Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time

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Harper Collins, Oct 17, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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Muhammad was born in 570 CE, and over the following sixty years built a thriving spiritual community, laying the foundations of a religion that changed the course of world history. There is more historical data on his life than on that of the founder of any other major faith, and yet his story is little known.

Karen Armstrong's immaculately researched new biography of Muhammad will enable readers to understand the true origins and spirituality of a faith that is all too often misrepresented as cruel, intolerant, and inherently violent. An acclaimed authority on religious and spiritual issues, Armstrong offers a balanced, in-depth portrait, revealing the man at the heart of Islam by dismantling centuries of misconceptions. Armstrong demonstrates that Muhammad's life—a pivot point in history—has genuine relevance to the global crises we face today.

 

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Anyone reflecting on the current world climate of intolerance would agree that it's impossible to have too many enlightening books on Muhammad and his spiritual legacy. Written for educated lay ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
13
Mecca
21
Jahiliyyah
53
Hijrah
89
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Karen Armstrong, author, scholar, and journalist, is among the world's foremost commentators on religious history and culture. Her books include the bestselling A History of God and The Battle for God, as well as Buddha and Islam: A Short History.

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