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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. A Biography by Barnaby Rogerson. The Prophet Muhammad is a hero for all mankind. In his lifetime he established a new religion, Islam; a new state, the first united Arabia; and a new literary language, the classical Arabic of the Qur’an, for the Qur’an is believed to be the word of God revealed to Muhammad by the angel Gabriel.
A generation after his death he would be acknowledged as the founder of a worl The Prophet Muhammad is a hero for all mankind. A generation after his death he would be acknowledged as the founder of a world empire and a new civilisation.
Any one of these achievements would have been more than enough to permanently establish his genius. To our early twenty-first century minds, what is all the more astonishing is that he also managed to stay true to himself and retained to his last days the humility, courtesy and humanity that he had learned as an orphan shepherd boy in central Arabia.
Barnaby Rogerson’s scintillating biography not only looks directly at the life of the Prophet Muhammad, but beautifully evokes for western readers the Arabian world into which he was born in AD. Paperbackpages. Published September 2nd by Abacus Software first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about The Prophet Muhammadplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Apr 03, Dean rated it it was amazing. I have read many books on this subject, this is the first time where the writer has kept me interested throughout the storytelling of the life of the Prophet Muhammed. An object outsiders view, a must read.
Good book but too much historical and detailed descriptions of unnecessary things.
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Needed more details of the Prophet’s life and behaviour. Oct 21, Nicholas Whyte added it. Rogerson spends a good third of the book getting to the starting point, giving us a detailed description of Arabia’s geographical and political surroundings in the sixth century, before we get onto the meat of the Prophet’s life. But that’s perhaps not http: But that’s perhaps not such a bad thing; I am more interested in finding out what the Prophet’s followers believe than in getting the historical “facts”, whatever they are.
His narrative is complete enough that I did find myself taken aback at some points. Rogerson appears to expect us to be shocked that one of Muhammad’s wives had previously been married to the Prophet’s adopted son, but in fact while the circumstances are a bit murky this is a process that appears to have been consensual on both sides; I was much more taken aback by the fact that his marriage to Aisha took place when the latter was only nine.
And whatever the record of later Muslim regimes for inter-religious tolerance generally not bad, at least, alas, compared to many of their Christian contemporaries the ethnic cleansing of the Jews from Medina was surely not a good start. This may be unfair of me. The thing Muhammad is best known for, his experience of divine revelation, is a long way outside the range of experience for most of us, and it may well be impossible for a biographer – especially, I suspect, a sympathetic biographer – to make it comprehensible for the general reader.
But I actually I felt I had got a better idea of his character from Gibbon. This was a very interesting read for me, filling in a significant gap in my knowledge which I had previously only really read in much detail in chapters L and LI of Gibbon; who is also entertaining and partisan, of course and truth be told somewhat better written.
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Nov 30, Fouad Jaber rated it liked it. Born an orphan, raised by his grandfather in modest poverty, the story of the barnxby exceeds its religious boundaries towards a much greater meaning.
What I learned from this book is that many of the religious customs in Islam the prayer, the hajj I still maintain that Islam came to aid humanity and assuage the brutality of life as a nomad, however it had to roterson several traits not because they were intrinsically sacred Born an orphan, raised by his grandfather in modest poverty, the story of the prophet exceeds its religious boundaries towards a much greater meaning.
I still maintain that Islam came to aid humanity and assuage the brutality of life as a nomad, however it had to retain several traits not because they were intrinsically sacred the confiscation of butty from war, the slight subjugation of women Dec 13, Harsh Rakesh rated it really liked it Shelves: Awesome description just one drawback and it is that the book has a lot unwanted elaborations and some of them are a little on the author’s imaginative rogrson.
I don’t rogeron that all these points are not important but yes they have been given a lot of space than they should have been. Starting with pre-Muhammad era the book takes you to a barnby of pre-Islamic era and then brings you to the struggles, wars, fights and finally success of Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam.
I have read the book but Awesome description just one drawback and it is that the book has a lot unwanted elaborations and some of them are a little on the author’s imaginative side.
I have read the book but I need to read it once again to understand it better but I am sure that this time it will not take that long Jul 15, S. In every sentence, I encountered at least one unfamiliar word – a place in the middle east or royerson person featured in Islamic history – call it my ignorance.
Like an informed guide, Barnaby focuses more on the significance of the places, than the flow of Muhammad’s life. Won’t recommend as an introduction to the origin of Islam. A sympathetic rogeerson gripping account of the period of Prophecy but ultimately let down by a rather uncritical approach to source material and a questionable grasp of the Arabic branaby.
The Prophet Muhammad: A Biography
Aug 29, Mikko rated it it was ok Shelves: While the book is well written, particularly in setting the stage, and supplies a number of maps, ideas for further reading and other addendum, in the end it is more of a summary than a biography.
In approaching Muhammad with overflowing respect Rogerson praises every success while hurrying over most failures and morally questionable choices in his life. Only the way the rules regarding marriage were changed when it suited Muhammad gets any attention and even that is basically brushed of with “H While the book is well written, particularly in setting the stage, and supplies a number of maps, ideas for further reading and other addendum, in the end it is more of a summary than a biography.
rogerrson Only the way the rules regarding marriage were changed when it suited Muhammad gets any attention and even that is basically brushed of with “He was a man, after all”. The end result is a book that is not likely to offend anyone but does not do a very good job in really telling about who Muhammad was either. Sep 07, Dennis rated it really liked it. A classic story of the message versus the messenger, and an example of how a message can be distorted and manipulated for all the wrong reasons.
I could not read this without being thoughtful regarding how so many of the “prophets” share similar messages that so often get blurred and lost in political translations.
Nov 07, Bart rated it really liked it Shelves: Let me just quote Jason Webster in The Guardian: While obviously knowing his subject inside out, Rogereon has cleverly avoided this trap, concentrating instead on the tale itself, freeing up the flow of knowledge blocked by the academic approach.
Some will scoff, others will simply ignore it, but the book is designed for the general Let me just quote Jason Webster in The Guardian: Some will scoff, others will simply ignore it, but the book is designed for the general audience, not for university dons.
Oct 07, Andreas rated it did not like it. A biography of Muhammad. I should qualify that: A rather short and basic biography of Muhammad. Since I knew next to nothing of the man or the birth of Islam, this served as a good primer. Rogerson has been a guide in the Middle Garnaby for over two decades, and it shows in his writing.
Lots of details of places, just like a guided tour. However, it is not terribly engaging reading once you get past the places to descriptions of people and events. Rogerson treats the issue of mystical revelation ra A biography of Muhammad. Rogerson treats the issue of mystical revelation rather well, without judgement.
He simply describes Muhammad as having visions. A wonderful book ,Indeed!!! I loved the author’s story telling style. He kept the book interesting till the last page. Jul 29, Yasir Jafri rated it it was amazing. Another informative book by the same author, actually, this is Part-I in the sequence Aug 22, 63alfred rated it it was amazing. Great historical intro to Islam for the Westerner. Jt rated it it was amazing Jan 30, Michael Johnson rated it it was amazing Dec 20, Cambrone rated it really liked it Jul 07, Sikander rated it liked it Sep 30, Ceri Davies rated it liked it Aug 15, Fitra Aden rated it really liked it Aug 30, Saul Meyer rated it really liked it May 28, Reem rated it really liked it Feb 15, Edward Cook rated it it was amazing Aug 02, Nightocelot rated it did not like it Nov 09, Roerson rated it liked it Jul 20, Hafida Zunaidi rated it really liked it Feb 23, Mira Miroo rated it it rogerspn ok Nov 29, Najamuddin rated it really liked it Sep 15,