Muhammad

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Oxford University Press, 1983 - Social Science - 94 pages
Just over a sixth of the world's population subscribes to the Muslim belief that `there is no god but God, and Muhammad is his Messenger'. Michael Cook gives an incisive account of the man who inspired this faith, drawing on the traditional Muslim sources to describe Muhammad's life andteaching. He also attempts to stand back from this traditional picture to question how far it is historically justified.
 

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Wonderful little introduction to Muhammad and Islam. Monotheistic Judaism and Christianity were making cultural headway into polytheistic pagan Arabia by the 7th century. Facing cultural challenge by ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The monotheist universe
25
Monotheist law
42
The sources
61
Origins
77
Copyright

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Michael Cook is a Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. He is the author of several books on the history of the Middle East.

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