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  • Hardcover: 860 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Pakistan; New Impression edition (5 Jan. 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0196360331
  • ISBN-13: 978-0196360331
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 5.6 x 14.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 153,052 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By the truth seeker on 26 Oct. 2012
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The Life of MuhammadProphet Mohammed is presented to mankind as the "perfect human being of all times" by believing Muslims. His life is recorder or reflected in the Quran,in the Hadis tradition and in early historical accounts of early Islam such as Ibn Ishaq's Sirat Rasul Allah. However certain preferences, deeds and sayings of Prophet Mohammed recorded in these early and first hand sources create problems when projected against modern ethical values. The Prophet's desire for Aisha, their marriage when Aisha was seven years old, and the consummation of this marriage when she was seven is one of these problematic historical facts. The restored and translated version of Ibn Ishag's biography of the Prophet is the first record of his life and was written without sensitivities of "political correctness" which may emerge among believers and non-believers hundreds and thousand years later. It is therefore an extremely important source to approach early history of Islam as a historical problematic.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Charles Soper on 13 Nov. 2010
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A translated edition of the earliest full biography of Muhammad, Ibn Ishak has long held a reputation for being a no-holds-barred narrator of the Islamic prophet's life. His tone is reverent and honorific, but unwittingly candid. Embellished with curious and tortuous myths and accounts of the messenger's childhood, early recognition, and early prophetic experiences, Ibn Ishak is also one of three primary sources for the 'Satanic verses' episode. He matter of factly narrates the brutal command to torture Kinana, a leading Jew at Khaibar, to reveal his treasures, the very early consummation of his 'marriage' with the murdered man's wife, Safiyya, a strikingly beautiful teenage Jewess, as well as many other equally savage and shocking episodes.
This book is a lengthy but illuminating window into 7th century Arabia and a life which has shaped three continents, which is still curiously viewed as a pattern of purity and perfection by many.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 12 Nov. 2009
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This a trawl to be honest and sadly, probably of interest only to academics and scholarly Muslims. It is an eye opening account of the life of Islams' prophet. It is basically, a translation of the Sirat Rasul Allah by Ibn Ishaq, or what is left of it, after Hisham edited it, saying; "I am omitting things which Ishaq recorded in this book. I have omitted things which are disgraceful to discuss and matters which would distress certain people."
Thank goodness for Tabari who had an original copy of Ishaq's and qouted from it copiously (all of this is included here).
I can't actually believe that Muslims publish this material, such that it is freely available! It is an often shocking exposé of someone who is regarded as the highest example of humanity by one and a half billion people worldwide.
All I can say is, if you want to truly understand the behaviour of 'radical' Muslims then read this book.
There are no punches pulled here, it is written by early Muslims and so; is authentic. When I ask Muslim friends to comment on some of the things Muhammad is supposed to have done in this book, they either; refuse to believe it is a true account or they 'spin' it with 21st Century revisionism.
Read it; you won't be dissapointed!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By paulcollings on 14 Jan. 2013
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This was a difficult read. I felt i'd achieved something on completion. You need to be a dedicated reader to reach the end, but it is worth the effort. An interesting book on the life of Muhhamad. Very brutal, a bit of an eye openner.
If your looking to understand why the radical islamist's behave as they do in our modern times, this book could help you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tanya Garland on 5 May 2013
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I have been looking for the earliest records of Islam and found them in this book - collected memories of people who were there and knew Muhammed. It is a very good translation , easy to read and is very valuable for me and has been vital for the writing of my own book. - Tanya
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