Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources by Martin Lings

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Martin Lings’ biography of Muhammad is an internationally acclaimed, comprehensive, and authoritative account of the life of the prophet. Based on the sira, the eighth- and ninth-century Arabic biographies that recount numerous events in the prophet’s life, it contains original English translations of many important passages that reveal the words of men and women who heard Muhammad speak and witnessed the events of his life.

A revised edition of the internationally acclaimed biography of the prophet

  • Includes important additions about the prophet’s spread of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states
  • Contains original English translations from 8th and 9th century biographies, presented in authoritative language
  • Represents the final updates made on the text before the author’s death in 2005

    Paperback 374 pages

    Inner Traditions 2006