lamp."(33:45:46)
Sall-Allahou 3alayhi wa sallam