The life of Muhammad : a translation of Isḥāq's Sīrat rasūl Allāh (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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The life of Muhammad : a translation of Isḥāq's Sīrat rasūl Allāh

Author: ʻAbd al-Malik Ibn Hishām; Muḥammad Ibn Isḥāq; Alfred Guillaume
Publisher: Karachi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sirat Rasul Allah (Life of the Messenger of God) or al-Sirat al-Nabawiyah (Prophetic biography) is the Arabic term used for the various traditional Muslim biographies of Muhammad, from which most historical information about his life and the early period of Islam is derived. Ibn Ishaq's Sirat Rasul Allah is the earliest surviving traditional biography, and was written just over 100 years after Muhammad's death. It  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Muḥammad, Prophet; Muḥammad, Prophet
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: ʻAbd al-Malik Ibn Hishām; Muḥammad Ibn Isḥāq; Alfred Guillaume
ISBN: 0196360331 9780196360331
OCLC Number: 911693736
Language Note: Translation of Ibn Hishām's Sīrat Rasūl Allāh which was based on Ibn Isḥāq's lost Sīrah. Translated from the Arabic.
Notes: Originally published: London : Oxford University Press, 1955.
Description: xlvii, 813 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The genealogy of Muhammad ; Traditions from the pre-Islamic era ; Muhammad's childhood and early manhood --
Muhammad's call and preaching in Mecca --
Muhammad's migration to Medina, his wars, triumph, and death.
Other Titles: Sīrat rasūl Allāh.
Responsibility: with introduction and notes by A. Guillaume.

Abstract:

Sirat Rasul Allah (Life of the Messenger of God) or al-Sirat al-Nabawiyah (Prophetic biography) is the Arabic term used for the various traditional Muslim biographies of Muhammad, from which most historical information about his life and the early period of Islam is derived. Ibn Ishaq's Sirat Rasul Allah is the earliest surviving traditional biography, and was written just over 100 years after Muhammad's death. It survives in the later editions of Ibn Hisham and al-Tabari. Professor Guillaume's translation of the Sira of Ibn Iss-Haq is now reissued. The translator used Ibn Hisham's abridgement and also included many additions and variants found in the writings of early authors. The book thus presents in English practically all that is known of the life of the Prophet. In the introduction, the translator discusses the character of the Sira in the light of the opinion of early Arabian scholars, noting especially the difficulties of the poetry. As the earliest monument of Arabian prose literature, the Sira remains a work of the first importance.

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