Prophets in Islam are individuals who were sent by God to various communities in order to serve as examples of ideal human behaviour and to spread God's message on Earth. Some prophets are categorized as messengers, those who transmit divine revelation, through the intercession of angel Gabriel. Muslims believe that many prophets existed, including many not mentioned in the Qur’an. The Qur’an states: "There is a Messenger for every community".
Muhammad S, the prophet of Islam, was born in Makkah around the year 570. Orphaned before he had reached the age of six, he was raised under the protection of his uncle Abu Talib. Muhammad began working as a merchant and became known for his trustworthiness. You have a man who for forty years was leading a normal life, suddenly he becomes a political leader, a military leader, a religious leader, a law maker, teacher, imam, all of that was done within twenty three years.