Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters

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$17.99  $16.73
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HarperOne
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Pages
352
Dimensions
5.3 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
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Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061231353
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About the Author

Omid Safi is director of Duke University's Islamic Studies Center. He is the past Chair for the Study of Islam, and the current Chair for Islamic Mysticism Group at the American Academy of Religion. He is author or editor of several books, including Memories of Muhammad.

Reviews

"[Memories of Muhammad] attempts to discover the true Muhammad obscured by both hagiography and militant extremism...Safi is on the front edge of a generation of scholars who, with one foot in both worlds, are trying to explain Islam and the West to each other."--Religion News Service
"This book ranks as a milestone for non-Muslim readers. When most of the other books in this era are forgotten, people will continue to read Memories of Muhammad."--Read the Spirit
"Safi responds to all these Muhammad problems by giving us a highly readable and interesting retelling of the story of this man... [and] provides important background for anyone who wants to understand our friends and enemies among the more than one billion people who embrace Islam."--The Pilot
"Safi makes his argument by simply and beautifully narrating the life of Muhammad. Beyond offering a biography of the spiritual leader, Safi explicates his spiritual teachings and describes how he has been remembered by Muslims over 1,400 years."--Boston Globe
"Safi... brings the prophet into clearer focus with his book Memories of Muhammad. Safi provides a sweeping look at Muhammad's life and explores many of the controversial issues that color modern perceptions."--Washington Post Book World Blog
"Safi traces the three important stages of Muhammad's life: his climb up the mountain to receive God's revelation (through the prophet Gabriel); his flight from Mecca and Jerusalem to heaven where he has a direct encounter with God; and his migration from Mecca to Medina and back."--Raleigh News and Observer
"A fresh investigation of Islam's Prophet that uncovers a complex personality. . . . [Safi's] depiction of a profoundly humane and compassionate visionary offers a much needed corrective to the darker perspective promulgated by some Islamic extremists."--Booklist (starred review)
"...A rounded and revealing portrait of the life, work, and legacies of Muhammad."--Spirituality and Practice
"...Safi maintains that it is necessary to learn about the Prophet Muhammad in order to understand Islam and to engage in open and constructive dialogue."--Wisconsin Public Radio