The messenger: the meanings of the life of Muhammad

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Allen Lane, Feb 22, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 242 pages
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Named by Timemagazine as one of the 100 most important innovators of the century, Tariq Ramadan is a leading Muslim scholar, with a large following especially among young European and American Muslims. In his first book written for a wide audience, he offers a biography of the Prophet Muhammad, highlighting the spiritual and ethical teachings of one of the most influential figures in human history. Capturing a life that was often eventful, gripping, and highly charged, Ramadan provides both an intimate portrait of a man who was shy, kind, but determined, as well as a dramatic chronicle of a leader who launched a great religion and inspired a vast empire. Underscoring the historical importance and meaning of Muhammad, The Messengeraddresses the significance of the Prophet for some of today's most controversial issues, such as the treatment of the poor, the role of women, Islamic criminal punishments, war, racism, and relations with other religions.

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

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

Contents

Birth and Education
9
Revelation Knowledge
29
Resistance Humility and Exile
51
Copyright

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