In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad

In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad

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by Tariq Ramadan, E.H. Blackmore, A.M. Blackmore, Francine Giguère
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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. In the Footsteps of the Prophet 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 Prophets life in a way that highlights his spiritual and ethical teachings. The book underscores the significance of the Prophets example for some of todays 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 Prophets 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 Muhammads 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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For more than a billion Muslims, the Prophet Muhammad (A.D. 570-632) is a subject of reverence. To millions of Americans, he is a figure of controversy and even fear. Reformist Muslim thinker and author Tariq Ramadan offers a comprehensive view of this influential religious and political leader that Muslims and non-Muslims alike will find revelatory. In the Footsteps of the Prophet reviews all the major events of Muhammad's life with a focus on his spiritual teachings.

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ISBN-13:
9780199741113
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/11/2006
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
827,764
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Tariq Ramadan is a Research Fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford University and the Lokahi Foundation (London). He is the author of Western Muslims and the Future of Islam; Islam, the West, and the Challenges of Modernity; and To Be a European Muslim.

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In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant get this book but does anyone have proof mahomad was not a false prophet or is? I used to really like islam and when i was cleaning my room i found a paper that i wrote of islam prayer and i threw it away so my mom would not find it and a couple minutes later it popped up in my room so im keeping it till i know the truth. If muhomad is a true rophet of God why do they not talk about him in the bible? Please someone write back
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, well balanced and shows the great balance that existed in the life of the Prophet (SAW)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read to learn the morals of being a good human being.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is by far the best book about Muhammad life i have ever read. Must for all!
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swisterly More than 1 year ago
Great book withh references, easily accessible to non Muslims. Highly recommended.
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DomSaxum More than 1 year ago
One of the best examples of poor scholorship in the name of Globalization.