He was distinguished with bringing a message for the whole of mankind, rather than just to a certain peoples.As Moses brought the Torah and Jesus the Bible, Muhammad brought the last book, the Quran.The Quran and the actions of the Prophet (the Sunnah) are used as the basis for all guidance in the religion. During the holy month of Ramadan all Muslims must fast from dawn to dusk and are only permitted to work six hours per day.
While spoken Arabic varies from country to country, classical Arabic has remained unchanged for centuries.
The Arabic language originated in Saudi Arabia in pre-Islamic times and spread across the Middle East during the 7th and 8th centuries.
The official language of Bahrain is Modern Standard Arabic, a modernized form of classical Arabic.
It is used in schools, for official purposes and for written communication within the Arabic-speaking international community.
In Bahrain, there are differences between the dialects spoken in urban areas and those spoken in rural areas.
Although state radio and television are broadcast primarily in Arabic, newspapers and magazines in other languages are available. The Bahrain Tribune and the Gulf Daily News are English newspapers.
Islam is practised by the majority of Bahrainis and governs their personal, political, economic and legal lives. The Prophet Muhammad is seen as the last of God's emissaries (following in the footsteps of Jesus, Moses, Abraham, etc) to bring revelation to mankind.
Location: Middle East, archipelago in the Persian Gulf, east of Saudi Arabia Capital: Manama Climate: arid; mild, pleasant winters; very hot, humid summers Population: 1,314,089(July 2014 est.)Ethnic Make-up: Bahraini 63%, Asian 19%, other Arab 10%, Iranian 8%Religions: Shi'a Muslim 70%, Sunni Muslim 30%Government: constitutional hereditary monarchy Arabic is the official language of Bahrain, but English is widely spoken.
It is used in business and is a compulsory second language in schools.