The Life of the Prophet Muhammad
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The Life of the Prophet Muhammad

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This children's book on the life of the Prophet Muhammad is taken from traditional Muslim biographical literature, including 'hadith'. Passages from the Qur'an are used throughout to reinforce the stories. The material is authentic and the style lively and attractive. Although the book has been written for children of 10 to 15 years of age, it can be usefully read by anyone as an introduction because of its completeness and clarity. There are 32 colour illustrations although there has been no attempt to portray either the Prophet or his Companions. The illustrations are representative of traditional Islamic life as lived in many Arab countries and portray scenes that have occurred in those countries for over a thousand years.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 186 x 242 x 10mm | 340.2g
  • The Islamic Texts Society
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 32 colour illustrations
  • 0946621020
  • 9780946621026
  • 85,442

Table of contents

1. How It All Began; 2. The Promise of Zamzam; 3. The Elephant Refuses to Move; 4. The Prophet is Born; 5. The Orphan's Childhood; 6. The Prophet's Marriage; 7. The Coming of the Archangel Gabriel; 8. The First Muslims; 9. The Cruelty of the Quraysh; 10. The Night Journey and the Ascent to Heaven; 11. Al-Hijrah; 12. The Battle of Badr; 13. Defeat Comes from Disobedience; 14. The Entry into Mecca; 15. The Farewell Pilgrimage; 16. The Prophet's Death; 17. A Collection of 'Hadith' from al-Shama'il by al-Tirmidhi; 18. The Prophet's Family.show more

Review quote

RECOMMENDED BY THE EDUCATION GUARDIAN JANUARY 1992. At long last a definitive childrens version of the life of the Messenger of Allah has appeared in English. Arab News; The book is a great success and should be widely used by Muslim and non-Muslim children alike. Centre for the Study of Islam & Christian-Muslim Relations;...an excellent work; it reflects not only the knowledge of the two writers but also their depth of commitment to Islam. Link Internationalshow more

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