Barnaby Rogerson. · Rating details · ratings · 15 reviews. The Prophet Muhammad is a hero for all mankind. In his lifetime he established a new. Barnaby Rogerson is the author of The Prophet Muhammad ( avg rating, ratings, 15 reviews, published ), The Heirs of Muhammad ( avg rating. The latest Tweets from Barnaby Rogerson (@BarnabyRogerson). lyterary-lyger, freeloading traveller, collector of books, myths and ancestors. London Attic.
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The Prophet Muhammad: A Biography
Needed more details of the Prophet’s life and behaviour. Eland has been adept at picking up authors unloved by their big publishers, who require signifi cant sales to keep a book in print.
A generation after his death he would be acknowledged as the founder of a worl The Prophet Muhammad is a hero for all mankind. Firstly it should be appreciated that this is a book about Muhammad being a biography and not about Islam, so do not expect to get any great insights into what Islam is about though you will get a much better understanding of its origins and original concepts or why the religion is at the centre of so much global turmoil in the 21st century, since the book effectively finishes with the death of this prophet in AD.
I have read many books on this subject, this is the first time where the writer has kept me interested throughout the storytelling of the life of the Prophet Muhammed.
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For example, rather than simply describing the Muslim siege of the Beni Quraysh fortress and the subsequent beheadings of its male inhabitants under Muhammad’s approval, the author conveniently intervenes on behalf of the Bzrnaby, by reasoning that Muhammad essentially was left with no other alternative.
This may be unfair of me. However, it is not terribly engaging reading once you get past the places to descriptions of people and events.
The author also makes the spurious assertion that the gospels were written over a century after Jesus’ death. Life as a solo traveller was less comfortable for Rogerson, who caught the bug from Gavin Maxwell’s Lords of the Atlas now published by Eland as a teenager and decided to seek out the Moroccan kasbahs described in the book.
When it became clear that raising two children wasn’t entirely compatible with writing travel guides, the family settled in EC1. Read more Read less. No trivia or quizzes yet. Want to Read saving…. Nov 07, Bart rated it really liked it Shelves: I have read the book but I need to read it once again to understand it better but I am sure that this time it will not take that long Paperbackpages.
The book is written by an Englishman who while he admits his lack of ability to speak Arabic has clearly been submerged for a long time in Arab culture and the omnipresence of Islam in those countries, being the writer of a number of well received travel books on the region.
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Holding Ona Seventies novel by Mervyn Jones. If one looks for a parallel example in the history of Christianity, one would have to combine Paul the Apostle with the Emperor Constantine and Francis of Assisi.
In his lifetime Muhammad established a new religion, Islam; a new state, the first united Arabia; and a new literary language–the classical Arabic of the Qur’an. Aug 22, 63alfred rated it it was amazing. Rogerson’s own wanderlust is incurable and he recently returned from Algeria rogersonn safely nontourist”.
Barnaby Rogerson (Author of The Heirs of Muhammad)
Rogerson has been rogerdon guide in the Middle East for over two decades, and it shows in his writing. While obviously knowing his subject inside out, Rogerson has cleverly avoided this trap, concentrating instead on the tale itself, freeing up the flow of knowledge blocked by the academic approach.
With travel writing bwrnaby Norman Lewis, Martha Gellhorn and even Winston Churchill, the publisher has won plaudits for keeping classic works available and rediscovering authors who open up our understanding of other cultures. Trivia About The Prophet Muham Open Preview See a Problem? An object outsiders view, a must read. Only the way the rules regarding marriage were changed when it suited Muhammad gets any attention and even that is basically brushed roverson with “He was a man, after all”.
In a world where the understanding of religions is ever more essential, Barnaby Rogerson’s book could not be better timed. Entwined with Rogerson’s well-told yarn are insights into the origins of Muslim culture and practice A Kid’s Review 4.