The Cambridge companion to Muhammad

As the Messenger of God, Muhammad stands at the heart of the Islamic religion, revered by Muslims throughout the world. The Cambridge Companion to Muhammad comprises a collection of essays by some of the most accomplished scholars in the field exploring the life and legacy of the Prophet. The book i...

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Contributors: Brockopp, Jonathan E. 1962- (Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge, UK [u.a.] Cambridge Univ. Press 2010
In:Year: 2010
Series/Journal:The Cambridge Companions to Religion
Cambridge companions to religion
The companions to philosophy, religion and culture
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Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Muḥammad 570-632
Further subjects:B Collection of essays
B Muḥammad ; Prophet ; -632 ; Biography ; History and criticism
B Muḥammad Prophet d. 632 Biography History and criticism
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
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Summary:As the Messenger of God, Muhammad stands at the heart of the Islamic religion, revered by Muslims throughout the world. The Cambridge Companion to Muhammad comprises a collection of essays by some of the most accomplished scholars in the field exploring the life and legacy of the Prophet. The book is divided into three sections, the first charting his biography and the milieu into which he was born, the revelation of the Qur'ān, and his role within the early Muslim community. The second part assesses his legacy as a law-maker, philosopher, and politician and, finally, in the third part, chapters examine how Muhammad has been remembered across history in biography, prose, poetry, and, most recently, in film and fiction. Essays are written to engage and inform students, teachers, and readers coming to the subject for the first time. They will come away with a deeper appreciation of the breadth of the Islamic tradition, of the centrality of the role of the Prophet in that tradition, and, indeed, of what it means to be a Muslim today.
Item Description:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 09 Nov 2015)
ISBN:0521886074
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CCOL9780521886079