Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters

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Harper Collins, Nov 17, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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In Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters, leading Islamic scholar Omid Safi presents a portrait of Muhammad that reveals his centrality in the devotions of modern Muslims around the world. This religious biography offers new insights into Islam, covering such hot button issues such as the spread of Islam, holy wars, the role of women, the significance of Jerusalem, tensions with Jews and Christians, wahabbi Islam, and the role of cyberspace in the evolution of the religion.

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User Review  - Sairah - Goodreads

Upon reading the first page of Omid Safi's “Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters,” I thought the book fit into the genre of “popular religion” books. The introduction invoked the “Muhammad ... Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

I majored in religion in college and took a few classes studying Islam. Some of the textbooks for those classes, histories of early Islam, still sit on my bookshelf. But it had been a while, so it ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Omid Safi, Ph.D., is professor of Islamic studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he specializes in Islamic mysticism (Sufism), contemporary Islamic thought, and medieval Islamic history. He is also the author of The Politics of Knowledge in Premodern Islam and the editor of Progressive Muslims.

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