The Messenger: The Meanings of the Life of Muhammad

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Penguin, Feb 28, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 242 pages
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The life of the Prophet Muhammad, to whom the Angel Gabriel revealed the verses of the Quran, has provided inspiration to Muslims for hundreds of years. In The Messenger, leading Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan considers the ways in which the Prophet's actions, words and teachings can guide us in the modern world. Interspersed with spiritual and philosophical meditations, this profound and stimulating biography shows how Muhammad's message can be used to address some of today's most controversial issues - from the treatment of the poor and the role of women to the interpretation of jihad and relations with other religions. It offers Muslims a new understanding of Muhammad's life and introduces non-Muslims to the story of the Prophet and to the riches of Islam.

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User Review  - JA Kahn - Goodreads

This is a beautifully written book with lots of insight and explanations of the historical background to the life of the Prophet. The book is deeply moving and written with a humble charm that is very ... Read full review

Review: The Messenger: The Meanings of the Life of Muhammad

User Review  - Mona Murad - Goodreads

I would say put down whatever book you're reading and read this. Tariq Ramadan manages to capture the spiritual essence of the prophet pbuh journey so beautifully that I couldn't put the book down. I ... Read full review


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