Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters

Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters

by Omid Safi

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Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters by Omid Safi

Who was Muhammad? What do we know historically, and does that differ from how he is seen by his followers and venerated today? Memories of Muhammad presents Muhammad as a lens through which to view both the genesis of Islamic religion and the grand sweep of Islamic history—right up to the hot button issues of the day, such as the spread of Islam, holy wars, the status of women, the significance of Jerusalem, and current tensions with Jews, Hindus and Christians. It also provides a rare glimpse into how Muslims spiritually connect to God through their Prophet, in the mosque, in the home, and even in cyberspace.

This definitive biography of the founder of Islam by a leading Muslim-American scholar, Omid Safi, will reveal invaluable new insights, finally providing a fully three-dimensional portrait of Muhammad and the one billion people who follow him today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061231353
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/02/2010
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 639,455
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Omid Safi, Ph.D., is professor of Islamic studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he specializes in Islamic mysticism (Sufism), contemporary Islamic thought, and medieval Islamic history. He is also the author of The Politics of Knowledge in Premodern Islam and the editor of Progressive Muslims.

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