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    DescriptionA revised edition of the internationally acclaimed biography of the prophet - Includes important additions about the prophet's 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 author's 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 prophet's 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 prophet's 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 author's 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.


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    Title
    Muhammad
    Subtitle
    His Life Based on the Earliest Sources
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Lings
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 374
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594771538
    ISBN 10: 1594771537
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: HRH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25470
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST, RELI/ISLAM
    BISAC V2.8: REL037000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 297.63
    BISAC V2.8: BIO012000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 297/.63
    LC classification: BP75 .L56 2006
    LC subject heading:
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd
    Publisher
    Inner Traditions Bear and Company
    Imprint name
    Inner Traditions Bear and Company
    Publication date
    06 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Rochester, VT
    Author Information
    Martin Lings (1909-2005) was a renowned British scholar with degrees in English and Arabic from London University and Oxford University. At Oxford, he studied English under C. S. Lewis, who later became a close friend. Lings taught at several European universities and the University of Cairo and served as the keeper of Oriental manuscripts for the British Museum and the British Library. His friendship and similar beliefs with philosophers Rene Guenon and Frithjof Schuon inspired Lings to convert to Islam. He went on to become an influential member of Western Muslim society, participating in several international Islamic councils and conferences, including acting as consultant to the World of Islam Festival Trust. He is the author of twelve books on religion and spirituality.
    Review quote
    "Lings provides a wealth of detail on the life of Muhammad, the time and place of many Koranic revelations, and the foundation of Islam, all based exclusively on 8th- and 9th-century Arabic biographical sources and collections of the sayings attributed to Muhammad. General readers will find a well-written, straightforward chronological narrative; Muslim readers will appreciate the favorable treatment of Muhammad; while specialists will find a faithful and convenient rendering of source material."
    Back cover copy
    RELIGION / ISLAM"This work is widely recognized as the most readable account of the life of the Prophet to date."--Times of London"For those interested in Islam in one way or another, it is mesmerizing."--ParabolaMartin Lings's 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 Prophet's 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. The book has been published in twelve languages and has received numerous awards, including acknowledgment as best biography of the Prophet in English at the National Seerat Conference in Islamabad. This revised edition, which represents the final updates made to the text before the author's death in 2005, incorporates important additions about the Prophet's expanding influence and his spreading of the message of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states.Martin Lings (1909-2005) was a renowned British scholar with degrees in English and Arabic from London University and Oxford University. At Oxford, he studied English under C. S. Lewis, who later became a close friend. Lings taught at several European universities and the University of Cairo and served as the keeper of Oriental manuscripts for the British Museum and the British Library. His friendship and similar beliefs with philosophers Rene Guenon and Frithjof Schuon inspired Lings to convert to Islam. He went on to become an influential member of Western Muslim society, participating in several international Islamic councils and conferences, including acting as consultant to the World of Islam Festival Trust. He is the author of twelve books on religion and spirituality.