In the midst of the dramatic seventh-century war between two empires, Muhammad was a spiritual seeker in search of community and sanctuary. Cole shows how Muhammad came of age in an era of unparalleled violence.
The Koran [Qu'ran] is a book apart, not only as holy scripture for Muslims, but as the supreme classic of Arabic literature.
Drawing millions of pilgrims annually, the Hajj is a powerful bond that brings Muslims together from across the world. It takes place in the twelfth month of the Muslim year, dhul hijja.
Martin Lings' life of Muhammed is based on Arabic sources of the eight and ninth centuries, of which some passages are translated here for the first time.
In its 114 suras, or chapters, The Koran comprises the total of revelations believed to have been communicated to the prophet Muhammad, as a final expression of God's will and purpose for humanity.
Tracing its history from its origins as a barren valley in the desert to its sudden emergence as the religious centre of a world empire, Sardar examines the religious struggles and rebellions in Mecca that have significantly shaped Muslim culture.
This complete yet accessible translation of the Koran is designed as a teaching tool to explain, in an analytical fashion, the creed of nearly one billion people.
An in-depth account of the life of Muhammad, detailing his birth in 570, his infancy and childhood, his impact on society, his call to the religion of Islam, his teachings and his final sermon in 632.
The Messenger is a retelling of the life of the prophet Mohammad (circa 570-632). Kader Abdolah portrays Mohammad as a human being, a man with dreams. The reader is granted a very contemporary and vivid image of the period in which Mohammad lived.
This book explains in a clear, accessible way more than 100 of the most important theological ideas, from those bound up in the earliest cultures to others that have emerged in the last few hundred years.
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