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Images of Muhammad: Narratives of the Prophet in Islam across the Centuries

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From one of today’s leading Muslim scholars, this compelling look at how the Prophet Muhammad has been portrayed throughout the centuries offers a fascinating history of the diversity of Islamic cultures and beliefs.

The Prophet Muhammad has been revered for more than fifteen centuries. Today, one in five people throughout the world calls for daily praises and blessings upon him and holds him up as a model of virtue.

In IMAGES OF MUHAMMAD, Tarif Khalidi examines the ways Muhammad has been depicted and revered from the immediate aftermath of his death to the present day. With scholarly authority, Khalidi explores how the “biography” of Muhammad has been constructed, reconstructed, and utilized in various Islamic cultures, and traces the influences that have shaped his image, including the profound effect of negative perceptions promulgated by the West. As he describes the great variety of Islamic beliefs and practices, Khalidi illuminates the values and ideas shared by the Sunni, Shia, and Sufi sects, as well as the differences among them, providing Western readers with a clear, objective perspective on the current conflicts within the Muslim world as well as their global repercussions.

Synopsis:

Draws on the expertise of a leading Muslim scholar to analyze how the Islamic Prophet has been portrayed throughout the centuries, in a scholarly assessment that challenges negative misperceptions while offering insight into the history and diversity of Islamic cultures and beliefs.

Synopsis:

From one of today's leading Muslim scholars, this compelling look at how the Prophet Muhammad has been portrayed throughout the centuries offers a fascinating history of the diversity of Islamic cultures and beliefs.

The Prophet Muhammad has been revered for more than fifteen centuries. Today, one in five people throughout the world calls for daily praises and blessings upon him and holds him up as a model of virtue.

In IMAGES OF MUHAMMAD, Tarif Khalidi examines the ways Muhammad has been depicted and revered from the immediate aftermath of his death to the present day. With scholarly

About the Author

TARIF KHALIDI is Sheikh Zayed Chair in Islamic and Arabic Studies at the American University in Beirut. He is the author of The Muslim Jesus, and was previously Sir Thomas Adams’s Professor of Arabic, director of the Centre of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, and a fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. Born in Jerusalem, he now lives in Beirut, Lebanon.

Table of Contents

The turning point : Muhammad in the Qur'an — The legislator : Muhammad in Hadith — The master narrative : Muhammad in the Sira — The teacher of manners : Muhammad in Adab — The light of the world : Muhammad in Shiite biographies — The model mystic : Muhammad in Sufi literature — The prophet canonized : Muhammad's Sira in a new canonical age — The universal model : Muhammad in later medieval biography — The hero : Muhammad in modern biography — The liberator : Muhammad in contemporary Sira.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385530545
Subtitle:
Narratives of the Prophet in Islam across the Centuries
Publisher:
Doubleday
Creator:
Tarif, Khalidi
Author:
Khalidi, Tarif
Author:
Tarif, Khalidi
Subject:
Religion : Islam - General
Subject:
History : World - General
Subject:
Muhammad
Subject:
General
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Appreciation
Subject:
Muhammad - Appreciation
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Islam-Muhammad
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Islamic Studies
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090818
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
342

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History and Social Science » World History » General
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Product details 342 pages Doubleday Religious Publishing Group - English 9780385530545 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Draws on the expertise of a leading Muslim scholar to analyze how the Islamic Prophet has been portrayed throughout the centuries, in a scholarly assessment that challenges negative misperceptions while offering insight into the history and diversity of Islamic cultures and beliefs.
"Synopsis" by , From one of today's leading Muslim scholars, this compelling look at how the Prophet Muhammad has been portrayed throughout the centuries offers a fascinating history of the diversity of Islamic cultures and beliefs.

The Prophet Muhammad has been revered for more than fifteen centuries. Today, one in five people throughout the world calls for daily praises and blessings upon him and holds him up as a model of virtue.

In IMAGES OF MUHAMMAD, Tarif Khalidi examines the ways Muhammad has been depicted and revered from the immediate aftermath of his death to the present day. With scholarly

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