The Expeditions: An Early Biography of Muhammad (Library of Arabic Literature)

The Expeditions is one of many oldest biographies of the Prophet Muhammad to outlive into the fashionable period. Its basic writer, Ma'mar ibn Rashid (714-770 AD/96-153 AH), was once a admired student from Basra in southern Iraq who was once respected for his studying in prophetic traditions, Islamic legislation, and the translation of the Qur'an. This interesting foundational seminal paintings comprises tales passed down by means of Ma'mar to his such a lot well known scholar, 'Abd al-Razzaq of Sanaa, concerning Muhammad’s youth and prophetic profession in addition to the adventures and tribulations of his earliest fans in the course of their conquest of the close to East.

Edited from a sole surviving manuscript, the Arabic textual content deals various stronger readings over these of prior variants, together with particular notes at the text’s transmission and variations as present in later works. This new translation, which renders the unique into readable, glossy English for the 1st time, is followed by means of a variety of annotations elucidating the cultural, spiritual and ancient contexts of the occasions and members defined inside its pages.

The Expeditions represents a major testimony to the earliest Muslims’ reminiscence of the lives of Muhammad and his partners, and is an imperative textual content for gaining perception into the old biography of either the Prophet and the increase of the Islamic empire.

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