EP.6–Religion: Sira I “Muhammad in Mecca”

October 11th, 2011

This episode of the podcast presents a summary of what the traditional sira tells us about Muhammad's life in Mecca, including his early life, the start of his mission as a prophet, and the difficulties he encounters in this environment.

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Sources and Recommended Readings:

Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Jonathan A.C. Brown

Muhammad (Past Masters) by Michael Cook

Images of Muhammad: Narratives of the Prophet in Islam Across the Centuries by Tarif Khalidi

The Life of Muhammad by I. Ishaq

Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters by Omid Safi

The Cambridge Companion to Muhammad (Cambridge Companions to Religion) by Jonathan E. Brockopp

Muhammad and the Believers: At the Origins of Islam by Fred M. Donner

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