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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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.
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)
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.
"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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