The founder of Islam is Muhammad. Muhammad was born in Mecca in 570 AD to Aminah and Abd Allah. They both belonged to the family of Banu Hashim, a branch of the powerful Quraysh, the ruling tribe of Mecca. Abd Allah died before Muhammad was born so as a child, Muhammad faced alot of hardships even though his grandfather was a leader in the Meccan community. Aminah sent Muhammad , as a baby to the desert, to acquire self-discipline, nobility, and freedom. While in the desert, his mom and grandfather died so orphaned and forced to live with his uncle. When he was 25, he received a proposal from a wealthy woman. He accepted and they had 2 sons. By the time he was 35, Muhammad was a very respected in the Meccan community.