Muhammad

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Harper Collins, Sep 10, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 290 pages
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This detailed and accessible biography, started at the time of the Satanic Verses furor and completed during the Persian Gulf war, attempts to strip away the centuries of distortion and myth by giving a sympathetic and balanced view of the man whose religion continues to dramatically affect the course of history. Maps and charts.
 

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Muhammad: a biography of the prophet

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This portrayal of the prophet of Islam and the setting from which he emerged will captivate and enlighten general readers with a newfound understanding of modern events in the Middle East. Armstrong ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
1
Introduction
9
Muhammad the Enemy
21
Muhammad the Man of alLlah
45
Jabiliyab
55
Revelation
72
The Warner
91
The Satanic Verses
108
A New Direction
134
Holy War
164
Holy Peace
211
Death of the Prophet
250
Notes
267
Select Bibliography
278
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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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