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Muhammad : his life based on the earliest sources

Author: Martin Lings
Publisher: Rochester, Vt. : Inner Traditions, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2nd U.S. edView all editions and formats
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An objective biography of the Prophet, drawn from primary Arabic sources of the 8th and 9th centuries, including passages never before translated. It owes its freshness and directness of approach to the words of the men and women who heard Muhammad speak and witnessed the events of his life.--From publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Muḥammad, Prophet; Muḥammad, Prophet
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Lings
ISBN: 1594771537 9781594771538
OCLC Number: 74671905
Description: x, 374 pages : map, genealogical table ; 23 cm
Contents: A note on the pronunciation of Arabic names --
Map of Arabia --
Quraysh of the Hollow (genealogical tree) --
Key to references --
The house of God --
A great loss --
Quraysh of the Hollow --
The recovery of a loss --
The vow to sacrifice a son --
The need for a prophet --
The year of the elephant --
The desert --
Two bereavements --
Baḥīrà the monk --
A pact of chivalry --
Questions of marriage --
The household --
The rebuilding of the Ka'bah --
The first Revelations --
Worship --
"Warn Thy Family" --
Quraysh take action --
Aws and Khazraj --
Abū Jahl and Ḥamzah --
Quraysh make offers and demands --
Leaders of Quraysh --Wonderment and hope --
Family divisions --
The hour --
Three questions --
Abyssinia --
'Umar --
The ban and its annulment --
Paradise and eternity --
The year of sadness --
"The light of thy countenance" --
After the year of sadness --
Yathrib responsive --
Many emigrations --
A conspiracy --
The Hijrah --
The entry into Medina --
Harmony and discord --
The new household --
The threshold of war --
The march to Badr --
The battle of Badr --
The return of the vanquished --
The captives --
Bani Qaynuqā' --
Deaths and marriages --
The people of the Bench --
Desultory warfare --
Preparations for battle --
The march to Uḥud --
The battle of Uḥud --
Revenge --
The burial of the martyrs --
After Uḥud --
Victims of revenge --
Bani Naḍīr --
Peace and war --
The trench --
The siege --
Bani Qurayẓah --
After the siege --
The hypocrites --
The necklace --
The lie --
The dilemma of Quraysh --
"A clear victory" --
After Ḥudaybiyah --
Khaybar --
"Whom Lovest Thou Most?" --
After Khaybar --
The lesser pilgrimage and its aftermath --
Syria --
A breach of the armistice --
The conquest of Mecca --
The battle of Ḥunayn and the siege of Ṭā'if --
Reconciliations --
After the victory --
Tabūk --
After Tabūk --
The degrees --
The future --
The farewell pilgrimage --
The choice --
The succession and the burial.
Responsibility: Martin Lings.

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An objective biography of the Prophet, drawn from primary Arabic sources of the 8th and 9th centuries, including passages never before translated. It owes its freshness and directness of approach to the words of the men and women who heard Muhammad speak and witnessed the events of his life.--From publisher description.

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