It is the 7th century and in Mecca, where powerful leaders are in conflict with Mohammad who attacks the many injustices their way of life produces - slavery, drunkenness and cruelty. Mohammad claims to have seen a vision of the Angel Gabriel and calls to the people of Mecca to worship one God only. After a revelation from God, Mohammad agrees to take arms against Mecca and at the Wells of Bedr the inexperienced Moslem troops are victorious. However, at the Battle of Uhud they are beaten. They accept a ten year truce, so that they can continue to spread the word of God. Mohammad is the prophet... The Messenger of God.