Prophet Muhammad (S) and His Family: A Sociological Perspective

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Author House, Oct 27, 2011 - Religion - 196 pages

Though over the past 1400 years, thousand of books have been written on the different aspects of the life of the Prophet Muhammad (S). Even then it cannot claim to be true and exhaustive picture of his multidimensional life as has been successfully projected in this book.The author has tried to look at his family life from a sociological perspective, an approach different from that of other writers. Her attempt is to place at the disposal of young English speaking people, a wider view of the family life of the Prophet,so that they may learn something from it to make their own lives more fruitful and happy.

In the last few years and especially after 9/11,interest in Islam and Islamic literature has increased tremendously. Non believers are in a dilemma. On one hand Islam is suppose to be a religion of peace,while on the other,terrorism association with Muslims is on the rise. By making an attempt to depict an objective picture of the life of Prophet Muhammad(S), the author has tried to underline the fact that Islam is not a religion of violence but of peace and the life of the Prophet provides convincing evidence of the same and whatever is being done under the name of Muslim by a handful people has hardly any relation with Islam.

The book may be a source of interest to those non Muslims who are keen to know more about Islam.

 

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Contents

From Birth To Prophethood
1
The Prophethood
7
Hijra Migration to Madina
17
The Prophet In The Battlefield
21
The Prophets Schedule of Work
29
The New Islamic State
33
Human Relations
37
The End Of An Era
41
Some Observations About the Prophets Marriages
61
Mothers Of Believers
69
The Prophet As A Husband
75
Live Sketches Of The Wives Of The Prophet
87
Slave girls
133
Children and Grand Children Of The Prophet
139
Sons Of The Prophet
141
Daughters Of The Prophet
143

The Prophets Personality
45
The Prophet With His Family
57
Grand Children Of The Prophet
153
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About the author (2011)

Born and raised in a distinctive Muslim family of India, her father was a member of the Indian Police. Shamim Aleem had the added advantage of spending bulk of her adult life in eciated cultural milieu of Hyderabad Deccan. It was the emphasis on girl’s education, laid down by her parents that guided her and her offsprings life.

On her selection for a teaching assignment in the prestigious Osmania University (Hyderabad), she moved to Hyderabad, married another academic Prof. M.A. Aleem and continued her pursuit of knowledge and acquired a Ph.D in Personnel Management, besides her Masters Degrees in Political Science and Public Administration. She served Osmania University for 35 years, in different capacities such as Chairperson, Department of Public Administration, and Board of Studies and Member, University Academic Senate.

She has published twelve books and has contributed a large number of articles of academic values in national and international journals. She has conducted six research studies and organized a number of seminars. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in recognition of her attainments, which enabled her to travel in the United States and meet academics of her discipline. Her area of specialization is Personnel Management with special reference to women.

After the demise of her husband, she migrated to the United States in 1996, where her children have settled.

She has since been writing short stories, human-interest features, columns and essays mainly in Urdu language. Leading Urdu papers and magazines have published almost all of them. Selected pieces have been brought out in four compilations that have received positive and laudatory reviews in the media.

For the last few years she has been working on the project Prophet Muhammad(S) And His Family, A Sociological Perspective, which has now taken the form of this book

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