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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Arguably the best English prose on the Prophet's life. - Goodreads
His style is very easy to read but still eloquent. - Goodreads
Finally, a great story and a great writing. - Goodreads

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A good book for those who want a quick but enjoyable read on the seerah of Rasulullah saw. As a muslim reading it, I appreciate that it attempted to provide glimpses of intimate accounts of the ... Read full review

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Easily my favorite of all time 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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