In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad

In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad by Tariq Ramadan 0195374762 9780195374766
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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 theProphet 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 avast empire. More important, Ramadan presents the main events of the Prophets life in a way that highlights his spiritual and ethical teachings. The book underscores the significance of the Prophets example for some of todays most controversial issues, such as the treatment of the poor, the roleof 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 Prophets 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 Muhammads life and he introduces non-Muslims not just to the story of the Prophet, but to the spiritual and ethical riches of Islam.

Author: Tariq Ramadan

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 256

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2009-01-06


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