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This impressive biographical work deftly weaves translated accounts from authentic Ottoman Turkish texts with ancient lore, resulting in a compelling, unforgettable portrait of the founder of Islam as seen through the eyes of Muslims around the world. Since the 7th century, the biography of Islam's Prophet Muhammad has shaped the perception of the religion and its place in world history. English biographies of Muhammad -- founder of the faith which currently claims 1.5 billion followers -- have characteristically presented him in the light of verifiable historical authenticity. Muhammad, The Messenger of Islam goes one step further in skillfully etching the personal portrait of a man of incomparable moral and spiritual stature, as seen through the eyes of Muslims areound the world. Compiled from classical Ottoman Turkish sources and translated into English, this comprehensive biography will be of interest to scholars of Islam and to all who seek to understand te essence of the faith, which is deeply rooted in the life example of its prophet. This biography not only details Prpohet Muhammad's life, upon whom be God's peace and blessings, it also includes mystical secrets that Muslims believe were granted to the prophets who preceded him in the Holy Land and in other regions of the Middle East. This impressive work deftly weaves quotes from authentic religious sources with ancient lore, resulting in a compelling, unforgettable read.