His Life Based on the Earliest Sources
Paperback ISBN: 1594771537
A revised edition of the internationally acclaimed biography of the prophet • Includes important additions about the prophet’s spread of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states • Contains original English translations from 8th and 9th century biographies, presented in authoritative language • Represents the final updates made on the text before the author’s death in 2005 Martin Lings’ biography of Muhammad is an internationally acclaimed, comprehensive, and authoritative account of the life of the prophet. Based on the sira, the eighth- and ninth-century Arabic biographies that recount numerous events in the prophet’s life, it contains original English translations of many important passages that reveal the words of men and women who heard Muhammad speak and witnessed the events of his life. Scrupulous and exhaustive in its fidelity to its sources, Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources is presented in a narrative style that is easily comprehensible, yet authentic and inspiring in its use of language, reflecting both the simplicity and grandeur of the story it tells. This revised edition includes new sections detailing the prophet’s expanding influence and his spreading of the message of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states. It represents the final updates made to the text before the author’s death in 2005. The book has been published in 12 languages and has received numerous awards, including acknowledgment as best biography of the prophet in English at the National Seerate Conference in Islamabad.
Who Speaks for Islam?
What a Billion Muslims Really Think
Hardcover ISBN: 1595620176
Draws on in-depth Gallup Organization research to offer insight into what the Muslim world actually believes about key global issues, in an account that seeks to differentiate extremists from everyday Muslims while imparting their opinions about such topics as the western world, democracy, and women's rights.
The Drowned Book
Ecstatic and Earthy Reflections of Bahauddin, the Father of Rumi
Hardcover ISBN: 0060591943
An English-language translation of the writings by the Islamic religious leader and father of Sufi poet Rumi includes a collection of mystical poems and observations on such topics as nature, humanity, and the mysteries of life.
Paperback ISBN: 0743289692
The author of The Caged Virgin recounts the story of her life, from her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia and escape from a forced marriage to her efforts to promote women's rights while surviving numerous threats to her safety. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Soldiers of God
With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Paperback ISBN: 1400030250
The author relates his time spent with Afghanistan's mujahidin during their fight against Soviet invaders and provides insight into the circumstances that led to the rise of the Taliban.