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Muhammad:
His Life Based on the Earliest Sources

by Martin Lings

ISBN 1594771537 / 9781594771538 / 1-59477-153-7
Publisher Inner Traditions
Language English
Edition Softcover
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A revised edition of the internationally acclaimed biography of the prophet

" Includes important additions about the prophets spread of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states

" Contains original English translations from 8th and 9th century biographies, presented in authoritative language

" Represents the final updates made on the text before the authors death in 2005

Martin Lings biography of Muhammad is an internationally acclaimed, comprehensive, and authoritative account of the life of the prophet. Based on the sira, the eighth- and ninth-century Arabic biographies that recount numerous events in the prophets life, it contains original English translations of many important passages that reveal the words of men and women who heard Muhammad speak and witnessed the events of his life.

Scrupulous and exhaustive in its fidelity to its sources, Muhammad: 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. This revised edition includes new sections detailing the prophets expanding influence and his spreading of the message of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states. It represents the final updates made to the text before the authors death in 2005. The book has been published in 12 languages and has received numerous awards, including acknowledgment as best biography of the prophet in English at the National Seerate Conference in Islamabad. [via]