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Muhammad His Life based on the Earliest Sources Acclaimed worldwide as the ultimate resource material on the topic in the English language Martin Lings Life of Muhammad is unmatched by any other book It is said to be the most definitive biography First published in 1983 it is based on Arabic sources of the eighth and ninth centuries Some important passages of these are translated in Martin Lings work The volume owes the freshness of its approach to the words of the men and women who heard Muhammad speak and witnessed the events of his life This not only ensures accuracy but also makes available valuable historical data Lings writing is characterized by his exceptional gift for the narrative and for detailed description His work reflects at once the simplicity and magnificence of the story of the great mans life This is easily the best biography of the Prophet in the English language Dr Victor Danner An enthralling story that combines impeccable scholarship with a rare sense of the sacred worthy of the subject The Spectator Mohammed literally one praised was born and raised in Mecca in Arabia There is much source material on the life of the Prophet Mohammed The book of revelations that he received from the Archangel Gabriel is known as the Quran The Quran does not contain the life of Mohammed directly although there are references made to it by the Archangel and neither are the words of Mohammed in the Quran although the Archangel does instruct Mohammed on what to say in various situations The book of sayings of Mohammed as well as his deeds is known as the Hadith Mohammeds life is a dramatic tale of exile from his home town of Mecca to the nearby town of Medina after which his following grew so rapidly that he actually defeated the Meccan armies in numerous battles later to
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