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In the Footsteps of the Prophet Audiobook

In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad

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 the Prophet Muhammad, one that highlights the spiritual and ethical teachings of one of the most influential figures in human history.
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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 the Prophet 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 and inspired 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.

This aidopbook underscores the significance of the Prophet's example for some of today's most controversial issues, such as the treatment of the poor, 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 an inspiration? 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.

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    Karim 10-08-15
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    "Simply inspirational"

    The simplicity in which Tariq Ramadan delivers the story of the prophet Mohammed is simply spellbinding.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Munir 08-18-15
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    "A great reminder of a great man"

    This book puts down the story of the prophet in a simple yet powerful form that reminds us to be better people and seek to be closer to God.

    It does not have a specific focus but offers a broad summary that is a good starting point or a way to be reminded of the overall story.

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    Ismail 06-25-15
    Ismail 06-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I have never love Prophet like I do now"

    This book has increase my love for the messenger and I would suggest for every Muslim to read this book. Amazing!

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    Ghulam 02-22-15
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    "A great story to listen to..."

    I feel that Dr. Tariq Ramadan has carried out a very scientific approach in writing this biography of the greatest man the human history could witness... The writer provides very logical explanations to the events with authentic reports... no topic was left incomplete and a smooth relation could be realized between different sections of the book... the chronological reporting of the events does not leave you lost and you constantly feel engaged... I wish to listen it again... the narrator has done a great job also.

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    Lady K Reston USA 12-28-14
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    "Inspiring example to live by."

    I love this book, it is full of life lessons that one can adopt in day to day existence.

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    "Riveting and captivating. A must listen"
    What did you love best about In the Footsteps of the Prophet?

    Patience, teaching by being an example, trials ànd tribulation but keeping his faith in God all the way, his fairness in dealing with people, etc...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The prophet pbuh


    What does Peter Ganim bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He was a decent narrator but his pronunciation of the word "muslim' was annoying. I can't stand it when ppl say moslem.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Very very good read or audio book. I only purchased it because I have the utmost respect and admiration for Tarek Ramadan. I don't trust anyone beside the wives and companions when it comes to prophet Muhammad PBUH Biography.

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    Jennifer C. Cohen Long Beach, CA USA 05-17-15
    Jennifer C. Cohen Long Beach, CA USA 05-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great read!"

    I really enjoyed this book. I feel like it was a very nice summary of a life that can never be told in one book in its entirety but this one did a very nice job. My only complaint is the narrator's arabic pronunciation wasn't very accurate but you get the idea well enough. I would highly recommend this book to Muslims and non-muslims as a wonderful example of the life of the Prophet (SAW)

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    subu TK NEWARK, CA, US 10-12-14
    subu TK NEWARK, CA, US 10-12-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent Narrator"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have heard the history of Prophet Muammad (PBUH) from many islamic scholars, but this book and the narrator had kept the flow so real, you experience and take away lots of important messages for everyone. Very Well Done.


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    Moe Khan 04-07-16
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    "great book"

    this is a great book to read and learn about Prophet Muhammad and his life peace be upon him. it gives you insight as to what was happening when verses of the Quran were revealed and why choices were made.

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    Ameri najarro 03-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "appears colored by bias"

    i dod not feel enticed to finish reading. It sounded all as propaganda to me. I was looking for an objective read. This book is filled with the subjective views of the subject-adoring author.

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    "Very relevant in today's world"

    Tariq Ramadhan addresses current issues whilst referencing the life of the Prophet PBUH.
    A good start to learning what islam really means and negating any misconceptions one might have in the current political climate.


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    4/24/16
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    "Highly recommended"

    Nicely written and easily understandable. Very informative and educational synthesis.
    Also I fold it addictive as I was looking forward to hearing the incoming chapters.
    The voice of the narrator is very clear and understandable. This is the second audio book of Tariq Ramadan that I have listen too, and they are very good so far. Thank you!

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  • Adnan
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    "Good book"

    The overall coverage is good. Some part bit difficult to follow. I have read other books that cover the life of the prophet (PBUH) that helped fill the gaps. But overall still well worth having.

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