And Muhammad Is His Messenger: The Veneration of the Prophet by Annemarie Schimmel

By Annemarie Schimmel

the real position of the Prophet Muhammad within the daily lives of Muslims is mostly ignored via Western students and has accordingly by no means been understood by means of the Western global. utilizing unique resources within the quite a few Islamic languages, Annemarie Schimmel explains the important position of Muhammad in Muslim lifestyles, mystical suggestion, and poetry. She sees the veneration of Muhammad as having many parallels in different significant religions.

In order to appreciate Muslim piety it is vital take into consideration the lengthy heritage of the veneration of Muhammad. Schimmel discusses points of his lifestyles, beginning, marriage, miracles, and heavenly trip, all of which turned matters for spiritual devotions. by utilizing poetic texts and creative expressions and by means of reading day-by-day Muslim non secular practices, Schimmel exhibits us the gentler part of Islamic spiritual tradition, supplying a much-needed knowing of faith because it is skilled and practiced within the Islamic world.

This is the 1st ebook in English to house all features of the veneration of the Prophet Muhammad. it really is an multiplied model of Schimmel's Und Muhammad Ist Sein Prophet, initially released in German in 1981.

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