The messenger: the meanings of the life of Muhammad

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Allen Lane, Feb 22, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 242 pages
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Named by Timemagazine as one of the 100 most important innovators of the century, Tariq Ramadan is a leading Muslim scholar, with a large following especially among young European and American Muslims. In his first book written for a wide audience, he offers a biography of the Prophet Muhammad, highlighting the spiritual and ethical teachings of one of the most influential figures in human history. Capturing a life that was often eventful, gripping, and highly charged, Ramadan provides both an intimate portrait of a man who was shy, kind, but determined, as well as a dramatic chronicle of a leader who launched a great religion and inspired a vast empire. Underscoring the historical importance and meaning of Muhammad, The Messengeraddresses the significance of the Prophet for some of today's most controversial issues, such as the treatment of the poor, the role of women, Islamic criminal punishments, war, racism, and relations with other religions.

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User Review  - Tamara - Goodreads

I think in general this is a good general book about the life of Prophet Muhammad (s). I take issue with how he presents and discusses Um Salama and Maria the Coptic - but only in so far as his semantic inferences. Other than that, I like it. Read full review


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