Most people in the West know very little about the prophet Muhammad. The acclaimed religious writer Karen Armstrong has written a biography which will give us a more accurate and profound understanding of Islam and the people who adhere to it so strongly. Muhammad also offers challenging comparisons with the two religions most closely related to it - Judaism and Christianity.
'Not just a sympathetic book that would dispel the misconceptions and misgivings of its western readers, but also a book that is of considerable importance to Muslims'.-- Muslim News
About the Author
Karen Armstrong spent seven years as a Roman Catholic nun, an experience she recollected in her bestselling autobiography, Through The Narrow Gate
. She is the author of the worldwide bestseller, A History of God
(which has now appeared in more than thirty languages), the acclaimed History of Jerusalem
and, most recently, Buddha
in the Weidenfeld & Nicolson Lives series. She is a teacher at the Leo Baeck College for the Study of Judaism and, in 1999, she received the Muslim Public Affairs Council Media Award.
Respectful, knowledgeable, and, above all, readable. It succeeds because [Armstrong] brings Muhammad to life as a fully rounded human being.--The Economist Karen Armstrong s sympathetic profile paints a portrait of a very human prophet--Wall Street Journal Karen Armstrong's sympathetic profile paints a portrait of a very human prophet--Wall Street Journal A good glimpse of how the vast majority of the world's Muslims understand their prophet.--New York Times