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Muhammad: A Story of God's Messenger and the Revelation That Changed the World
     

Muhammad: A Story of God's Messenger and the Revelation That Changed the World

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by Deepak Chopra
 

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Born into the factious world of war-torn Arabia, Muhammad’s life is a gripping and inspiring story of one man’s tireless fight for unity and peace. In a world where greed and injustice ruled, Muhammad created change by affecting hearts and minds. Just as the story of Jesus embodies the message of Christianity, Muhammad’s life reveals the core of

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Born into the factious world of war-torn Arabia, Muhammad’s life is a gripping and inspiring story of one man’s tireless fight for unity and peace. In a world where greed and injustice ruled, Muhammad created change by affecting hearts and minds. Just as the story of Jesus embodies the message of Christianity, Muhammad’s life reveals the core of Islam. Deepak Chopra shares the life of Muhammad as never before, putting his teachings in a new light. Following the historical record but offering a unique perspective, Chopra shows us why his teachings are more important now than ever before.

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Publishers Weekly
Chopra, an iconic figure in American popular culture, proves with this biography of Muhammad that he is more than just a New Age talking head. Varying by chapter the narrative viewpoints and using actual characters from the life of Muhammad, such as Muhammad's first wife, Khadijah, and his daughter Fatima, Chopra tells the story of Muhammad's life in this "teaching novel." Similar volumes by Chopra have already profiled Buddha and Jesus. While technically this is fiction, several historical events--including ones dear to many Muslims' hearts--are related. The result is one of the most imaginative and touching biographies of Muhammad. For instance, in the prelude, inventively narrated by the Angel Gabriel, the angel bringing the revelation of the Qur'an to Muhammad, describes the illiterate caravan trader who had married his wealthy female boss. The next chapter, narrated by Muhammad's grandfather Abdul Muttalib, tells the legend of the Zamzam well, which Muslims visit to this day in their annual hajj pilgrimage. Chopra goes on to describe a people yearning for a message that would liberate them from polytheistic tribalism and the messenger, a trustworthy but frightened man who became a prophet. Chopra's grasp of Muhammad's mission and life is accessible and extends his range in a surprising direction; his popularization is welcome. (Oct.)
The Arizona Republic
“It is a positive portrait that nonetheless points to human flaws and complexities.”
Spirituality & Practice
“...profound summation of his life, teachings, and service of humanity...”
The Daily Beast
“...the finest of his long shelf of books. ...Chopra returns in his own attractive voice with one of the more level, tough-love, discussions of Islamic religion available.”
The Historical Novels Review
“[Chopra] produces an imaginative, evocative rendition of what it must have been like to be in the company of such an individual, making his way in an environment in many ways so alien to our own.”
Booklist
“Compellingly told, this is not only good storytelling, it also helps readers, especially non-Muslims, better understand the complexities and contradictions surrounding Islam.”
Irshad Manji
“Chopra shows that neither revering nor reviling Muhammad will unlock the meaning he embodied. So what will? Chopra’s answer is bound to challenge Muslims and non-Muslims alike.”
Greg Mortenson
“Chopra takes us into the past through the Prophet Muhammad’s journey, and brings wisdom and perspective to an often misunderstood figure. His compassionate and clear depiction is a courageous undertaking, and a valuable effort against the enemy of ignorance. An important and timely book, indeed.”
Harvey Cox
“I am grateful that Deepak Chopra, instead of adding to the often useless pile of [Muhammad] biographies, has instead crafted an absorbing novel based on Muhammad’s life. Any reader will come away better informed both about the prophet himself and about Islam, the world’s second largest religion.”
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
“It’s worth discovering Muhammad through Deepak Chopra.”
Dalia Mogahed
“His approach is as engaging as it is informative and deeply humanizing. The first-person narratives each paint a new layer onto the picture of the Beloved of God, in all his humanity and complexity and perfection.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602839250
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
09/21/2010
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali
“It’s worth discovering Muhammad through Deepak Chopra.”
Irshad Manji
“Chopra shows that neither revering nor reviling Muhammad will unlock the meaning he embodied. So what will? Chopra’s answer is bound to challenge Muslims and non-Muslims alike.”
Greg Mortenson
“Chopra takes us into the past through the Prophet Muhammad’s journey, and brings wisdom and perspective to an often misunderstood figure. His compassionate and clear depiction is a courageous undertaking, and a valuable effort against the enemy of ignorance. An important and timely book, indeed.”
Harvey Cox
“I am grateful that Deepak Chopra, instead of adding to the often useless pile of [Muhammad] biographies, has instead crafted an absorbing novel based on Muhammad’s life. Any reader will come away better informed both about the prophet himself and about Islam, the world’s second largest religion.”
Dalia Mogahed
“His approach is as engaging as it is informative and deeply humanizing. The first-person narratives each paint a new layer onto the picture of the Beloved of God, in all his humanity and complexity and perfection.”

Meet the Author

Deepak Chopra is a world-renowned authority in the field of mind-body healing, a New York Times bestselling author, and the founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. Heralded by Time as the "poet-prophet of alternative medicine," he is also the host of the popular weekly Wellness Radio program on Sirius/XM Stars.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
La Jolla, California
Date of Birth:
October 22, 1946
Place of Birth:
New Delhi, India
Education:
All India Institute of Medical Sciences

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Muhammad: A Story of God's Messenger and the Revelation That Changed the World 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If some one really wants to read about Prophet Muhammad then this is not the right book. We can say what he gathered is actually been present in history books but pulling one sentence in middle of the page and skip left and right of it is not the just way to write about some one who has more then 1 billion fallowers. If you are honest you need to explain whole reason behind one particular incidence which author either deliberately skipped or either he is ignorant.
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ONE GOD
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SH888 More than 1 year ago
Great book, really enlightening.
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Again, enough said about this writer trying to bring everyone under the same umbrella of God. This is causing more confusion than it's solving. He's idea or insight of the goodness of man is what i think he is going for, but before anyone can arrive at this you have to clarify the problem which he is surely not doing. All these prophets are not misunderstood. Most of them avocated separation, so why is he trying to make them saints?
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