Muhammad: Prophet and Statesman

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Oxford University Press, 1961 - Religion - 250 pages
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A short account of the life and achievements of one of the great figures of history, this volume also serves as an excellent introduction to one of the world's major religions. Written with objectivity, the book opens with a background chapter on the birth and early life of the Prophet in Mecca. Dr. Watt tells of Muhammad's struggle to make his way as an untrained orphan in the city's commercial world, and his call to prophethood as a result of visions.
  

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A bit of a dusty, clinical biography of Muhammad that is more interested in the nature of the evidence than in telling a narrative story or giving the reader a "feel" of the founder of Islam. A Muslim ... Read full review

Contents

THE GIFTED ORPHAN
1
THE CALL TO PROPHETHOOD
14
OPPOSITION AND REJECTION
56
THE EMIGRATION TO MEDINA
83
THE PROVOCATION OF THE MECCANS
102
THE FAILURE OF THE MECCAN RIPOSTE
127
THE WINNING OF THE MECCANS
176
RULER IN ARABIA
212
ASSESSMENT
229
NOTES ON THE SOURCES
241
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W. Montgomery Watt is at University of Edinburgh (Emeritus).

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