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Muhammad A Very Short Introduction

Muhammad  A Very Short Introduction Book
Author : Jonathan A. C. Brown
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2011-03-24
ISBN : 0191510270
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As the founder of Islam Muhammad is one of the most influential figures in history. The furor surrounding the Satanic Verses and the Danish cartoon crisis reminded the world of the tremendous importance of the prophet of Islam, Muhammad. Learning about his life and understanding its importance, however, has always proven difficult. Our knowledge of Muhammad comes from the biography of him written by his followers, but Western historians have questioned the reliability of this story in their quest to uncover the 'historical Muhammad'. As modern controversies have shown, whatever the truth about Muhammad's life, his persona has taken on numerous shapes and played a crucial role in Muslim life and civilization. This Very Short Introduction provides an introduction to the major aspects of Muhammad's life and its importance, providing both the Muslim and Western historical perspectives. It also explains the prominent roles that Muhammad's persona has played in the Islamic world, from the medieval to the modern period. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Path of Muhammad

The Path of Muhammad Book
Author : Imam Birgivi,Birgivî Mehmet Efendi,Shaykh Bayrak,Tosun Bayrak
Publisher : World Wisdom, Inc
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780941532686
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In our day, which is characterized by a great misunderstanding of Islam, this work outlines the ideal of an Islamic society at the time of the Prophet Muhammad.

Muhammad

Muhammad Book
Author : Michael Cook,Michael (Professor of Near Eastern Studies Cook, Professor of Near Eastern Studies Princeton University),Michael J. Cook,Michael L. Cook
Publisher : Past Masters
Release : 1983
ISBN : 9780192876058
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes the life of the Arabian prophet, discusses his teachings and beliefs, and assesses his influence on the world

Muhammad Prophet and Statesman

Muhammad  Prophet and Statesman Book
Author : William Montgomery Watt
Publisher : London : Oxford University Press
Release : 1961
ISBN : 9780198810780
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A biography of Muhammad, the founder of Islam.

In Search of Muhammad

In Search of Muhammad Book
Author : Clinton Bennett
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 1998-01-01
ISBN : 0826435769
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This study explores different understandings of the Prophet to understand why his name, memory, and example are universally revered by Muslims.

A Song of Muhammad

A Song of Muhammad Book
Author : M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
Publisher : The Fellowship Press
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780914390503
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A Song of Muhammad book written by M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Cambridge Companion to Muhammad

The Cambridge Companion to Muhammad Book
Author : Jonathan E. Brockopp
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2010-04-19
ISBN : 113982838X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As the Messenger of God, Muhammad stands at the heart of the Islamic religion, revered by Muslims throughout the world. The Cambridge Companion to Muhammad comprises a collection of essays by some of the most accomplished scholars in the field exploring the life and legacy of the Prophet. The book is divided into three sections, the first charting his biography and the milieu into which he was born, the revelation of the Qur'ān, and his role within the early Muslim community. The second part assesses his legacy as a law-maker, philosopher, and politician and, finally, in the third part, chapters examine how Muhammad has been remembered across history in biography, prose, poetry, and, most recently, in film and fiction. Essays are written to engage and inform students, teachers, and readers coming to the subject for the first time. They will come away with a deeper appreciation of the breadth of the Islamic tradition, of the centrality of the role of the Prophet in that tradition, and, indeed, of what it means to be a Muslim today.

The Tarikh i Rashidi of Mirza Muhammad Haidar

The Tarikh i Rashidi of Mirza Muhammad Haidar Book
Author : Ḥaydar Mīrzā
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1895
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Tarikh i Rashidi of Mirza Muhammad Haidar book written by Ḥaydar Mīrzā, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Muhammad and the Origins of Islam

Muhammad and the Origins of Islam Book
Author : Francis E. Peters
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 1994-01-01
ISBN : 9780791418758
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An inquiry into the religious environment of the person Muslims hail as the "Envoy of God" and an attempt to trace his progress along the path from paganism to that distinctive form of monotheism called Islam.

In the Name of Elijah Muhammad

In the Name of Elijah Muhammad Book
Author : Mattias Gardell
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 1996-10-07
ISBN : 0822382431
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the Name of Elijah Muhammad tells the story of the Nation of Islam—its rise in northern inner-city ghettos during the Great Depression through its decline following the death of Elijah Muhammad in 1975 to its rejuvenation under the leadership of Louis Farrakhan. Mattias Gardell sets this story within the context of African American social history, the legacy of black nationalism, and the long but hidden Islamic presence in North America. He presents with insight and balance a detailed view of one of the most controversial yet least explored organizations in the United States—and its current leader. Beginning with Master Farad Muhammad, believed to be God in Person, Gardell examines the origins of the Nation. His research on the period of Elijah Muhammad’s long leadership draws on previously unreleased FBI files that reveal a clear picture of the bureau’s attempts to neutralize the Nation of Islam. In addition, they shed new light on the circumstances surrounding the murder of Malcolm X. With the main part of the book focused on the fortunes of the Nation after Elijah Muhammad’s death, Gardell then turns to the figure of Minister Farrakhan. From his emergence as the dominant voice of the radical black Islamic community to his leadership of the Million Man March, Farrakhan has often been portrayed as a demagogue, bigot, racist, and anti-Semite. Gardell balances the media’s view of the Nation and Farrakhan with the Nation’s own views and with the perspectives of the black community in which the organization actively works. His investigation, based on field research, taped lectures, and interviews, leads to the fullest account yet of the Nation of Islam’s ideology and theology, and its complicated relations with mainstream Islam, the black church, the Jewish community, extremist white nationalists, and the urban culture of black American youth, particularly the hip-hop movement and gangs.

Christ Muhammad and I

Christ  Muhammad and I Book
Author : Mohammad al-Ghazoli
Publisher : Chick Publications
Release : 2007-04
ISBN : 075890648X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mohammad Al Ghazoli was raised a Muslim. But the more he read the ancient literature of Islam, the more convinced he became that Allah could not be the True God. And the more he studied the life of Muhammad, the more obvious it became that Muhammad was not God's prophet. Then one day, someone placed a Bible in his hands and said, "Read." Soon Ghazoli had found the True God, and forgiveness through His Son. This book isn't just Ghazoli's testimony. It is much more than that. It contains the facts from the literature of Islam that shows why Allah can't possibly be the True God. It gives proof from Islam itself that whenever Muhammad wanted more wives, or riches, or when he had a problem, Gabriel was always standing by, ready to give another verse to exempt Muhammad from the law and morality. How convenient! Many of the stories in the book will be unfamiliar to the Western reader, but very familiar to Muslims. It is this inside view of things that makes the book so powerful as a witnessing tool for Muslims. Over and over again, Ghazoli asks, Is this the behavior of a prophet who was sent by God? What kind of god would send a prophet like that? The arguments contained in this book will give you powerful evidence you can show to Muslims you may try to witness to. Because it is written by a respected Arab writer, who was an advisor to the Arab league and even to Libyan ruler Qhadaffi, you can give the book to a Muslim and tell him, "Read." Learn about: The 220 contradictions in the Quran. Verses which reverse and replace prior verses. Did Allah make a mistake? The verses used to justify terrorism. Even the Quran admits Jesus was crucified! Then it denies it. Muhammad's 23 marriages, including one to a little girl.

Muhammad

Muhammad Book
Author : Jessica Cohn
Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
Release : 2012-07-30
ISBN : 9781433350047
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This enlightening biography introduces readers to Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam. Readers will learn how he grew to become the founder of Islam and an important figure in the history of the world. The engaging facts, alluring images, and supportive text combine together to create an engaging reading experience for children to learn about such things as the Bedouins, Makkah, Qur'an, Hijrah, Sunnis, Shi'as, and how Muhammed urged people to follow his idea of monotheism. With a glossary and index, children will have all the tools they need to learn about Muhammed's incredible life!

Muhammad

Muhammad Book
Author : Karen Armstrong
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2007-08-28
ISBN : 0061155772
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Man Who Inspired the World's Fastest-Growing Religion Muhammad presents a fascinating portrait of the founder of a religion that continues to change the course of world history. Muhammad's story is more relevant than ever because it offers crucial insight into the true origins of an increasingly radicalized Islam. Countering those who dismiss Islam as fanatical and violent, Armstrong offers a clear, accessible, and balanced portrait of the central figure of one of the world's great religions.

Muhammad s Mission

Muhammad s Mission Book
Author : Tilman Nagel
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2020-07-06
ISBN : 3110675072
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Combining vast erudition with a refusal to bow before the political pressures of the day, Muhammad’s Mission: Religion, Politics, and Power at the Birth of Islam by Professor Tilman Nagel, one of the world’s leading authorities on Islam, is an introduction to three inseparable topics: the life of Muhammad (570-632 CE), the composition of the Koran, and the birth of Islam. While accessible to a general audience, it will also be of great interest to specialists, since it is the first English translation of Professor Nagel’s attempt to summarize a lifetime of research on these topics. The Introduction, Chapters 1-2, and Appendix 1 provide essential historical background on the Arab tribal system and Muhammad’s position within that system; the political situation in pre-Islamic Arabia; the history of Mecca; and pre-Islamic Arabian religions. Chapters 3-5 cover the beginnings of the revelations that Muhammad claimed to be receiving from Allah, paying special attention to the influence on Muhammad of the hanifs, a group of pre-Islamic pagan monotheists attested in the earliest Islamic sources. The hanifs claimed to trace their religion back to the putative original monotheism of Abraham, from which they claimed Jews and Christians had deviated by, among other things, abandoning animal sacrifice. Chapter 6 explains how Muhammad’s religious message included a thinly-veiled claim to have the right to political power over Mecca, a claim that exacerbated tensions with his own clan and led eventually to his expulsion from Mecca, as recounted in Chapter 7. Chapters 8-10 describe the impact of the hijra on the evolution of Islam. Seeing himself as the true heir to Abraham and the prophets who followed him, Muhammad would demand allegiance from Jews and Christians, as recounted in Sura 2 and other Medinan suras. He would initiate a war against Mecca, not in self-defense, but in order to gain control over the Kaaba, the central hanif shrine and the new qibla or direction of prayer for the Muslims. The Muslim victory at the Battle of Badr in 624 would help to shape a new ideal of a militarized religiosity in which those who waged war under Muhammad’s command would attain the rank of “true believers,” while those converts who refused to make hijra and to fight for Muhammad were relegated to the lower rank of “mere Muslims,” as Suras 8 and 49 make clear. Muhammad’s war against Mecca alienated many of his Medinan followers, the ansar. The refusal of the Jews to convert to Islam, combined with the close connection of the Jews to the ansar, led Muhammad to make war on the Jews as well as the Meccans. The surrender of Mecca in 630 (Chapter 11) did not lead to the end of war, for the aggressiveness and military success of Muhammad’s movement had made it attractive to a slew of new converts whose desire for booty had to be placated. Sura 9, promulgated near the end of Muhammad’s life, served as a broad declaration of war against polytheists, Jews, and Christians. Chapter 12 describes the evolution of Islam late in Muhammad’s life into a “religious warriors’ movement” that sought to extend the rule of Islam over the entire inhabited world. Chapter 13 covers the final pilgrimage and death of Muhammad, while Chapters 14-20 describe the development of Islamic dogma surrounding the figure of Muhammad and its implications for politics in the Islamic world and interfaith relations with non-Muslims up till the present day. The book concludes with appendices in which Nagel summarizes the state of scholarship regarding the life of Muhammad (Appendix 2) and the tensions between competing varieties of Muslim recollection of Muhammad (Appendix 3). Muhammad’s Mission: Religion, Politics, and Power at the Birth of Islam is an erudite and authoritative guide to events of world-historical importance by a scholar who has spent a lifetime mastering the primary sources documenting the birth of Islam.

Muhammad Forty Introductions

Muhammad  Forty Introductions Book
Author : Michael Muhammad Knight
Publisher : Catapult
Release : 2019-01-08
ISBN : 1593761678
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"More than a survey of the prophet’s life and times, this book is an introduction to the stunning diversity of Islam and the ways in which Muslims think, dream, and make Muhammad into their very own prophet." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) He ranks among the most venerated historical figures in the world, as well as among the most contested. Muhammad: Forty Introductions offers a distinct and nuanced take on the life and teachings of the prophet Muhammad, using a traditional genre of Islamic literature called the forty hadiths collection. Hadiths are the reported sayings and actions of Muhammad that have been collected by the tens of thousands throughout Islamic history. There is a tradition in which Muslim scholars take from this vast textual ocean to compile their own smaller collections of forty hadiths, an act of curation that allows them to present their particular understanding of Muhammad’s legacy and the essential points of Islam. Here, Michael Muhammad Knight offers forty narrations that provide windows into the diverse ways in which Muslims envision Muhammad. He also examines his own relationship to Muslim traditions while exploring such topics as law, mysticism, sectarianism, gender, and sexuality. By revealing the Prophet to be an ongoing construction, he carefully unravels notions about Islam’s center and margins.

Muhammad and Islam

Muhammad and Islam Book
Author : Bharat Singh
Publisher : Archway Publishing
Release : 2021-04-05
ISBN : 1665702818
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What was so special about Muhammad that caused people to follow him, obey him, and trust him when he declared he was a prophet? Bharat Singh, a retired professor, covers the prophet's extraordinary achievements in this academic work. He examines how in a short period, from the time Muhammad became a prophet to his death, he successfully converted most Arabs and many others to Islam. At the same time, he also established an Arab kingdom and developed a religious doctrine based on Allah's messages and his examples, followed by about two billion Muslims today. In simple language, the author answers questions such as: • What are the doctrines, beliefs, and rituals of Islam? • What is the meaning behind the traditions and practices of Muslims? • How does the Quran shape behavior in daily life, social customs, gender issues, marriage, divorce, legal and illegal sexual relationships, and more? • Why Muslims put faith in the divinely inspired judicial system of sharia instead of laws formed by humans. Knowing the immense curiosity in the west of the violent acts carried by some Muslim groups claiming their actions as jihad sanctioned under Islam, Dr. Singh reviews jihad's doctrine and history. He also devotes a chapter to the jihadi agenda of around last hundred years and prominent terrorist organizations like Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Al-Qaida, ISIS, Taliban, and Hezbollah.

The Prophet Muhammad

The Prophet Muhammad Book
Author : Stephen Burge
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2020-11-12
ISBN : 1838606580
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Prophets serve as intermediaries between the human and divine worlds, granting them a special status in history across diverse religions and cultures. For Muslims, the Prophet Muhammad (570–632 CE) represents the culmination of the line of monotheistic prophets, including Abraham, Moses and Jesus. In his own lifetime, Muhammad overcame opposition and brought reforms, firmly establishing a thriving community of believers which would become a major world civilisation. Today, the Prophet's life and actions continue to inspire the Muslims worldwide. The Prophet Muhammad presents an illuminating portrait of Muhammad in his capacity as God's messenger and an exemplary figure to Muslims. Revealing the challenges and triumphs of prophecy, Stephen Burge examines how prophets have inspired faith communities' relationship with the Divine, and one another. In doing so, this engaging account elucidates the enduring influence of prophecy and the profound legacy of the Prophet Muhammad.

Muhammad and Joseph Smith Jr

Muhammad and Joseph Smith  Jr  Book
Author : Paul Derengowski
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2019-11-15
ISBN : 1532694687
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this extensively researched work, Dr. Derengowski examines the parallels between Muhammad and Joseph Smith, Jr. as well as the religions they started, Islam and Mormonism. Follow along as he looks at the fascinating similarities between these two men and the communities and beliefs they founded. The three main sections of the book examine their spiritual parallels, revelational parallels, and relational parallels. An extensive appendix follows with additional details. This book will help the reader to understand the affinities between these two men and their religions. It will also equip Christians with the necessary information to know how to answer Mormon and Muslim apologists and defend the Christian faith.

Muhammad in History Thought and Culture An Encyclopedia of the Prophet of God 2 volumes

Muhammad in History  Thought  and Culture  An Encyclopedia of the Prophet of God  2 volumes  Book
Author : Coeli Fitzpatrick Ph.D.,Adam Hani Walker
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2014-04-25
ISBN : 1610691784
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This in-depth examination of the life, history, and influence of Muhammad as discussed by leading scholars provides a wide-ranging look at the prophet's legacy unlike any other in the field of Islamic and culture studies. • Documents Muhammad's broad impact on history, culture, and society • Shares viewpoints from more than 100 scholars in the field of Islamic studies to provide different perspectives on how Muhammad's life and beliefs have changed the course of history • Explores Muhammad's changing image—and controversies over his depiction and the communication of his ideas—in art, music, and literature • Provides an in-depth overview of Muhammad's influences on secular life and culture

The Fascinating Story of Muhammad

The Fascinating Story of Muhammad Book
Author : Ahmad Shameem
Publisher : Author House
Release : 2014
ISBN : 1491889004
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ali Sina, a great expert of Islam, wrote about this book: "This is a great book. I read the first thirty pages and I could not stop. This book must be translated in all languages and become available to all ..." Narrating the story in the gripping way of a good novel, it tells about Muhammad, his believer and unbeliever tribal relatives, the Qur'an, and the Arabian society of the period as truthfully and originally as the oldest Arab records make it possible. It does not fail to shock and surprise when one finds that during his twenty-three years of "apostolate," Muhammad arranged for banditry raids, secret assassinations, ransom taking, kidnappings, slave trading, ethnic cleansing, inter-tribal wars, and murderous expeditions. Of these raids, the number of well recorded and documented, discussed by the Qur'an itself, is thirty-eight. Muhammad personally took part in twenty-seven raids and battles in nine of which he was directly engaged in killing. These were the battles of Badr, Uhud, Ahzaab, Hunayn, and Ta'if, the massacres of the Qurayza and the Khyber Jews, the surprise raid on the Mustalaq, and the occupation of Mecca. History tells us that many kings started as bandits and came to rule vast territories. If Muhammad had claimed that he was a king, one could place him amongst the greatest of kings but the surprise lies in his claim that he was God's most favourite and final prophet. If prophets were to kill and plunder, sell slaves, hold captives for ransom, allow rape of slave women, and develop systems of extortion, how does one differentiate between a Godly man and a king?