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A revised edition of the internationally acclaimed biography of the prophet < br /> < br /> & #8226; Includes important additions about the prophet& #8217; s spread of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states < br /> < br /> & #8226; Contains original English translations from 8th and 9th century biographies, presented in authoritative language < br /> < br /> & #8226; Represents the final updates made on the text before the author& #8217; s death in 2005 < br /> < br /> Martin Lings& #8217; biography of Muhammad is an internationally acclaimed, comprehensive, and authoritative account of the life of the prophet. Based on the < em> sira< /em> , the eighth- and ninth-century Arabic biographies that recount numerous events in the prophet& #8217; s life, it contains original English translations of many important passages that reveal the words of men and women who heard Muhammad speak and witnessed the events of his life. < br /> < br /> Scrupulous and exhaustive in its fidelity to its sources, < em> Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources< /em> is presented in a narrative style that is easily comprehensible, yet authentic and inspiring in its use of language, reflecting both the simplicity and grandeur of the story it tells. This revised edition includes new sections detailing the prophet& #8217; s expanding influence and his spreading of the message of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states. It represents the final updates made to the text before the author& #8217; s death in 2005. The book has been published in 12 languages and has received numerous awards, including acknowledgment as bestbiography of the prophet in English at the National Seerate Conference in Islamabad.< br />

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RELIGION / ISLAM“ This work is widely recognized as the most readable account of the life of the Prophet to date.” --Times of London“ For those interested in Islam in one way or another, it is mesmerizing.” --ParabolaMartin Lings’ s biography of Muhammad is an internationally acclaimed, comprehensive, and authoritative account of the life of the Prophet. Based on the sira, the eighth- and ninth-century Arabic biographies that recount numerous events in the Prophet’ s life, it contains original English translations of many important passages that reveal the words of men and women who heard Muhammad speak and witnessed the events of his life.Scrupulous and exhaustive in its fidelity to its sources, Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources is presented in a narrative style that is easily comprehensible, yet authentic and inspiring in its use of language, reflecting both the simplicity and grandeur of the story it tells. The book has been published in twelve languages and has received numerous awards, including acknowledgment as best biography of the Prophet in English at the National Seerat Conference in Islamabad. This revised edition, which represents the final updates made to the text before the author’ s death in 2005, incorporates important additions about the Prophet’ s expanding influence and his spreading of the message of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states.Martin Lings (1909-2005) was a renowned British scholar with degrees in English and Arabic from London University and Oxford University. At Oxford, he studied English under C. S. Lewis, who later became a close friend. Lings taught at several European universitiesand the University of Cairo and served as the keeper of Oriental manuscripts for the British Museum and the British Library. His friendship and similar beliefs with philosophers René Gué non and Frithjof Schuon inspired Lings to convert to Islam. He went on to become an influential member of Western Muslim society, participating in several international Islamic councils and conferences, including acting as consultant to the World of Islam Festival Trust. He is the author of twelve books on religion and spirituality.

Synopsis:

Lings' internationally acclaimed, comprehensive, and authoritative account of the life of the prophet incorporates important additions about the prophet's expanding influence and his spreading of the message of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states. It represents the final updates made to the text before the author's death in 2005.

Synopsis:

A revised edition of the internationally acclaimed biography of the prophet

• Includes important additions about the prophet’s spread of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states

• Contains original English translations from 8th and 9th century biographies, presented in authoritative language

• Represents the final updates made on the text before the author’s death in 2005

Martin Lings’ biography of Muhammad is an internationally acclaimed, comprehensive, and authoritative account of the life of the prophet. Based on the sira, the eighth- and ninth-century Arabic biographies that recount numerous events in the prophet’s life, it contains original English translations of many important passages that reveal the words of men and women who heard Muhammad speak and witnessed the events of his life.

Scrupulous and exhaustive in its fidelity to its sources, Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources is presented in a narrative style that is easily comprehensible, yet authentic and inspiring in its use of language, reflecting both the simplicity and grandeur of the story it tells. This revised edition includes new sections detailing the prophet’s expanding influence and his spreading of the message of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states. It represents the final updates made to the text before the author’s death in 2005. The book has been published in 12 languages and has received numerous awards, including acknowledgment as best biography of the prophet in English at the National Seerate Conference in Islamabad.

About the Author

Martin Lings (1909-2005) was a renowned British scholar with degrees in English and Arabic from London University and Oxford University. At Oxford, he studied English under C. S. Lewis, who later became a close friend. Lings taught at several European universities and the University of Cairo and served as the keeper of Oriental manuscripts for the British Museum and the British Library. His friendship and similar beliefs with philosophers René Guénon and Frithjof Schuon inspired Lings to convert to Islam. He went on to become an influential member of Western Muslim society, participating in several international Islamic councils and conferences, including acting as consultant to the World of Islam Festival Trust. He is the author of twelve books on religion and spirituality.

Table of Contents

A Note on the Pronunciation of Arabic Names

Map of Arabia

Quraysh of the Hollow (genealogical tree)

Key to References

1   The House of God

  A Great Loss

3   Quraysh of the Hollow

4   The Recovery of a 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   Bahīrà 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   Abū 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 the Year 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 to Badr

43   The Battle of Badr

44   The Return of the Vanquished

45   The Captives

46   Bani Qaynuqā‘

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 Nadīr

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   Syria

74   A Breach of the Armistice

75   The Conquest of Mecca

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

77   Reconciliations

78   After the Victory

79   Tabūk

80   After Tabūk

81   The Degrees

82   The Future

83   The Farewell Pilgrimage

84   The Choice

85   The Succession and the Burial

Index

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781594771538
Author:
Lings, Martin
Publisher:
Inner Traditions International
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Islam - Mohammad
Subject:
Muslims
Subject:
Saudi arabia
Subject:
Muhammad
Subject:
Muslims - Saudi Arabia
Subject:
Islam-Philosophy
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
ANCIENT MYSTERIES/DEAD SEA SCROLLS;HISTORY;ISLAM;RELIGION;RELIGIONS;RUMI;RUMI/SUFISM
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
5th Edition, Revised, Revised Edition
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.1 in 16.205 oz

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"Synopsis" by , RELIGION / ISLAM“ This work is widely recognized as the most readable account of the life of the Prophet to date.” --Times of London“ For those interested in Islam in one way or another, it is mesmerizing.” --ParabolaMartin Lings’ s biography of Muhammad is an internationally acclaimed, comprehensive, and authoritative account of the life of the Prophet. Based on the sira, the eighth- and ninth-century Arabic biographies that recount numerous events in the Prophet’ s life, it contains original English translations of many important passages that reveal the words of men and women who heard Muhammad speak and witnessed the events of his life.Scrupulous and exhaustive in its fidelity to its sources, Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources is presented in a narrative style that is easily comprehensible, yet authentic and inspiring in its use of language, reflecting both the simplicity and grandeur of the story it tells. The book has been published in twelve languages and has received numerous awards, including acknowledgment as best biography of the Prophet in English at the National Seerat Conference in Islamabad. This revised edition, which represents the final updates made to the text before the author’ s death in 2005, incorporates important additions about the Prophet’ s expanding influence and his spreading of the message of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states.Martin Lings (1909-2005) was a renowned British scholar with degrees in English and Arabic from London University and Oxford University. At Oxford, he studied English under C. S. Lewis, who later became a close friend. Lings taught at several European universitiesand the University of Cairo and served as the keeper of Oriental manuscripts for the British Museum and the British Library. His friendship and similar beliefs with philosophers René Gué non and Frithjof Schuon inspired Lings to convert to Islam. He went on to become an influential member of Western Muslim society, participating in several international Islamic councils and conferences, including acting as consultant to the World of Islam Festival Trust. He is the author of twelve books on religion and spirituality.
"Synopsis" by , Lings' internationally acclaimed, comprehensive, and authoritative account of the life of the prophet incorporates important additions about the prophet's expanding influence and his spreading of the message of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states. It represents the final updates made to the text before the author's death in 2005.
"Synopsis" by , A revised edition of the internationally acclaimed biography of the prophet

• Includes important additions about the prophet’s spread of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states

• Contains original English translations from 8th and 9th century biographies, presented in authoritative language

• Represents the final updates made on the text before the author’s death in 2005

Martin Lings’ biography of Muhammad is an internationally acclaimed, comprehensive, and authoritative account of the life of the prophet. Based on the sira, the eighth- and ninth-century Arabic biographies that recount numerous events in the prophet’s life, it contains original English translations of many important passages that reveal the words of men and women who heard Muhammad speak and witnessed the events of his life.

Scrupulous and exhaustive in its fidelity to its sources, Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources is presented in a narrative style that is easily comprehensible, yet authentic and inspiring in its use of language, reflecting both the simplicity and grandeur of the story it tells. This revised edition includes new sections detailing the prophet’s expanding influence and his spreading of the message of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states. It represents the final updates made to the text before the author’s death in 2005. The book has been published in 12 languages and has received numerous awards, including acknowledgment as best biography of the prophet in English at the National Seerate Conference in Islamabad.

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