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Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources
Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources
Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources
Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources

Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources

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Galleon Product ID 4226899
UPC / ISBN 9781594771538
Shipping Weight 1.05 lbs
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Binding: Paperback
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Manufacturer Inner Traditions
Shipping Dimension 8.82 x 5.91 x 1.18 inches
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Author Martin Lings
Brand Brand: Inner Traditions
Edition Revised
Number Of Pages 384
Package Quantity 1
Publication Date 2006-10-06
Release Date 2006-10-06
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Product Description 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. Review “This work is widely recognized as the most readable account of the life of the Prophet to date.”, Times of London "Lings provides a wealth of detail on the life of Muhammad, the time and place of many Koranic revelations, and the foundation of Islam, all based exclusively on 8th- and 9th-century Arabic biographical sources and collections of the sayings attributed to Muhammad. General readers will find a well-written, straightforward chronological narrative; Muslim readers will appreciate the favorable treatment of Muhammad; while specialists will find a faithful and convenient rendering of source material.", Joseph Gardner, California State Univ. Lib., Northridge Library Journal “For those interested in Islam . . . it is mesmerizing.”, Parabola From the Back Cover 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.” -- Parabola Martin 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 Euro