By Barnaby Rogerson

Ignorance approximately Islam runs deep within the West – lack of expertise of its rites, its ideals, and notably its prophet.  Who was once Mohammad, the founding father of Islam, and the fellow Muslims think used to be God’s final prophet on the earth? during this concise and colourful account, the acclaimed author and broadcaster Barnaby Rogerson tells the tale of the illiterate orphan who used to be raised within the wasteland and proficient as a service provider at the camel exchange routes that criss-crossed Arabia, prior to defying his tribe to chanced on a brand new faith, identify a global language, and create a nearly unstoppable strength that basically a hundred years after his dying has conquered an empire stretching from the Pyrenees to the Hindu Kush. It was once whilst he used to be forty that Mohammad skilled his first revelation on a mountainside outdoor Mecca, listening to the divine order: "Recite!"  From then until eventually his flight from Mecca his story is one among rejection and persecution, however it can be considered one of difficult contradictions: why did he order the homicide of a Jewish tribe? And why did he marry 10 instances himself whereas limiting Muslims to 4 other halves? Barnaby Rogerson examines his confusing existence, and the way it has laid the root for a “clash of civilisations” among the Muslim and Christian worlds.

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