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The Life of Muhammad

Al-Waqidi's Kitab al-Maghazi

Edited by Rizwi Faizer

Routledge – 2011 – 588 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Classical Islam

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Description

Muhammad b. ‘Umar al-Waqidi was a Muslim scholar, born in Medina in the 1st Century. Of his several writings the most significant is the Kitab al-Maghazi, one of the earliest standard histories of the life of the Prophet.

Translated into English for the first time, Rizwi Faizer makes available this key text to a new, English-speaking audience. It includes an "Introduction" authored jointly by Rizwi Faizer and Andrew Rippin and a carefully prepared index. The book deals with the events of the Prophet’s life from the time of his emigration from Mecca to his death, and is generally considered to be biographical. Bringing together events in the Prophet’s life with appropriate passages of Qur’an in a considered sequence, the author presents an interpretation of Islam that existed in his times. It includes citations from the Qur’an, as well as poetry that appears to have been inspired by activities during his life.

This English translation of a seminal text on the life of Muhammad is an invaluable addition to the existing literature, and will be of great significance to students and scholars in the field of Islamic studies, Islamic history, Medieval history and Arabic literature.

Contents

Foreword Andrew Rippin Introduction Rizwi Faizer Al-Waqidi’s Kitab al-Maghazi

Author Bio

Rizwi Faizer is an independent scholar, formerly of McGill University. She has previously worked at the Asian Council for Law and Development in Colombo, Sri Lanka, before writing her MA thesis on Muslims Ethno-politics in Sri Lanka at the University of New Brunswick and her PhD in Islamic Studies in Montreal.

Name: The Life of Muhammad: Al-Waqidi's Kitab al-Maghazi (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Rizwi Faizer. Muhammad b. ‘Umar al-Waqidi was a Muslim scholar, born in Medina in the 1st Century. Of his several writings the most significant is the Kitab al-Maghazi, one of the earliest standard histories of the life of the Prophet. Translated into...
Categories: Middle East Studies, History of Islam, Islam, Islam - Religion