also Mo·ham·med 570?–632.
Arab prophet and founder of Islam. Muslims regard him as God's messenger through whom the Koran was revealed. Muhammad established a theocratic state at Medina after 622 and began to convert Arabia to Islam.
Origin of MuhammadArabic mu&hlowdot;ammad, praised, commendable, passive participle of &hlowdot;ammada, to praise highly, from &hlowdot;amida, to extol; see &hlowdot;md in Semitic roots.