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Reflections on the Evolution of the Prophet’s Biographies in the East and West

Hussein Ahmad Amin

in The Sorrowful Muslim's Guide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474437073
eISBN:
9781474453653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437073.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter explores the concept of history of early Muslim historians and their attitude towards the Prophet’s biography (Sira). It discusses how evolving tastes and values affected their ... More


The Sorrowful Muslim's Guide

Hussein Ahmad Amin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474437073
eISBN:
9781474453653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437073.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Originally published in Arabic in 1983, this book remains a timely and important read today. Both the resurgence of Islamist politics and the political, social and intellectual upheaval which ... More


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