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The quest for the historical Muhammad

by Ibn Warraq

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Published by Prometheus Books in Amherst, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Controversial literature,
  • Ouvrages de controverse,
  • Hadith,
  • Beeldvorming,
  • Islam

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementedited and translated by Ibn Warraq
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBP169 .Q47 2000
    The Physical Object
    Pagination554 p. ;
    Number of Pages554
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24929906M
    ISBN 101573927872
    ISBN 109781573927871
    LC Control Number99054420
    OCLC/WorldCa42718277

    Ibn Warraq, an author known for his criticism of Islam, has compiled several revisionist essays in his book, The Quest for the Historical Muhammad. Fred Donner, reviewing the book, notes that by favoring Wansbrough's school of revisionism, the author presents a "one-sided selection" that fails to consider the challenges to this line of. In no order of preference, the first is Clinton Bennett's In Search of Muhammad (); the second is Tarif Khalidi's Images of Muhammad: Narratives of the Prophet in Islam Across the Centuries (); and the third is The Quest for the Historical Muhammad () edited and translated by Ibn Warraq. Bennett's study is an effort by a Christian.

    The Quest for the Historical Muhammad. Editor: Ibn Warraq. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, pp. $ Japanese; Look up the Prophet Muhammad in any reference book and the outlines of his life are confidently on display: birth in C.E. in Mecca, career as a successful merchant, first revelation in , flight to Medina in   In his quest for the historical Muhammad, Zeitlin's chief aim is to catch glimpses of the birth of Islam and the role played by its extraordinary founder. Islam, as its Prophet came to conceive it, was a strict and absolute monotheism.

      The Modern Scholar: The Quest: The Historians' Search for Jesus and Muhammad audiobook, by Professor F. E. Peters Esteemed professor emeritus F. E. Peters compares the similarities and differences in the dual searches for the historical Jesus and the historical Muhammad. These quests have been the focus of considerable effort since the lifetime of each of these venerated 4/5. In his quest for the historical Muhammad, Zeitlin's chief aim is to catch glimpses of the birth of Islam and the role played by its extraordinary founder. Islam, as its Prophet came to conceive it, was a strict and absolute monotheism. How Muhamma.


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In his essay, ‘The Quest for the Historical Muhammad,’ F.E. Peters states, “Quite simply, there is no contemporary and contopological setting against which to read the Koran.

For early Islam there is no Josephus to provide a contemporary political context, no apocrypha for a spiritual context, and no Scrolls to illuminate a Palestinian /5(32).

In his essay, ‘The Quest for the Historical Muhammad,’ F.E. Peters states, “Quite simply, there is no contemporary and contopological setting against which to read the Koran. For early Islam there is no Josephus to provide a contemporary political context, no apocrypha for a spiritual context, and no Scrolls to illuminate a Palestinian /5.

The Quest for the Historical Muhammad (), edited by Ibn Warraq, is an anthology of 15 studies examining the origins of Islam and the contributors argue that traditional Islamic accounts of its history and the origins of the Quran are fictitious and based on historical revisionism aimed at forging a religious Arab identity.

Modern scholars differ in their assessment of the Quran as a historical source about Muhammad's life. According to the Encyclopedia of Islam, the "Qur'an responds constantly and often candidly to Muhammad's changing historical circumstances and contains a wealth of hidden data that are relevant to the task of the quest for the historical Muhammad.".

The Quest for the Historical Muhammad book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. More than one hundred years ago Western schola /5. Read this book on Questia.

Read the full-text online edition of The Quest for the Historical Muhammad (). Home» Browse» Books» Book details, The Quest for the Historical Muhammad. Chapter 8 the Quest of the Historical Muhammad The Quest of the Historical Muhammad the extent that we are ignorant of that history and culture, to that same extent we do not understand the man or the movement that followed in his wake.

The surviving evidence for both Jesus and Muhammad lies primarily in literary. Reviewer: rj - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - October 1, Subject: Review of Quest for Historical Muhammad Its a awesome book, and Pages: The Quest of the Historical Muhammad Arthur Jeffery. The Muslim World, vol.

In there appeared in Germany an epoch-marking work on the life of Christ, entitled "Von Reimarus zu Wrede," by a young and till then almost unknown scholar, Albert Schweitzer, whichFile Size: KB. The Quest of the Historical Muhammad / Arthur Jeffery ; 9.

A Revaluation of Islamic Traditions / Joseph Schacht ; Abraha and Muhammad: Some Observations Apropos of Chronology and Literary Topoi in the Early Arabic Historical Tradition / Lawrence L.

Conrad ; The Function of asbab al-nuzul in Quranic Exegesis / Andrew Rippin ; Get this from a library. The quest for the historical Muhammad. [Ibn Warraq.;] -- Scholars debate the accuracy of the Koran, quest to discover the biographical history of.

Buy this book Warraq, author of Why I Am Not a Muslim, here offers a ""quest for the historical Muhammad"" using the same methodology established by scholars attempting to uncover the historical.

This lopsided character makes The Quest for the Historical Muhammad a book that is likely to mislead many an unwary general reader. Most problematic of all, however, is the compiler’s agenda, which is not scholarship, but anti-Islam polemic.

The Quest for the Historical Muhammad, edited and translated by Ibn Warraq, Prometheus Books, 59 John Glenn Drive, Amherst, New YorkKoran, slavery and anti-Semitism The main source of slaves was the pilgrimages to Mecca where poor Sudanese would sell one of their children into slavery for to pay for they journey home.

In his quest for the historical Muhammad, Zeitlin's chief aim is to catch glimpses of the birth of Islam and the role played by its extraordinary founder. Islam, as its Prophet came to conceive it, was a strict and absolute monotheism. How Muhammad had arrived at this view is not a problem for Muslims, who believe that the Prophet received a revelation from Allah or God, mediated by the Angel.

The Quest for the Historical Muhammad by Ibn Warraq,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Quest for the Historical Muhammad: Ibn Warraq: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience/5(34).

The Quest for the Historical Muhammad. Edited by Ibn Warraq. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, pp. $ Reviewed by Daniel Pipes. Middle East QuarterlyAuthor: Daniel Pipes. In his quest for the historical Muhammad, Zeitlin's chief aim is to catch glimpses of the birth of Islam and the role played by its extraordinary founder.

Islam, as its Prophet came to conceive it, was a strict and absolute monotheism. How Muhammad had arrived at this view is not a problem for Muslims, who believe that the Prophet received a revelation from Allah or God, mediated by the Angel.

Their aim was to determine what could be known about Muhammad and the rise of early Islam quite apart from the pious and totally unobjective traditions preserved by the Muslim religious community. In some ways this research was inspired by a similar investigation of Christianity made famous by Albert Schweitzer's Quest of the Historical Jesus.

In his quest for the historical Muhammad, Zeitlin's chief aim is to catch glimpses of the birth of Islam and the role played by its extraordinary founder. Islam, as its Prophet came to conceive it, was a strict and absolute monotheism. How Muhammad had arrived at this view is not a problem for Muslims, who believe that the Prophet received a revelation from Allah or God, mediated by the Angel Reviews: 1.

Most importantly is his anthology The Quest for the Historical Muhammad (Prometheus ), although also relevant are Which Koran?

Variants, Manuscripts, Linguistics (Prometheus, ) and Koranic Allusions: The Biblical, Qumranian, and Pre-Islamic Background to .In a meticulous quest for the historical Muhammad, Armstrong first traces the West's long history of hostility toward Islam, which it has stigmatized as a ``religion of the sword.'' This sympathetic.The Quest for the Historical Muhammad.

Edited and Translated by Ibn Warraq. By Ibn Warraq. Prometheus Books. Amherst, New York, ISBN: Pages: From the flaps of the book.