In the Footsteps of the Prophet

In the Footsteps of the Prophet

Lessons From the Life of Muhammad

Book - 2007
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Named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most important innovators of the century, Tariq Ramadan is a leading Muslim scholar, with a large following especially among young European and American Muslims. Now, in his first book written for a wide audience, he offers a marvelous biography of theProphet Muhammad, one that highlights the spiritual and ethical teachings of one of the most influential figures in human history. Here is a fresh and perceptive look at Muhammad, capturing a life that was often eventful, gripping, and highly charged. Ramadan provides both an intimate portrait of a man who was shy, kind, but determined, as well as a dramatic chronicle of a leader who launched a great religion andinspired a vast empire. More important, Ramadan presents the main events of the Prophet's life in a way that highlights his spiritual and ethical teachings. The book underscores the significance of the Prophet's example for some of today's most controversial issues, such as the treatment of thepoor, the role of women, Islamic criminal punishments, war, racism, and relations with other religions. Selecting those facts and stories from which we can draw a profound and vivid spiritual picture, the author asks how can the Prophet's life remain--or become again--an example, a model, and aninspiration? And how can Muslims move from formalism--a fixation on ritual--toward a committed spiritual and social presence? In this thoughtful and engaging biography, Ramadan offers Muslims a new understanding of Muhammad's life and he introduces non-Muslims not just to the story of the Prophet, but to the spiritual and ethical riches of Islam.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
ISBN: 9780195308808
0195308808
Characteristics: xii, 242 p

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Fairestwood
Jun 04, 2017

A book of devotion by a believer and scholarly written with inserts of reference text. I was disappointed that there was no bibliography for source material though sources were listed with explanation of the footnotes. A troubling omission is the age of Aisha, one of Mohammed's wives and the daughter of abu-Bakr, is no where listed however according to Hadith reported by Sahih Muslim, betrothal at age 6 and consummation age 9.

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Katrin19
Mar 12, 2017

I really enjoyed reading this book and learned alot about Mohammed and Islam.

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