Author: Martin Lings
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 361
Release: 1991
Genre: Muslims
ISBN: 094662125X

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Acclaimed worldwide as the definitive biography of the Prophet Muhammad in the English language, Martin Lings' Muhammad: His Life Based to the Earliest Sources is unlike any other. Based on Arabic sources of the eighth and ninth centuries, of which some important passages are translated here for the first time, it owes the freshness and directness of its approach to the words of men and women who heard Muhammad speak and witnessed the events of his life. Martin Lings has an unusual gift for narrative. He has adopted a style which is at once extremely readable and reflects both the simplicity and grandeur of the story. The result is a book which will be read with equal enjoyment by those already familiar with Muhammad's life and those coming to it for the first time. Muhammad: His Life Based to the Earliest Sources was given an award by the government of Pakistan, and selected as the best biography of the Prophet in English at the National Seerat Conference in Islamabad in 1983.

The Life of the Prophet Muhammad

The Life of the Prophet Muhammad
Author: Leila Azzam,Aisha Gouverneur,Mary Hampson Minifie
Publsiher: Fons Vitae
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003-02-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1887752536

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- A special edition was produced for the Bosnian Minister of Education. - What everyone needs to know to understand the Muslim World and The Nature of the Prophet Mohammed as the role model of for the lives of all Muslims. - An authentic and accurate biography prepared for Muslim children, widely used in university religion courses. - Has been translated into Arabic, Bosnian and Spanish. - full color illustrations.

The Lives of Muhammad

The Lives of Muhammad
Author: Kecia Ali
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2014-10-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780674050600

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Kecia Ali delves into the many ways the Prophet’s life story has been told from the earliest days of Islam to the present, by both Muslims and non-Muslims. Emphasizing the major transformations since the nineteenth century, she shows that far from being mutually opposed, these various perspectives have become increasingly interdependent.

A Song of Muhammad

A Song of Muhammad
Author: M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
Publsiher: The Fellowship Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 1995
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0914390503

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Books in English on Isl m Muhammad and the Qur n

Books in English on Isl  m  Muhammad  and the Qur   n
Author: Charles L. Geddes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 68
Release: 1976
Genre: Islam
ISBN: UOM:39015034735020

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Muhammad Prophet and Statesman

Muhammad  Prophet and Statesman
Author: William Montgomery Watt
Publsiher: London : Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1961
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0198810784

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A biography of Muhammad, the founder of Islam.

Muhammad Forty Introductions

Muhammad  Forty Introductions
Author: Michael Muhammad Knight
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-01-08
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781593761677

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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.


Author: Karen Armstrong
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 290
Release: 1993-09-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780062508867

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This vivid and detailed biography strips away centuries of distortion and myth and presents a balanced view of the man whose religion continues to dramatically affect the course of history.


Author: Jessica Cohn
Publsiher: Teacher Created Materials
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2012-07-30
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 1433350041

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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 A Very Short Introduction

Muhammad  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Jonathan A.C. Brown
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2011-03-24
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780199559282

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Drawing on traditional Muslim sources, Michael Cook describes Muhammad's life and teaching. He also attempts to stand back from this traditional picture to show how far it is historically justified.


Author: Michael Cook,Michael (Professor of Near Eastern Studies Cook, Professor of Near Eastern Studies Princeton University),Michael J. Cook,Michael L. Cook
Publsiher: Past Masters
Total Pages: 94
Release: 1983
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0192876058

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

Muhammad s Thoughts on Death

Muhammad s Thoughts on Death
Author: Thomas J. O'Shaughnessy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 90
Release: 1969
Genre: Death
ISBN: UCAL:B3941371

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Muhammad s Mission

Muhammad s Mission
Author: Tilman Nagel
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2020-07-06
Genre: History
ISBN: 9783110675078

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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.

In the Name of Elijah Muhammad

In the Name of Elijah Muhammad
Author: Mattias Gardell
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 1996-10-07
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780822382430

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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.

Elijah Muhammad and Supreme Literacy

Elijah Muhammad and Supreme Literacy
Author: Lydia Magras Muhammad
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2022
Genre: African Americans
ISBN: 9780761872481

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Elijah Muhammad and the Supreme of Literacy explores how Elijah Muhammad framed the term literacy as contrasted with its generally known definitions and applications. The text frames a construct for understanding why Elijah Muhammad considered the science of literacy essential to the success of the Blackman and woman in America specifically, and people in general. It outlines the scriptural foundations of Muhammad's teachings, drawn from both Bible and Qur'an. A detailed review of the course of study prescribed for his followers supplies Elijah Muhammad's the unique perspective on both literacy and language. Examples of his study curricula are offered. A brief history of Muhammad's own educational process is presented, with an emphasis on the pedagogy of literacy as practiced by Muhammad's teacher, W.D. Fard. Material on the early educational focus of The Nation of Islam is introduced. And finally, general commentary on the teachings is made known through the lenses of three men in their role as teachers: W. D. Fard, teacher of Elijah Muhammad, Muhammad himself, and Minister Louis Farrakhan, student of Elijah Muhammad.