The Cambridge Companion to Muhammad
Jonathan E. Brockopp
Cambridge University Press, Apr 19, 2010 - History
As the Messenger of God, Muhammad stands at the heart of the Islamic religion, revered by Muslims throughout the world. The Cambridge Companion to Muhammad comprises a collection of essays by some of the most accomplished scholars in the field exploring the life and legacy of the Prophet. The book is divided into three sections, the first charting his biography and the milieu into which he was born, the revelation of the Qur'ān, and his role within the early Muslim community. The second part assesses his legacy as a law-maker, philosopher, and politician and, finally, in the third part, chapters examine how Muhammad has been remembered across history in biography, prose, poetry, and, most recently, in film and fiction. Essays are written to engage and inform students, teachers, and readers coming to the subject for the first time. They will come away with a deeper appreciation of the breadth of the Islamic tradition, of the centrality of the role of the Prophet in that tradition, and, indeed, of what it means to be a Muslim today.
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Part I Muammad in his world
warnings signs and miracles
3 Glimpses of Muammads Medinan decade
Part II Muammad in history
5 Personal piety
6 Muammad as the pole of existence
7 The Prophet Muammad in ritual
8 Muslim philosophers rationalist explanation of Muammads prophecy
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