THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD Hardcover – 1967
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The original "Life of Muhammad" by Ibn Ishaq is now lost, however a version of the text by Ibn Hisham exists, and this is what's used by Edward Rehastek and A. Guillaume in his own transalation of Ibn Ishaq's book.
Rehastek's translation is further edited by Michael Edwardes of the The Folio Society in 2003, and it's this version that you will find in this book.
Unlike A. Guillaume's translation, this book is very light reading and complements A. Guillaume's more literal translation. Guillaume's translation is 690 pages whereas the Folio Society's summary is only 160 pages. The hardback book is traditionally bound and comes in a case that will preserve the book for years.
For example his birth was 'predicted' by three wise men and there was a guiding star. Where have I heard that before.
Hagiography is fine so long as people don't take all of it literally
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