"Khalidi's new book, like his previous book, The Muslim Jesus, is a remarkable find in the often stormy sea of misinformation on the religion of Islam and Islamic history."
--Winnipeg Free Press, September 13, 2009
"A courageous and seminal work...pathbreaking analysis of a difficult subject...Images of the Prophet is a fascinating and beautifully written book that deserves the widest possible attention."
--Middle East Policy, vol.xvii, no.1, Spring 2010"Its answer to the question "Who is Muhammad?' provides one of the most illuminating discussions about the centrality of the Prophet to Islam that has appeared in years."
--Professor David Thomas, Islam and Christian Muslim Relations, vol 23, number 1, January 2012.
"An elegant and nuanced account of the origin and evolution of the Prophet's story...chapter 8 is a tour de force."
--Dr Tim Winter, Speculum, vol 86, issue 2, 2011.
"Khalidi presents a wholly new, unified and even surprising view of the man who founded Islam."
--Publishers Weekly, August, 2009.
"A wonderful overview of how Muslims have viewed their prophet...deep erudition on every page...brilliantly informative...beautifully written...consummately well informed."Prof FM Donner, Journal of Near Eastern Studies, vol.71, no.2, October 2012
About the Author
TARIF KHALIDI is Sheikh Zayed Chair in Islamic and Arabic Studies at the American University in Beirut. He is the author of The Muslim Jesus
, and was previously Sir Thomas Adams’s Professor of Arabic, director of the Centre of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, and a fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. Born in Jerusalem, he now lives in Beirut, Lebanon.