This article is about the Prophet of Islam. For other people with the same name, see Muhammad (disambiguation).

Historical Figure
Nationality: Tribes of the Arabian Peninsula
Date of Birth: AD 570
Date of Death: 632
Cause of Death: Fever
Religion: Islam
Occupation: Trader, Soldier, Prophet, Author of Non-Fiction
Parents: Abdullah and Aminah
Spouse: Khadija the Great,
12 others
Children: At least seven
Fictional Appearances:

Muhammad (Arabic: محمد Muḥammad; also Mohammed, Muhammed, Mahomet, and other variants), (AD 570 - 8 June 632) was a man who is regarded by Muslims as the last messenger and prophet of Allah. He is considered to be the historical founder of the religion of Islam.

Muhammad was a merchant in Mecca in what is now Saudi Arabia. Tradition holds that during a period of personal spiritual crisis, Muhammad was visited by the Archangel Gabriel, who presented him with the revelations that eventually became the Qu'ran. His preaching soon made him enemies in Mecca's society, and in 622 Muhammad and his followers left Mecca for Medina. After a period of warfare, Muhammad ultimately conquered Mecca, and then went on conquer the majority of the Arab world.

Muhammad in "Before the Beginning"

The time-viewer revealed that Muhammad was not quite the person Islam held him to be.[1]

"Before the Beginning"
Set in the Future
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference

Muhammad in Crosstime Traffic

Muhammad in Gunpowder Empire

Gunpowder Empire
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference

In an alternate known to Crosstime Traffic as Agrippan Rome, Muhammad was never born. Consequently, Islam never existed.

Muhammad in In High Places

After the Great Black Deaths wiped out 80% of Europe's population, Muhammad gained far greater importance and reverence in the surviving population, as Islam eclipsed Christianity. The name "Muhammad" was the most common name given to males.

In High Places
POD: 1348
Type of Appearance: Posthumous references

Islam taught that Muhammad was the last prophet of God. While Muslims denied the divinity of Jesus, they did accept him as a great prophet. Muslims were very hostile to the teachings of the New Revelation that Henri, a 14th-century Frenchman, was the Second Son of God.

Muhammad in Through Darkest Europe

Through Darkest Europe
1st POD: c. 1100 CE
2nd POD c. 1265 CE
Type of Appearance: Posthumous references

Muhammad was the most revered man in the world. Islamic doctrine maintained that Muhammad was the Seal of the Prophets, and that no one who came after him could be considered a prophet. However, Al-Ghazali almost made an exception to this rule.

Muhammad in Agent of Byzantium

Agent of Byzantium
POD: c. 597 CE
Appearance(s): "Departures" (as Mouamet)
Type of Appearance: Direct POV, with posthumous references in all other stories
Nationality: Roman Empire
Religion: Christianity (converted from Arabian polytheism)
Date of Death: Unrevealed
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Monk, Poet, Composer (of Psalms), Archbishop of Ispania
Spouse: Khadija (divorced)

Mouamet was a middle-aged Christian monk at the monastery in Ir-Ruhaiyeh, with dark, tanned skin and streaks of grey in his beard. He had gained renown in his time at the monastery for his ability to create sublime hymns.

As a young man, he had been making his first run as a merchant into Damascus and heard a monk preaching in the marketplace. He was not a Christian at the time, but thought he heard the Archangel Gabriel saying "Follow!" and so he did, joining the monastery. Mouamet's wife Khadija was among the elements of his worldly life which he left behind him.

His composing of hymns occurred in one of two ways. He might struggle to create a hymn, line by line, word by word, fighting against ink and papyrus until the song had the shape he wanted. Other times it was as though he had the shape of the hymn whole in his head. Then the songs seemed to write themselves, his pen racing across the page as though he were but a channel through which God spoke for Himself. Although he was proud of the former type, he was famous for the latter.

At supper one evening, as the monks were preparing for their long journey to Constantinople, Mouamet was struck with a flash of inspiration so blinding he staggered. He stared at nothing and then burst into song, singing a hymn most marvelous. If it were not so holy, one would think he was possessed by a demon. It were as if he were speaking in tongues since he heard the words in his native Arabic but sang them in good Greek.

The prior, Father John, was present and charged Mouamet with writing three copies of the hymn before he forgot it. One was for Mouamet to keep safe, one was for Father John and the third for a monk of Mouamet's choosing. This was to insure that at least one copy arrived at Constantinople even if the caravan of monks were attacked.

Mouamet protested that there was too much work to do to prepare for the journey and that his fellow monks would resent him taking time away from it to write out the hymn. He would just trust God to let him remember the hymn. However, Father John overruled him saying that writing out the hymn was God's work. He also reassured Mouamet that any who were in the refectory and had heard him sing the hymn would agree that it should be preserved.

Mouamet obediently did as he was told and went to the writing chamber to make three copies. To his surprise, although he was alone in the chamber, monks passing by in their tasks would pause in the doorway and encourage him to get his song down on papyrus. The writing went smoothly and he completed it as the bell rang for evening prayer.[2]

Mouamet survived the journey to Constantinople and in later life became the archbishop in Ispania. After his death, he was quickly recognized by the church as a saint and was considered the patron saint of change. Seven centuries after his death, his canticles were still sung all through the Empire.[3]

Saint Mouamet's feast day was 16 July.[4] Magistrianos Basil Argyros considered him his personal patron given all the changes he saw throughout his career.[5] He kept an icon of Mouamet on the wall of his office in Constantinople.[6]

Muhammad in "The Fake Pandemic"

Shared Universe Story
"The Fake Pandemic"
POD: 535 C.E.
Type of Appearance: Pre-natal reference

On the advice of Martinus Paduei, Roman Emperor Justinian decided to drive on the Arabian Peninsula and take Mecca and prevent the eventual rise of Muhammad. When his quaestor Tribonian asked Justinian why he was following Padeui's recommendation, Justinian told Tribonian that it was better to be safe than sorry.[7]

When he visited Florence to meet with Paduei in 538, Tribonian confirmed that Justinian was following Paduei's advice, though he couldn't remember Muhammad's name.[8]

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  1. Futureshocks, p. 93.
  2. "Departures", generally.
  3. Agent of Byzantium, scattered references throughout.
  4. Agent of Byzantium, 2018 edition, p. 42, in "Strange Eruptions".
  5. Ibid., pg. 246.
  6. Ibid., pg. 241.
  7. Lest Darkness Fall & Timeless Tales Written in Tribute (second edition), pgs. 382, loc. 4995.
  8. Ibid.