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

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

by Tariq Ramadan

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Here is a fresh and perceptive look at Muhammad, capturing a life that was often eventful, gripping, and highly charged. Noted Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan provides both an intimate portrait of a man who was shy and kind but determined, as well as a dramatic chronicle of a leader who launched a great religion and inspired a vast empire. The book underscores the significance of the Prophet's example for some of today's 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 facts and stories from which we can draw a profound and vivid spiritual picture, the author asks how the Prophet's life can remain-or become again-an example, a model, and an inspiration, and how Muslims can move from formalism-fixation on ritual-toward a committed spiritual and social presence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195308808
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/05/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix

1 Encounter with the Sacred 1

2 Birth and Education 9

3 Personality and Spiritual Quest 19

4 Revelation, Knowledge 29

5 The Message and Adversity 37

6 Resistance, Humility, and Exile 51

7 Trials, Elevation, and Hopes 63

8 Hijrah 81

9 Medina, Life, and War 95

10 Teachings and Defeat 111

11 Tricks and Treason 129

12 A Dream, Peace 149

13 Coming Home 165

14 At Home, Over There 181

15 Debtless 199

In History, for Eternity 211

Notes 217

Index 235

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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.