Study the life of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, whose revelations and subsequent teachings encompassed religious, political and social principles that became the basis of Islamic civilization. Islam continues to have an important influence on the world. This course addresses various issues surrounding the life of Muhammad: Why did he have many wives? Did he promote peace and understanding? Did he advocate the spread of Islam by the sword, and have his teachings spawned violence in the name of Islam? What were his successes on the secular and spiritual levels? Learn details about his daily life, habits, major historical events, attitudes towards other religions, teachings and commandments, and Muhammad's place in Islamic spirituality.