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Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources

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Unlike most of the positive reviews that you'll see, this isn't a review of Martin Lings nor is it a review of the Prophet Muhammad pbuh. I can't comprehend how anyone with an objective mind could ever praise this book to an English non-Muslim audience living in the 21st Century.

This book was written by a Muslim covert and I know this question isn’t really for this sub, I don’t think. Lings' sources have been the words of men and women who heard Muhammad (may God's peace and blessings be upon him) speak and witnessed his life.Reading through this book and learning more and more about Muhammad only made your original idea more firmer.

One of his disciples, Abu Dharr of the Bani Ghifar tribe organized highwaymen to waylay the caravans of Mecca but would offer to give back what he had taken on condition that the traders would testify to the oneness of god and the prophethood of Muhammad – in other words, accept Islam (p. The book has been published in twelve languages and has received numerous awards, including acknowledgment as best biography of the Prophet in English at the National Seerat Conference in Islamabad. ParabolaMartin Lings's biography of Muhammad is an internationally acclaimed, comprehensive, and authoritative account of the life of the Prophet. This is how GOD is defined in the Holy Quran, Surat al-Ikhlas,the Chapter of Sincerity, which is placed at the end of the Quran (say Koran), the third last as mentioned in the book. This is my second read of Lings’ classic biography, and after reading several other works from the same author, it becomes obvious how the universal essence which he sees also shines through in how he views the life of the Prophet (s.Though written in an archaic style, it is comparatively new, having published for the first time in 1983. Doctrinally, Muhammad becomes the symbolic Universal Human – the single universal exemplar of how to live the good life. You were pretty certain that the creator of the universe would find a better way to treat treacherous neighbors. This comes close to The Sealed Nectar by Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri, which is a personal favourite of mine. I would like to recommend all the believers and non-believers to study the life of the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (PBUH) to get complete guidance of life in a very beautiful manner.

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