From Sarah Conover, co-author of the acclaimed Ayat Jamilah, Beautiful Signs: A Treasury of Islamic Wisdom for Children and Parents, comes a beautiful new book about Muhammad, revered by Muslims as the Messenger of God.
In the pages of Muhammad: The Story of a Prophet and Reformer, young readers will encounter a man very different from the figure often presented in Western popular culture. Drawing from biographies, the Quran, and hadith, Conover relates the story of a radical prophet who challenged the rich and powerful, guided his community of followers through a dangerous time of persecution and exile, formed alliances with people of different beliefs, and preached “love for humanity what you love for yourself.”
Before he became one of the most venerated, and most misunderstood, religious leaders in history, Muhammad was an orphaned child and shepherd…
With ornamental art. For ages 12 and older.
“This is a luminous introduction to the life and mission of the Prophet Muhammad. I enjoyed every word of it. It will inspire people of all backgrounds and ages.”Eboo Patel Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core
“I recommend this book to all those who are honestly struggling against bigotry and ignorance. This is a useful tool in the hands of truth seekers and peacmakers.”Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed, National Director Office for Interfaith & Community Alliances Islamic Society of North America
"Conover, author of multiple religion books including the prize-winning Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs: A Treasury of Islamic Wisdom for Children and Parents, adds herself to the growing list of biographers of the Prophet Muhammad. Her approach has a twist, though: aiming at teen readers, she adds imaginative, descriptive details and writes narratively--a departure from straightforward exposition. . . . Carefully separating the facts from the liberties in an appendix, which also includes a time line and glossary, Conover ends her tale with the arrival of Muhammad in Medina, marking the beginning of the Islamic calendar. In her talented hands, Muhammad's story stays rooted in tradition, but takes on new dimensions that all readers, even seasoned ones, will appreciate and enjoy." -Publisher's Weekly
"This book is uniquely precious and timely. Filled with grace and beauty, this highly engaging story will stimulate minds and open hearts." --Imam Jamal Rahman, author of Spiritual Gems of Islam- Insights and Practices from the Qur'an, Hadith, Rumi and Muslim Teaching: Stories to Enlighten the Heart and Mind
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