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  - Noor Barotchi - Goodreads

This was a thoroughly enjoyable read, with the text easy to follow and in digestible chunks. The sub-headings within each chapter was useful for referencing purposes. The book is not in-depth, but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Abu Kamdar - Goodreads

This is one of the most beautiful books I have read regarding the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It only loses a star due to the mention of some weak narrations. The outstanding ... Read full review


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