The Life of Muhammad
Islamic sanity has persistently resisted all attempts at deifying the Prophet’s person. Despite the fact that no human being has ever commanded as much respect and none has ever been object of so much affection by his followers, Muslims have rejected every suggestion imputing to the Prophet superhuman power or characteristics. By itself, and when compared with the conceptions of the careers of charismatic founders and leaders of other religions in history, the Muslims’ insistence on Muhammad’s humanity remains a miracle, a genuine triumph of the Muslim’s historical sense. This book is a tribute to the Muslim’s critical attitude inreligious matters. For centuries, the English reader has been presented with prejudiced literature about Islam and the Prophet. This translation has been a real effort to show the true picture.