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Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources

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Publisher Comments:

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In his smooth, narrative style, Martin Lings presents a biography ofMuhammad, using sources from the eighth and ninth centuries, includingsome passages never before translated.andnbsp; Here are the words of themen and women who heard the Prophet speak.andnbsp;

This is the first paperback edition of this important work, which sold7,500 copies in the cloth edition.andnbsp;

The Muslim population of the U.S. is on a strong growth curve.andnbsp;It is estimated that there are now between 4 and 7 million Muslims in theU.S.

Synopsis:

This highly acclaimed biography is drawn from primary Arabic sources of the 8th and 9th centuries, including passages never before translated.

Synopsis:

This is the definitive, objective biography of the Prophet, drawn from primary Arabic sources of the 8th and 9th centuries, and includes passages never before translated. It owes its freshness and directness of approach to the words of the men and women who heard Muhammad speak and witnessed the events of his life.

About the Author

 

Martin Lings holds degrees from both Oxford and London University.  He lectured for twelve years at Cairo University, and has served as Keeper of Oriental Manuscripts at the British Museum.  He has participated in several international Islamic councils and conferences. 

His other works inlude three books on Islamic mysticism, The Secret of Shakespeare, Ancient Beliefs and Modern Superstition, and The Koranic Arts of Calligraphy and Illumination.

Table of Contents

 

Muhammad 

His Life Based on the Earliest Sources 

1   The House of God 

2   A Great Loss 

3   Quraysh of the Hollow 

4   The Recovery of Loss 

5   The Vow to Sacrifice a Son 

6   The Need for a Prophet 

7   The Year of The Elephant 

8   The Desert 

9   Two Bereavements 

10  Bahira the Monk 

11  A Pact of Chivalry 

12  Questions of Marriage 

13  The Household 

14  The Rebuilding of the Ka'bah 

15  The First Revelations 

16  Worship 

17  "Warn Thy Family" 

18  Quraysh Take Action 

19  Aws and Khazraj 

20  Abu Jahl and Hamzah 

21  Quraysh Make Offers and Demands 

22  Leaders of Quraysh 

23  Wonderment and Hope 

24  Family Divisions 

25  The Hour 

26  Three Questions 

27  Abyssinia 

28  'Umar 

29  The Ban and its Annulment 

30  Paradise and Eternity 

31  The Year of Sadness 

32  "The Light of Thy Countenance" 

33  After Years of Sadness 

34  Yathrib Responsive 

35  Many Emigrations 

36  A Conspiracy 

37  The Hijrah 

38  The Entry into Medina 

39  Harmony and Discord 

40  The New Household 

41  The Threshold of War 

42  The March of Badr 

43  The Battle of Badr 

44  The Return of the Vanquished 

45  The Captives 

46  Bani Qaynuqa' 

47  Deaths and Marriages 

48  The People of the Bench 

49  Desultory Warfare 

50  Preparations for Battle 

51  The March to Uhud 

52  The Battle of Uhud 

53 Revenge 

54  The Burial of the Martyrs 

55  After Uhud 

56  Victims of Revenge 

57  Bani Nadir 

58  Peace and War 

59  The Trench 

60  The Siege 

61  Bani Qurayzah 

62  After the Siege 

63  The Hypocrites 

64  The Necklace 

65  The Lie 

66  The Dilemma of  Quraysh 

67  "A Clear Victory" 

68  After Hudaybiyah 

69  Khaybar 

70  "Whom Lovest Thou Most?" 

71  After Khaybar 

72  The Lesser Pilgrimage and its Aftermath 

73  Deaths and the Promise of Birth 

74  A Breach of the Armistice 

75  The Conquest of Mecca 

76  The Battle of Hunayn and the Siege of Ta'if 

77  Reconciliations 

78  After the Victory 

79  Tabuk 

80  After Tabuk 

81  The Degrees 

82  The Future 

83  The Farewell Pilgrimage 

84  The Choice 

85  The Succession and the Burial 

Map of Arabia (by Steven w. Johnson) 

Quraysh of the Hollow  (genealogical tree) 

Note on Pronunciation of Arabic Names 

Key to References 

Index 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892811700
Author:
Lings, Martin
Publisher:
Inner Traditions International
Location:
Rochester, Vt. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Islam - Mohammad
Subject:
Muhammad, prophet, d. 632
Subject:
Muslims
Subject:
Muslims -- Saudi Arabia -- Biography.
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Muhammad - Biography
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
October 1987
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.16x6.02x1.05 in. 1.23 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This highly acclaimed biography is drawn from primary Arabic sources of the 8th and 9th centuries, including passages never before translated.
"Synopsis" by , This is the definitive, objective biography of the Prophet, drawn from primary Arabic sources of the 8th and 9th centuries, and includes passages never before translated. It owes its freshness and directness of approach to the words of the men and women who heard Muhammad speak and witnessed the events of his life.
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