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    Book: Muhammad - His Life Based on the Earliest Sources?

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    Hi All,
    I've been hunting around for a definitive, non-bias biography on Muhammad in English. This one from Martin Lings appears to 'tick all the boxes' but I just thought I would run the question through this forum to gather a few opinions as to whether you do consider this to be a viable biography or if a more balanced or indeed comprehensive account exists in the English language.
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    Robert

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    Re: Book: Muhammad - His Life Based on the Earliest Sources?

    From what I've heard, it's generally a great biography.
    However, what is said about the Prophet's (may God's peace and blessings be upon him) marriage to Zaynab (may God be pleased with her) isn't correct.

    http://www.islamtoday.com/show_detai...&main_cat_id=2

    Other than that - it's a good biography.

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    Re: Book: Muhammad - His Life Based on the Earliest Sources?

    I don't think you will find a more comprehensive biography of the Prophet (peace be upon him) in the English language than the one by Martin Lings.

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    Re: Book: Muhammad - His Life Based on the Earliest Sources?

    yeh its a good book, but i dont like how its written...if you wanna read a good book about the life of prophet muhammed s.a.w, read

    Muhammad: Man and Prophet (Adil M Salahi)
    prthats a a good book, easy and simple to understand..

    http://onlineislamicstore.com/b7111.html

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    Re: Book: Muhammad - His Life Based on the Earliest Sources?

    Martin Lings; Best narrative of Seerah yet. I loved it! The moment I read it I came to realize how human and real Prophet Muhammad was, a person who was alive and did magnificent things, not some mythical hero of an epic written by unknown sages.
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    How are you? I have read the biography by Martin Lings and it is very good. I found it very helpful in understanding the life of our Beloved Prophet (saw). I highly recommend this book.

    Abdul Rehman!


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    Re: Book: Muhammad - His Life Based on the Earliest Sources?

    I would like to thank everyone most kindly for their help. It would seem then that Dr. Ling's biography is indeed a worthy addition to my library.

    I am reading another Seerah at the moment - The Life of Muhammad by Tahia Al-Ismail and although I haven't read Ling's version yet I'm finding this one to be most interesting. Not sure if anyone has any comments on this version?
    Anyway many thanks again everyone for all of your help and guidance.
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    Robert


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