Muhammad is a shimmering, lyrical biography of the Prophet, composed from the words of Muslims throughout the centuries. Drawing on a variety of Islamic sources, from the hadith, or sayings of Muhammad and his companions, to Abbasid and Persian texts, Weinberger weaves a subtle, mystical prose poem, spanning Muhammad's birth and childhood; his adolescence, miracles and marriages; to the isra and miraj, his journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and ascent into heaven, with the angel Jibril (Gabriel) as his guide. The result is a vivid triptych that presents the final prophet of Islam with extraordinary clarity.
At a time when the Muslim world is being demonized in much of the media Muhammad provides a sense of the awe surrounding this historical and sacred figure.
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Review: MuhammadUser Review - Martyn Rush - Goodreads
Unapologetic attempt to capture some of the Abbasid rebelling of the legend, it's as much a book about that dynasty as about Muhammad. There's much therefore that won't sit well with the Armstrong ... Read full review
Review: MuhammadUser Review - Zachary Yeung - Goodreads
the booklet is a fair account of Muhammad's life, but it fails to particularly arouse one's interest in getting to know about his deeds. it sounds more like the Old Testimony, where one cannot ... Read full review