Synopses & Reviews
Just over one-sixth of the world's population subscribes to the Muslim belief that 'there is no god but God, and Muhammad is his Messenger.' Now, in this highly intriguing work, Michael Cook offers a discerning account of the man who inspired this faith, drawing on the traditional Muslim sources to describe Muhammad's life and teaching. A fascinating look at the achievements of one of the great figures of history, this volume also serves as an excellent introduction to Islam. As well, Cook attempts to stand back from the traditional picture of Muhammad to question how far the tale of this great man is historically justified.
"This very interesting, readable introduction should be of great value to beginners; the organization around the theme of monotheism is excellent."--James E. McGoldrick, Cedarville College
"Brief, thoughtful, immensely readable; a perfect introduction to Islam."--Professor Peter W. Fay, Caltech