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

User Review  - Dr Johan - 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

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User Review  - Tamara - Goodreads

I think in general this is a good general book about the life of Prophet Muhammad (s). I take issue with how he presents and discusses Um Salama and Maria the Coptic - but only in so far as his semantic inferences. Other than that, I like it. Read full review

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Birth and Education
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Revelation Knowledge
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Resistance Humility and Exile
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