And Muhammad is His Messenger: The Veneration of the Prophet in Islamic Piety
Annemarie Schimmel, Former Professor Emerita Indo-Muslim Culture Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Annemarie Schimmel
University of North Carolina Press, 1985 - Biography & Autobiography - 377 pages
The important role of the Prophet Muhammad in the everyday lives of Muslims is usually overlooked by Western scholars and has consequently never been understood by the Western world. Using original sources in the various Islamic languages, Annemarie Schimmel explains the central place of Muhammad in Muslim life, mystical thought, and poetry. She sees the veneration of Muhammad as having many parallels in other major religions.