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The Prophet Muhammad By Barnaby Rogerson

The Prophet Muhammad
by Barnaby Rogerson

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He was the founder of a world empire and a new civilisation - the Prophet Muhammad
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The Prophet Muhammad by Barnaby Rogerson

The Prophet Muhammad is a hero for all mankind. In his lifetime he established a new religion, Islam; a new state, the first united Arabia; and a new literary language, the classical Arabic of the Qu'ran, for the Qu'ran is believed to be the word of God revealed to Muhammad by the angel Gabriel. A generation after his death he would be acknowledged as the founder of a world empire and a new civilisation. Any one of these achievements would have been more than enough to permanently establish his genius. To our early twenty-first century minds, what is all the more astonishing is that he also managed to stay true to himself and retained to his last days the humility, courtesy and humanity that he had learned as an orphan shepherd boy in central Arabia. If one looks for a parallel example from Christendom, you would have to combine the Emperor Constantine with St Francis and St Paul, an awesome prospect. Barnaby Rogerson's scintillating biography not only looks directly at the life of the Prophet Muhammad, but beautifully evokes for western readers the Arabian world into which he was born in 570 AD.

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The Prophet Muhammad Reviews


'A fascinating book about an extraordinary man, written with style and sympathy' - Fergus Fleming 'Rogerson can do epic scale, showstopping geography ... three empires contending for influence in Muhammad's Arabia. He makes you smell the frankincense' - Evening Standard

About Barnaby Rogerson


Barnaby Rogerson is author of the prestigious Cadogan Travel Guides to Cyprus, Morocco and (with Rose Baring) of Tunisia, as well as a history of North Africa. He is author of the forthcoming THE LAST CRUSADE (Little, Brown, 2004).

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GOR001723274
The Prophet Muhammad by Barnaby Rogerson
Barnaby Rogerson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown & Company
2003-02-20
256
0316861758
9780316861755
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