This is a Persian translation of S.R. Burge, The Prophet Muhammad.
Description from The Prophet Muhammad
Prophets serve as intermediaries between the human and divine worlds, granting them a special status in history across diverse religions and cultures. For Muslims, the Prophet Muhammad (570–632 CE) represents the culmination of the line of monotheistic prophets, including Abraham, Moses and Jesus. In his own lifetime, Muhammad overcame opposition and brought reforms, firmly establishing a thriving community of believers which would become a major world civilisation. Today, the Prophet’s life and actions continue to inspire Muslims worldwide.
The Prophet Muhammad presents an illuminating portrait of Muhammad in his capacity as God’s messenger and an exemplary figure to Muslims. Revealing the challenges and triumphs of prophecy, Stephen Burge examines how prophets have inspired faith communities’ relationship with the Divine, and one another. In doing so, this engaging account elucidates the enduring influence of prophecy and the profound legacy of the Prophet Muhammad.
Table of Contents from The Prophet Muhammad
Note on the Text
1. Who is a Prophet?
2. Writing the Life of Muhammad
3. Prophetic Past, Prophetic Future
4. Divine Commission
5. Prophetic Mission
6. The Resilient Prophet
7. The Prophet's Legacy
List of Illustrations
Stephen Burge is a Senior Research Associate in the Qur’anic Studies Unit at The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, and an ordained priest of the Church of England. He holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Edinburgh where his research focused on the works of 15th-century theologian and jurist Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti. Dr Burge has written extensively on angels, hadith (traditions of the Prophet Muhammad), and the interpretation of the Qur’an; among his publications are Angels in Islam (2012) and The Meaning of the Word: Lexicology and Qur’anic Exegesis (2015).