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Publisher's Summary

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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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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Great Sunmary

This book is a great one for anyone who wants to know the real Islam and who Prophet Muhammad is. The author summarizes a history of the Prophet in great story-form fashion that makes it easy to follow along and understand. There are many details that are left out if the history and some references made that don't make sense unless you were already exposed to Islamic history, but overall a great book!

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Simply inspirational

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

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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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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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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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Great book to listen to.

This book really captures the essence and meaning of Islam is supposed to be about. Devotion to the One, Peace, and learning. Civilization should improve because Islam not get worse.

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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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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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Pure Peace

Wish it didn't end! So good that I'm going to listen again insha Allah :)

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  • Rukiya Sood
  • 01-12-15

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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  • Baz
  • 09-15-16

Impressive writing and Narration

Enjoyed listening so much while driving to work. I really felt sad when it's ended. I wish there is longer version of this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-24-16

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
  • 03-11-16

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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  • Bashy
  • 06-02-18

Amazing and full of wisdom

A brilliant look at lessons to be learnt for modern life from the life of The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) with a large dose of the seerah.

The narrator took a little while to get used to, his voice is quite robotic but if you atickywith it it becomes worth it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-15-18

Very much enjoyed this

A very good listen in taking spiritual lessons in the actions and life of our beloved prophet.

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  • Y SOUSSI
  • 11-13-17

Great book

beautiful book. reminds us all what real Islam is about. definately read it. what are Muslims doing today!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-16-17

Excellent work

Great book. Gives you a good feel of the life of the prophet. Makes you feel as if you were there. Also great lessons learned from the book that you can use. Great narration!