Lives of Muhammad

ISBN-10: 0674050606
ISBN-13: 9780674050600
Edition: 2014
Authors: Kecia Ali
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Description: Recent outbursts sparked by a viral video and controversial cartoons powerfully illustrate the passions and sensitivities that continue to surround the depiction of the seventh-century founder of Islam. The Lives of Muhammad delves into the many  More...

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/7/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Recent outbursts sparked by a viral video and controversial cartoons powerfully illustrate the passions and sensitivities that continue to surround the depiction of the seventh-century founder of Islam. The Lives of Muhammad delves into the many ways the Prophetâe(tm)s life story has been told from the earliest days of Islam to the present, by both Muslims and non-Muslims. Emphasizing the major transformations since the nineteenth century, Kecia Ali shows that far from being mutually opposed, these various perspectives have become increasingly interdependent.Since the nineteenth century, two separate streams of writing, one hagiographic and the other polemical, have merged into a single, contentious story about the life of Muhammad. Protestant missionaries, European Orientalists, Indian and Egyptian modernists, and American voices across the spectrum, including preachers, scholars, Islamophobes, journalists, academics, and new-age gurus, debated Muhammadâe(tm)s character and the facts of his life. In the process, texts written symbolically came to be read literally. Muhammadâe(tm)s accomplishments as a religious and political leader, his military encounters with Meccans and Medinan Jews, andâe"a subject of perennial interestâe"his relationships with women, including his young wife Aisha, are among the key subjects writers engaged, repurposing early materials for new circumstances.Many of the ideas about Muhammad that Muslims embrace todayâe"Muhammad the social reformer, Muhammad the consummate leader, Muhammad the ideal husbandâe"arose in tandem and in tension with Western depictions. These were in turn shaped by new ideas about religion, sexuality, and human accomplishments.

Kecia Ali is Associate Professor of Religion at Boston University.

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