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3.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 5 3.79 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Armstrong Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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From the best-selling author of Islam: A Short History comes an important addition to the Eminent Lives book series. A former Roman Catholic nun and winner of a Muslim Public Affairs Council Media Award, Karen Armstrong shows how Muhammad's life can teach us a great deal about our world. More is known about Muhammad than any other major religion founder, yet he remains mysterious.

Born in 570 CE, he spent six decades spreading his message of peace and compassion. Yet for many people today, their knowledge of Muhammad is rife with misconceptions and misinformation, often fueled by bigotry. Armstrong sets the record straight, shattering the myth that Islam is a religion of cruelty and violence. One of the world's leading religious experts, Armstrong is a deeply respected voice in the continuous struggle for interfaith understanding. Her cogent assessment of Muhammad's genius and insightful summary of his authentic beliefs are priceless in this modern world troubled by religious extremism and intolerance. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 12/18/2013

    " An engaging, approachable biography of the Prophet. This text places much of the detail of Muhammad's life, environment, and career in a context that remains accessible regardless of the reader's background. The result is a rather human portrait of the man that can be appreciated even in the absence of much--or any--knowledge about Islam. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 12/17/2013

    " good to understand a bit about Muhammad in the context of his time and the Arabian desert. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hadia | 12/11/2013

    " a must read,,,,,times r changing so lets change our perspective "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martin | 12/4/2013

    " Life of the muslim prophet Muhammed "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 peterlovefuzz | 12/2/2013

    " Karen Armstrong selalu jernih dan bersahabat ketika berbicara tentang dunia Islam, dalam sudut pandangnya sendiri. Like it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 za | 11/4/2013

    " Saya memiliki versi terjemahan dalam Bahasa Indonesia. Pengantar versi terjemahan ditulis oleh Jalaluddin Rakhmat. Buku ini kembali menjadi buku serius yang saya baca. Sebelumnya saya lebih banyak membaca buku fiksi. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 10/12/2013

    " A great explanation of Muhammad and his "revelations." Somewhat biased but that was helpful to understand that perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay Em | 4/3/2013

    " A good, somewhat superficial read. Tends to gloss over troubling topics and focuses on Muhammad's humanity and personal qualities. Not recommended for in depth religious study, but a welcome perspective from a largely egalitarian, western author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Indah Threez Lestari | 3/26/2013

    " Sudah punya versi terbitan Risalah Gusti, tapi sayang melewatkan terbitan hardcover Mizan ini di Sudirman Citiwalk kemarin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 2/12/2013

    " A very readable and compelling story about an extremely interesting person. Her own interpretive framework bears checking, perhaps with _Muhammad: Hist Life Based on the Earliest Sources_ by Martin Lings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 11/15/2012

    " Not nearly as engaging or well-written as her earlier biography of the prophet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Euisry Noor | 11/7/2012

    " Lumayan, untuk ukuran tertentu. Tapi memang membacanya harus kritis. Bagi muslim khususnya, beberapa poin tentang penafsiran kisah hidup Nabi perlu di-cross check tuh dengan sumber-sumber lain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret Sankey | 6/22/2012

    " Because I can always use another review before I try to simplify a major world religion and its historical context for World History lectures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lamia | 6/5/2012

    " It was more about the start of Islam rather then the life of the Prophet which was a bit disappointing... however interesting depiction of Saudi Arabia and their lifestyle and why Islam HAD to come. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vic | 3/17/2012

    " Really interesting!! Definitely a topic worth investigating. This account was Karen Armstrong was enlightening and at times moving. I felt like it fizzled out a little at the end, like she was ready to be done with the book maybe? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 12/7/2011

    " It's been a while since I read this, but I found it to be a very good primer on Muhammad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derek | 5/13/2011

    " A good, quick overview of Muhammad's life. Like her short history of Islam, Armstrong tries to fit too much into too little space. Nevertheless, this is a good introduction to Muhammad's life and it gives one an idea of how the Koran came to be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 4/1/2011

    " A well written and interesting brief biography of the prophet Muhammad. This book is written for the Western reader and does a good job of explaining the history and context of Muhammad's time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 2/15/2011

    " This was aninteresting, pleasant, easy read although, because of the arabic names, it was a bit difficult to remember who all the different people were. But it has given me a good basic idea of the origins of Islam and the Qur'an. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vic | 2/7/2011

    " Really interesting!! Definitely a topic worth investigating. This account was Karen Armstrong was enlightening and at times moving. I felt like it fizzled out a little at the end, like she was ready to be done with the book maybe? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 11/18/2010

    " good to understand a bit about Muhammad in the context of his time and the Arabian desert. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 peterlovefuzz | 10/10/2010

    " Karen Armstrong selalu jernih dan bersahabat ketika berbicara tentang dunia Islam, dalam sudut pandangnya sendiri. Like it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ebadur | 8/16/2010

    " Ok, the title is beautiful (Shaykh Hamza said he's 'envious' of it), but I felt I didn't really learn much new from this read..'Martin Lings's 'Muhammad: His life based on the earliest sources' is just the way to go...:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Threez | 1/9/2010

    " Sudah punya versi terbitan Risalah Gusti, tapi sayang melewatkan terbitan hardcover Mizan ini di Sudirman Citiwalk kemarin. "

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About the Author
Author Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong is the author of numerous books on religious affairs. Her work has been translated into forty languages, and she has written three television documentaries. Since September 11, 2001, she has been a frequent contributor to conferences, panels, newspapers, periodicals, and other media on both sides of the Atlantic on the subject of Islam. She lives in London.