This is a 21 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Muslim Civilizations: Key Figures - Mohammed The Founder of Islam. All the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
Mohammed (ca. 570-632) was the founder of the religion of Islam and of a political unit at Medina that later developed into the Arab Empire, or Caliphate, and a multitude of successor states. Politically his great achievement was to create the framework which made possible the uniting of the Arab tribes and was capable of being developed to include an empire.
Mohammed was aware at least by 627 that it would be necessary to expand beyond Arabia, since tribes allied to him could not raid other allies and must direct their energies further afield. He thus devoted special attention to the tribes on the route to Syria and to a lesser extent on the route to Iraq. He was also to win over to his cause his chief Meccan opponents, and their administrative skills were later invaluable in conquering and ruling numerous provinces.
The growth of the Arab Empire, and with it of the religion of Islam, was made possible by favorable circumstances; but the opportunity would not have been grasped but for Mohammed's gifts as visionary, statesman, and administrator.
The presentation covers the following:
Early Life & Marriage
The Hijra (Hegira)
Early Years at Medina
Siege of Medina
Growing Number of Followers
Islam Takes Form
Years of Triumph
Context of Lifestyle
End of Presentation
This is one of several "companion" power point presentations that I offer under the heading ... Muslim Civilizations.