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Author Ramadan, Tariq.

Title In the footsteps of the prophet : lessons from the life of Muhammad / Tariq Ramadan
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2007


Description 1 online resource (xii, 242 pages)
Contents Introduction ---- Encounter with the sacred --- Birth and education --- Personality and spiritual quest --- Revelation, knowledge --- The message and adversity --- Resistance, humility, and exile --- Trials, elevation, and hopes --- Hijrah --- Medina, life, and war --- Teachings and defeat --- Tricks and treason --- A dream, peace --- Coming home --- At home, over there --- Debtless --- In history, for eternity
Summary Named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most important innovators of the century, Tariq Ramadan is a leading Muslim scholar, with a large following especially among young European and American Muslims. Now, in his first book written for a wide audience, he offers a marvelous biography of the Prophet Muhammad, one that highlights the spiritual and ethical teachings of one of the most influential figures in human history. Here is a fresh and perceptive look at Muhammad, capturing a life that was often eventful, gripping, and highly charged. Ramadan provides both an intimate portrait of a man who was shy, kind, but determined, as well as a dramatic chronicle of a leader who launched a great religion and inspired a vast empire. More important, Ramadan presents the main events of the Prophet's life in a way that highlights his spiritual and ethical teachings. The book underscores the significance of the Prophet's example for some of today's most controversial issues, such as the treatment of the poor, the role of women, Islamic criminal punishments, war, racism, and relations with other religions. Selecting those facts and stories from which we can draw a profound and vivid spiritual picture, the author asks how can the Prophet's life remain--or become again--an example, a model, and an inspiration? And how can Muslims move from formalism--a fixation on ritual--toward a committed spiritual and social presence? In this thoughtful and engaging biography, Ramadan offers Muslims a new understanding of Muhammad's life and he introduces non-Muslims not just to the story of the Prophet, but to the spiritual and ethical riches of Islam. -- Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Appreciation
Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Ethics
Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Teachings
Muḥammad, Prophet, -632
Mohammed -- Moral.
Muslims -- Conduct of life
Islamic ethics.
RELIGION -- Islam -- General.
Art appreciation.
Islamic ethics.
Muslims -- Conduct of life.
Islam -- Moral.
Moral -- Mohammed.
Moral -- Islam.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199705467
Other Titles Lessons from the life of Muhammad