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  • His Life Based on the Earliest Sources
  • Written by: Martin Lings
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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Muhammad

Written by: Martin Lings
Narrated by: Sean Barrett
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Publisher's Summary

Widely recognized as the best biography of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in English, Dr. Martin Lings' award-winning book is now available in audio, read by well-known narrator Sean Barrett. This excellent audiobook is the first of its kind and has been selected by a number of organizations as a worthy introduction to the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), including Muslim Welfare House, London, and the Muslim Council of Britain.
©2003 Meem Ltd. (P)2003 Meem Ltd.

What the critics say

"This work is widely recognized as the most readable account of the life of the Prophet to date." ( The Times, London)
"For those interested in Islam in one way or another, it is mesmerizing." ( Parabola)

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Enjoyed the story

I enjoyed the story, however some events I would question and a better narrator would have been preferred.

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enough

all in all a good, detailed, yet open to interpretation account of Mohammad’s life from start to end. Gives many details and some open ideas of certain situations where sources clash (His age was 12, but other sources say 10, etc). Narration was good, coherent. Great book if you’d like to know the beginnings of Islam, small details surrounding how Mohammad received his messages from god, his military actions, love life,

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Not a history book.

The book has a deeply devotional approach, not the historical inquiry into the life of the prophit that the title implies. Some of the incidents mentioned, have a very limited acceptance from a historical point of view. The book is not a bad one, but the name can be considered misleading.

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More details

The story was great except for the author trying to sexualize the story. I suggest people to use other sources for more accurate details

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Not unabridged

Beautiful book. Wonderful prose. The reading is good. However, it is an abridgement and not the entire book. I was disappointed.

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Everything Is Weak

Well, if we put Islam aside for a minute and look at this as a normal book.
It's a weak story, in times it doesn't even make sense.
The sheer number of edits that have been done on this story throughout the years is so much that the real story is well buried under the propaganda, and it shows.
You can be sure most of the things being said in this book are the product of later times, not the actual events and dialogues.

It's an extremely simple story, the performer could be better too, all and all I don't recommend it.

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Missing chapters

Audio Book is missing chapters like 46 and 47. Probably more. I was following along with the physical copy and noticed this.

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Beautiful

Wonderful and insightful. This dove deep into the story of the Prophet ﷺ and really gave a delightful experience.

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Highly Recommended

Engaging and truly insightful book on the life of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. The narrator was exceptional and the sound quality easy on the ears.

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Beautiful book

The book telling and the narrative was beautifully done. I found myself shed a tear at the end.

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