Magazine article Islamic Horizons

Revelation: The Story of Muhammad

Magazine article Islamic Horizons

Revelation: The Story of Muhammad

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A QUEST TO UNDERSTAND THE QURAN Revelation: The Story of Muhammad Meraj Mohiuddin 2015. Pp. 440. PB. $80.00 Whiteboard Press, LLC., Scottsdale, Ariz.

The author, an anesthesiologist and athlete, presents a uniquely modern interpretation of the Prophet's (salla Allahu ?alayhi wa sallam) life. For Mohiuddin, the need for a fresh approach to classical texts emerged from his own quest to understand the Quran.

The answer came when he realized that the Companions did not read the Quran, but experienced it. It is quite remarkable that he could produce such a comprehensive study while pursuing his medical studies.

This biographical textbook offers a wide variety of scholarly viewpoints on the story of Muhammad and the revelation. Mohiuddin brings it to the forefront of the sirah by weaving Quranic verses into an authentic narrative of Muhammad's life. …

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