Prophet Muhammed completes his Hegira (flight) on this day, from Mecca to Medina,
to escape persecution.
then set about organizing his followers of his religion, Islam. This year would
later become Year 1 in the Muslim calendar.
was around 610 that Muhammed, whilst meditating in a cave in Mount Hira north
of Mecca, heard voices, which later he realized came from the angel Gabriel.
are the Messenger of God."
began a lifetime in which he collected together the various revelations, called
means to surrender to God.
means those who have surrendered.