REVELATION: THE STORY OF MUHAMMAD (PEACE BE UPON HIM)
Author: Meraj Mohiuddin
Publisher: White Board Press
The first textbook of its kind in the English-speaking world, Revelation draws on the most authoritative sources to present a detailed yet refreshing guide to the life of the Prophet and the story of Qur'anic revelation.
The Story of Muhammad is a uniquely modern presentation of the life of the prophet Muhammad. Born out of a need for a fresh approach to classical texts, this book offers an intelligent presentation of a wide variety of scholarly viewpoints on the story of Muhammad and Qur’anic revelation. It also seeks to address a number of controversial topics that have been overlooked or dismissed in other works.
Never before seen in the English language, this biographical textbook weaves over 400 verses from the Qur’an into an authentic narrative of Muhammad’s life that includes 340 unique commentary points, 90 maps, family trees, and diagrams, over 250 helpful elaborations, and an interactive glossary of over 400 names. Additionally, the book is structured around a unique timeline that helps readers navigate the life of Muhammad.
Commentators in the book include Safi-ur-Rahman Al-Mubarakpuri, Karen Armstrong, Reza Aslan, Martin Lings, Tariq Ramadan, Adil Salahi, W. Montgomery Watt, and Hamza Yusuf. A modern, easy-to-understand translation of Qur’anic verses has been provided by Yahiya Emerick.
Revelation is designed for readers who are interested in understanding the historical and scriptural context of the Qur’an and how it was revealed. It is written in a welcoming style and is a valuable resource for Muslims, non-Muslims, students, teachers, and busy professionals.
Prophetic biography is one of the most important of our religion’s sciences, and this new addition to the increasingly rich and varied literature now available in the English language is both useful and accurate in its presentation and content. Drawing from several existing works of Sirah, this novel textbook format with copious images, maps, and diagrams will help visually-oriented readers to better grasp certain aspects of the Sirah. Prophetic biographies are especially valuable when taught to Muslims at an early age so they know better the mercy, wisdom, struggle and beauty of our Prophet, peace be upon him. This book should help to that end.
— Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, President & Co-Founder - Zaytuna College
About The Author: Meraj Mohiuddin is a Harvard-trained physician with a background in neuroscience. He has spent the past 12 years writing a comprehensive textbook for motivated students and busy professionals who are looking to rekindle their relationship with the Prophet and the Qur'an. Dr. Mohiuddin is also a teacher and writer who is specifically interested in examining how modern discoveries in human cognition and behavior may deepen our understanding of classical Islamic thought.