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The Cambridge companion to Muḥammad
Brockopp, Jonathan E., 1962-

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New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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xvii, 325 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Cambridge companions to religion

Cambridge companions to religion.
Arabian context of Muḥammad's life / Walid A. Saleh -- Muḥammad's message in Mecca: warnings, signs, and miracles / Uri Rubin -- Glimpses of Muḥammad's medinan decade / Michael Lecker -- Prophet as lawgiver and legal authority / Joseph E. Lowry -- Personal piety / Robert Gleave -- Muḥammad as the pole of existence / Carl W. Ernst -- Prophet Muḥammad in ritual / Marion Holmes Katz -- Muslim philosophers' rationalist explanation of Muḥammad's prophecy / Frank Griffel -- Where earth and heaven meet: remembering Muḥammad as head of state / Asma Afsaruddin -- Muḥammad in Sūfī eyes: phophetic legitimacy in medieval Iran and Central Asia / Shahzad Bashir -- European accounts of Muḥammad's life / John V. Tolan -- Religious biography of the Prophet Muḥammad in twenty-first-century Indonesia / Anna M. Gade -- Images of Muḥammad in literature, art, and music / Amir Hussain -- Muḥammad in the future / Abdulkader Tayob


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As the Messenger of God, Muhammad stands at the heart of the Islamic religion, revered by Muslims throughout the world. The Cambridge Companion to Muhammad comprises a collection of essays by some of the most accomplished scholars in the field exploring the life and legacy of the Prophet. The book is divided into three sections, the first charting his biography and the milieu into which he was born, the revelation of the Qur'ān, and his role within the early Muslim community. The second part assesses his legacy as a law-maker, philosopher, and politician and, finally, in the third part, chapters examine how Muhammad has been remembered across history in biography, prose, poetry, and, most recently, in film and fiction. Essays are written to engage and inform students, teachers, and readers coming to the subject for the first time. They will come away with a deeper appreciation of the breadth of the Islamic tradition, of the centrality of the role of the Prophet in that tradition, and, indeed, of what it means to be a Muslim today.

Table of Contents

IntroductionJonathan E. Brockopp
Part I Muhammad in His World
1 The Arabian context of Muhammad's life Walid Saleh
2 Muhammad's message in Mecca: warnings, signs, and miraclesUri Rubin
3 Glimpses of Muhammad's Medinan decadeMichael Lecker
Part II Muhammad in History
4 The Prophet as law-giver and legal authorityJoseph Lowry
5 Personal pietyRobert Gleave
6 Muhammad as pole of existenceCarl Ernst
7 The Prophet Muhammad in ritualMarion Katz
8 Muslim philosophers' rationalist explanation of Muhammad's prophecyFrank Griffel
9 Where earth and heaven meet: remembering Muhammad as head of stateAsma Afsaruddin
Part III Muhammad in Memory
10 Muhammad in sufi eyes: prophetic legitimacy in medieval Iran and Central AsiaShahzad Bashir
11 European accounts of Muhammad's lifeJohn V. Tolan
12 Religious biography of the Prophet Muhammad in twenty-first-century IndonesiaAnna M. Gade
13 Images of Muhammad in literature, art and musicAmir Hussain
14 Epilogue: Muhammad in the futureAbdulkader Tayob