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The Resource The lives of Muhammad, Kecia Ali

The lives of Muhammad, Kecia Ali

Label
The lives of Muhammad
Title
The lives of Muhammad
Statement of responsibility
Kecia Ali
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Prophet{u2019}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 Muhammad{u2019}s character and the facts of his life. In the process, texts written symbolically came to be read literally. Muhammad{u2019}s accomplishments as a religious and political leader, his military encounters with Meccans and Medinan Jews, and{u2014}a subject of perennial interest{u2014}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 today{u2014}Muhammad the social reformer, Muhammad the consummate leader, Muhammad the ideal husband{u2014}arose in tandem and in tension with Western depictions. These were in turn shaped by new ideas about religion, sexuality, and human accomplishments.--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ali, Kecia
Dewey number
297.6/3092
Index
index present
LC call number
BP75.3
LC item number
.A454 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Muḥammad
  • Muḥammad
  • Biography
Label
The lives of Muhammad, Kecia Ali
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The historical Muhammad -- A true prophet -- Eminent Muslims -- The wife of Muhammad -- Mother of the faithful -- An enlightened man
Control code
872139406
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780674050600
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2014009174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)872139406
Label
The lives of Muhammad, Kecia Ali
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The historical Muhammad -- A true prophet -- Eminent Muslims -- The wife of Muhammad -- Mother of the faithful -- An enlightened man
Control code
872139406
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780674050600
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2014009174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)872139406

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