EP.5–Religion: Approaching Muhammad (Challenges; Sources: Qur’an, Hadith, Sira)

September 27th, 2011

In this episode of the World of Islam, we continue our survey of the history of Islamic thought, by looking at some of the difficulties inherent in approaching the life and career of Muhammad. We consider what Muslim sources tell a modern historian about the Prophet of Islam.

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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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