The Prophet Muhammad: Islam and the Divine Message (World of Islam) (Paperback)

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Prophets serve as intermediaries between the human and divine worlds, granting them a special status in history across diverse religions and cultures. For Muslims, the Prophet Muhammad (570-632 CE) represents the culmination of the line of monotheistic prophets, including Abraham, Moses and Jesus. In his own lifetime, Muhammad overcame opposition and brought reforms, firmly establishing a thriving community of believers which would become a major world civilisation. Today, the Prophet's life and actions continue to inspire the Muslims worldwide.

The Prophet Muhammad presents an illuminating portrait of Muhammad in his capacity as God's messenger and an exemplary figure to Muslims. Revealing the challenges and triumphs of prophecy, Stephen Burge examines how prophets have inspired faith communities' relationship with the Divine, and one another. In doing so, this engaging account elucidates the enduring influence of prophecy and the profound legacy of the Prophet Muhammad.

About the Author

Stephen Burge is Senior Research Associate in the Qur'anic Studies Unit at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, and an ordained priest of the Church of England. He holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from The University of Edinburgh for his research on the 15th-century theologian and jurist, al-Suyuti. Among his publications are Angels in Islam, a topic on which he is a world specialist and The Meaning of the Word: Lexicology and Qur'anic Exegesis in addition to articles on the Qur'an, hadith (traditions of the Prophet) and their interpretation.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781838606565
ISBN-10: 1838606564
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company
Publication Date: December 24th, 2020
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: World of Islam