Critical Lives: Muhammad

Critical Lives: Muhammad

by Yahiya Emerick
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Critical Lives: Muhammad by Yahiya Emerick

Muhammad was a religious visionary and political leader. Raised in the harsh Arabian Peninsula and orphaned while still a child, this unlikely leader and military genius received a calling to transform his society from a collection of raiding tribes into one of the world's most progressive societies. His message of monotheism and righetousness motivated an entire people to abandon idolatry and spread the word of God to surrounding nations. Although he was a military genius, his greatest accomplishments came from the religion he preached: Islam, which called its adherents to lead a life of prayer, charity, and contemplation. The second largest religion in the world, both Islam's prophet and its values are today often misunderstood by adherents and outsiders alike. This concise, informative biography explores Muhammad's background and boyhood; as well as the culture and society in which he lived. A look at Muhammad as a family man, and how his personal life was a testament to his high regard for women.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440650130
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 04/01/2002
Sold by: DK
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,088,427
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Yahiya Emerick is an American convert to Islam who has been involved in interfaith issues and education since 1990. He has a graduate degree in history, has authored fourteen books for adults and children, and has been published in many magazines, including the Journal for Religion and Education.

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Critical Lives: Muhammad 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Learned a number of things about Muhammad and Islam. A very easy and enjoyable read. You hear so much about Islam now days but even most educated people do not know much about it. This book is highly recommended.
surfergirlTB More than 1 year ago
Quick read, good overview.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Enlightens as a textbook yet reads like a novel. Needless to say, I highly recommend this book. I learned a lot about the prophet Muhammad and Islam which is crucial at this time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Realy shows the life of Muhammed. a good way for Muslims and Non-Muslims alike to get a better understanding of the Life of Muhammed. Something we realy need in the west at this time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a well written account of the prophet's life from a Muslim perspective but without the usual rhetoric ('Oh how hard it must have been for the great prophet to endure...' Or 'What a wonderful and blessed man...' etc.) that normally distracts the reader from the actual events. The author does try to keep Muhammad's life in context with Arabia at that time, but he rarely makes assumptions about the prophet's emotions at key points in his life. This presentation of Muhammad's life allows the reader to make his/her own judgement about the prophet. It presents all the major occurences in the prophet's life in a clear and simple language. I recommend this book to muslims who wish to learn more about Muhammad's life, especially those who are still determining whether they truly believe in Islam or not. I also recommend this to non-muslims who wish to learn more about what muslims are taught about Muhammad; for the material is presented in such a manner that I believe only people looking for it would find offense.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very good and concise book that covers a lot with boring the reader to death. Out of many writing styled that used by the author is most focused to presenting information in a manner understandable by the common person yet in depth enough for those who want to do further studies into the subject. I highly personally have gained a great insight into Islam and Muslim after reading this book. I highly recommend it.