Muhammad: his life based on the earliest sources

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Islamic Texts Society, Jan 20, 1983 - Biography & Autobiography - 359 pages
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Based on Arabic sources of the eighth and ninth centuries, Lings' Muhammad owes the freshness and directness of its approach to the words of the men and women who heard Muhammad speak and witnessed the events of his life. Martin Lings has an unusual gift for narrative; here he has adopted a style which is at once extremely readable and reflects both the simplicity and grandeur of the story. The result is a book which will be read with equal enjoyment by those already familiar with Muhammad's life and those coming to it for the first time. This work has been translated into many languages.

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Amazing insight into the life and works of our beloved Prophet Muhammad(SAW). Recomended for all Muslims and non-muslims Read full review

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User Review  - Videl - Goodreads

I'm not Muslim, but some of my good friends are. They regularly forward Islamic books for me to read since i like history and theology. This book truly gives you an idea of what kind of man Muhammad truly was (none of that fox news/cnn propaganda). Fantastic book, a must read. Read full review


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Martin Lings (1909-2005) was a renowned British scholar who taught at several European universities and the University of Cairo. He was the keeper of Oriental manuscripts in the British Museum and the British Library and the author of numerous books on religion and spirituality, including The Book of Certainty, What is Sufism?, Ancient Beliefs and Modern Superstitions, and the internationally acclaimed Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources.

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