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Karen Armstrong's immaculately researched new biography of Muhammad will enable readers to understand the true origins and spirituality of a faith that is all too often misrepresented as cruel, intolerant, and inherently violent. An acclaimed authority on religious and spiritual issues, Armstrong offers a balanced, in-depth portrait, revealing the man at the heart of Islam by dismantling centuries of misconceptions. Armstrong demonstrates that Muhammad's lifea pivot point in historyhas genuine relevance to the global crises we face today.
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Disclaimer: I read the book only in part; however, I have listened to the audiobook in full.
I was recommended this book years ago and read it then, I have since wanted to read this book again since it give a good insight into the basis of Muhammad's life.
Karen Armstrong's book provides maps, a useful glossary, ample references and, of course her usual clear, crisp prose in very readable form.
Very shallow attempt to depict the life of Muhammad and social/economic/cultural backdrop for the teachings of Quran. Read morePublished 3 days ago by R. Jose
Well written and impartial. So interesting to hear where modern Islam comes from and about the life of Muhammad, especially how he viewed women.Published 8 days ago by Stephanie Enslin
Karen was skilled in delving into the life of the prophet Muhammed and describes the stages of the nation building and the triumph of the great values brought to the Arabia. Read morePublished 21 days ago by ali darweesh
Well written and documented. Gave me a clearer understanding of the Islamic faith and dispelled a lot of my preconceptions about it and the man who founded it. Read morePublished 27 days ago by G. LAMONTAGNE