In the Footsteps of the Prophet
Named by Time magazine as one of the 100
most important innovators of the century, Tariq Ramadan is a leading Muslim
scholar, with a large following especially among young European and American
Muslims. Now, in his first book written for a wide audience, he offers a
marvelous biography of the Prophet Muhammad, one that highlights the spiritual
and ethical teachings of one of the most influential figures in human
Here is a fresh and perceptive look at Muhammad, capturing a life
that was often eventful, gripping, and highly charged. Ramadan provides both an
intimate portrait of a man who was shy, kind, but determined, as well as a
dramatic chronicle of a leader who launched a great religion and inspired a vast
empire. More important, Ramadan presents the main events of the Prophets life
in a way that highlights his spiritual and ethical teachings. The book
underscores the significance of the Prophets example for some of todays most
controversial issues, such as the treatment of the poor, the role of women,
Islamic criminal punishments, war, racism, and relations with other religions.
Selecting those facts and stories from which we can draw a profound and vivid
spiritual picture, the author asks how can the Prophets life remain--or become
again--an example, a model, and an inspiration? And how can Muslims move from
formalism--a fixation on ritual--toward a committed spiritual and social
In this thoughtful and engaging biography, Ramadan offers Muslims
a new understanding of Muhammads life and he introduces non-Muslims not just to
the story of the Prophet, but to the spiritual and ethical riches of Islam.
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