God’s message of this new covenant was delivered by archangel Gabriel who informed the mother of Christ that the Father was pleased with her purity, thus, of all women it was she who ought to bear the very delicate task that would later bring a saving act to redeem sinful men from all trespasses. The plan included Joseph the Carpenter to stand by Mary in crucial times of childbirth which eventfully took place on a specially humble livestock trough in Bethlehem. Together, the couple reared the infant child to youth assuming he was all their own then came an instant when Jesus had to travel with his parents to Jerusalem for Passover and go on a separate way to realize his union with the spiritual Father about whom he sought wisdom through the church elders and rabbis.
Muhammad, on the other hand, was brought to existence in an influential setting by parents who were wealthy merchants in Mecca. Being orphan at six, a Bedouin nurse took custody of Muhammad until he learned to live among the nomads and caravans. His experience with Arabian trade across the desert in and out of Mecca earned the respect of Khadija, a widow businesswoman with whom Muhammad acquired prosperity as a merchant upon marriage. While engaged with his fruitful affairs with several traders, there came upon moments of self-doubt and yearning spiritual enlightenment for the inner being. As a consequence, he committed to a life filled with prayers and meditation and on Mt. Hira, it was believed that Muhammad, at the most solemn depth of interaction with the Supreme Being, was strangled by the archangel Gabriel in a holy encounter which he described to have come flashing with brilliant, blinding light as if one capable of impressing a mixture of dread and awe. He confessed that the vision commenced with him an authority to repent and spread the word of one God throughout the nation.
This marked the turning point