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

By Annemarie Schimmel

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

In order to appreciate Muslim piety it's important 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. through the use of poetic texts and creative expressions and by means of studying day-by-day Muslim spiritual practices, Schimmel exhibits us the gentler part of Islamic non secular tradition, offering a much-needed realizing of faith because it is skilled and practiced within the Islamic world.

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

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