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 missed by means of Western students and has for this reason by no means been understood by way of the Western global. utilizing unique assets within the numerous Islamic languages, Annemarie Schimmel explains the important position of Muhammad in Muslim existence, mystical inspiration, and poetry. She sees the veneration of Muhammad as having many parallels in different significant religions.

In order to appreciate Muslim piety it will be important take into consideration the lengthy heritage of the veneration of Muhammad. Schimmel discusses points of his existence, delivery, marriage, miracles, and heavenly trip, all of which grew to become matters for spiritual devotions. by utilizing poetic texts and inventive expressions and through studying day-by-day Muslim non secular practices, Schimmel indicates us the gentler facet 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 ebook in English to accommodate 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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