The life of the prophet Muhammad

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Islamic Texts Society, 1985 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 135 pages
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This children's book on the life of the Prophet Muhammad is taken from traditional Muslim biographical literature, including "hadith." Passages from the Qur'an are used throughout to reinforce the stories. The material is authentic and the style lively and attractive. Although the book has been written for children of 10 to 15 years of age, it can be usefully read by anyone as an introduction because of its completeness and clarity. There are 32 colour illustrations although there has been no attempt to portray either the Prophet or his Companions. The illustrations are representative of traditional Islamic life as lived in many Arab countries and portray scenes that have occurred in those countries for over a thousand years.

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Leila Azzam, is the neice of the late Dr. Abdul Wahab Azzam, who was rector of Cairo University, founder and first rector of Riyadh University, and prominent muslim writer. She is also the daughter-in-law of the late Dr. Abdur Rahman Azzam, founder of the Arab League and author of the "Eternal Message of Muhammad." Leila Azzam was born in Cairo and is graduate of the Faculty of Arts and Literature, Cairo University. She has lived with her husband, Dr. Omar Azzam, in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and France, and is now living in Cambridge, England, where her four children are receiving their education.

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