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Internationally acclaimed biography of the prophet. Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources is an award-winning biography of the Islamic prophet Muhammad by Martin Lings. The book provides . Description [ { By Lings, Martin (Author) MUHAMMAD: HIS LIFE eBOOK $PDF Muhammad His Life Based on the Earliest Sources EPUB.

Which explains the air of piety about this book, which unfortunately may throw some readers off. What this book achieves, and achieves greatly in my opinion, is a reflection of how the Muslim world traditionally thinks of Muhammad.

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It does not attempt to break new ground or provide new interpretations of Muhammad's life and mission; rather it assists the Western reader in understanding the traditional interpretation of his life and mission. I would recommend this book highly to anyone interested in understanding Islamic belief and the position that Muhammad occupies in traditional Islamic values; I have come across no other book in English that conveys it as well as this one does.

By Thomas F. Ogara Martin Lings, scholar of both English and Arabic, has gone back to the original Arabic sources for this biography.

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It is fortunate for English speaking readers because he has been able to translate the Arabic himself including some writings not previously translated into English. The man knows his stuff. Those rivals included Hind, a woman who was a stern critic of Islam and who had eaten the liver of a dead companion of Muhammad. However, don't forget to remember the acts of barbarity committed by him: the exiles of Jews, followed by the massacre of all the men of an entire tribe named the Banu Qurayza; the way he and his companions divided up the women between them, as if they were mere objects; the words he had spoken in favor of military actions against nonbelievers; his insatiable thirst for wives; his even greater insatiable thirst for power and grandiose; his behavior which resembled that of a violent cult leader; his actions towards the Jews, Christians, and the Arab pagans; the Quranic revelations, which on more than one occasion seemed to you to be giving Muhammad exactly what he would want if he was acting out of purely political and economical interests; and finally, his marriage with Aisha when she was six years old.

If you're still not convinced of how megalomaniacal you thought this man was, dear me, read on, for I further describe some of these actions for your failing memory.

Before you read more about Muhammad though, I want you to remember some things that I'm thinking about this book as I write this review. I have already read couple of books on Islam and Muhammad and have a better understand of it than I had had about two years ago—that pivotal time of my life when I left this faith. But most of those works were from nonbelievers.

So I could not get rid of the idea that I haven't read works from the Islamic perspective. You, dear future me, then read this book, which was positively reviewed by Muslims.

Also remember that the author, Martin Lings, had converted to Islam while writing this book. From his writing, you could easily discern why he had done so.

You were sure therefore, that this writing by a converted Muslim would make you better understand the faith and its prophet. Made you better understand, it did. But made you think of it in a positive light, it did not.

You liked this book from the very beginning, when it started with the story of Abraham going to Mecca. The book was written as if it was an elaborate prose.

However, the flaws readily caught your eyes. Abraham is cited as creating the Kabah, the center of Islamic worship located in Mecca. The source for this information that the author cites is the Quran and some Bible verses.

As you already know, the Bible is hardly ever reliable and not a lot of scholars think that those verses meant Abraham traveled to Arabia.

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And the Quran as the source of this crucial information is not credible at all. You should also remember the various other incredible acts described by the author, where he cited Islamic sources or barely cited anything at all.

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The reliability of sources remain a thorny question in Islam, where even the Quran is not perfectly preserved as Muslims and Allah claim. You also noticed how the incident of the satanic verses was altogether omitted, as if it was not a significant event in Islam's history.

Nevertheless, you kept on reading while generally taking the information to be true, unless something supernatural or some extraordinary acts were described, for which you thought the sources were not enough to be taken as evidences.

You will remember the treatment Muhammad gave Al-Nadr, the poet who accused Muhammad of retelling ancient tales and who mocked him. Muhammad killed him after the Battle of Badr fearing that if he was left alive, he might "continue his evil actions.

Saying that Muhammad was lying or that he didn't believe Muhammad was a prophet? There are two or three more momentous misinterpretations in Muhammad: He defended them in reprint after reprint by beefing up his footnotes with references he thought provided enough justification.

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Inherent in the reality of degrees and levels in the Religion is the notion of the elite of humankind, the Believers, and the elite of the Believers, the Friends of God. However, Lings turns this notion into a skewed elitism which characterizes the massive majority of people as blind LXXXI, , 3: In speaking of the majority, it says: Not blind are the eyes, but blind are the hearts within the breasts.

This is arguable if he means the word furqan in a metaphorical generic sense of separating truth from error.What this book achieves, and achieves greatly in my opinion, is a reflection of how the Muslim world traditionally thinks of Muhammad.

Or Did the Muslims Change?: The source for this information that the author cites is the Quran and some Bible verses. The review must be at least 50 characters long. 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.

Abolishes human sacrifice? Cairo became his home for over a decade; he became an English teacher at the University of Cairo and produced Shakespeare plays annually. The Luminous Life of Our Prophet. Those rivals included Hind, a woman who was a stern critic of Islam and who had eaten the liver of a dead companion of Muhammad.

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