Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources
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Best book I've ever read in English about the life of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. There were couple of reasons given for these actions, but none seemed convincing enough to make you think that about 900 people deserved to die.
Whether you are Muslim, Christian, Jew, Hindu, agnostic, atheist or spiritual without associating with any organised religion; you can learn the following from the life of the Prophet(PBUH). Based on Arabic sources of the eighth and ninth centuries, of which some important passages are translated here for the first time, it owes the freshness and directness of its approach to the words of men and women who heard Muhammad speak and witnessed the events of his life. Hamza Yusuf hails this work as "one of the great biographies of the English language," praising "the historical accuracy of the text and the providential care so evident in the author's choice of versions as well as the underlying structure of the story as he chose to tell it. Once they had realized this, however, some of their leading men went in a body to Abu Talib, to insist that he should restrain his nephew's activities.The author wanted to be known by his adopted Muslim name in later life, but the publishers of this book continues to use his old Christian name as some kind of a ruse to attract people belonging to other religions. The book reads more like a novel  and was written in a style, which is easily readable,  comprehensible and it uses language, which reflects both simplicity and grandeur. Jarang nak baca naskhah bukan fiksyen tapi tertarik nak hadam jalan cerita kehidupan Rasullah dari awal kelahiran hingga wafat dan kebetulan ada cabaran bacaan Ramadan.
Perinnialist Poison in Martin Lings' Biography of the Prophet: A Discussion with Martin Lings" (PDF).Those rivals included Hind, a woman who was a stern critic of Islam and who had eaten the liver of a dead companion of Muhammad. Jews expressed their displeasure of the idolatry when they stopped visiting Kabah after the idol of Hubal was placed there. Kisah-kisahnya mungkin sudah banyak diceritakan tapi di sini lebih terstruktur dan komprehensif, kita bisa mengetahui awal dan sebab turunnya suatu ayat, juga diperkenalkan dengan karakter suku-suku di Arab terutama suku Quraish. False teachings, false recordings, have becoming so intermingled with the core teachings of Islam, that separating the two has become near impossible.
Membaca buku ini kita dapat merasa lebih dekat dengan Nabi Muhammad SAW, menyegarkan kita untuk mengingat sejarah dan perjuangan beliau.The result is a book which will be read with equal enjoyment by those already familiar with Muhammad’s life and those coming to it for the first time. I swear by God, if they put the sun in my right hand and the moon in my left on condition that I abandon this course before He halth made it victorious, or I have perished therein, I would not abandon it. When he satirized Muhammad to a point when he could not bear it anymore, Muhammad asked his companions who would like to put Ka'b to death. Lings however manages to make the narrative flow seemlessly while providing important historical context to the revelations given to the Messenger ﷺ. Like Islam itself, Lings threads this essence through the various religions back to the primordial reality as expressed in the Qur’an delivered by Muhammad (s.