Sir Thomas W. Arnold The Preaching of Islam

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The Preaching of Islam

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9788173051418: The Preaching of Islam

General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1896 Original Publisher: A. Constable and co. Subjects: Islam Religion / Islam / General Religion / Islam / History Social Science / Islamic Studies Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER II. STUDY OF THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD CONSIDERED AS A PREACHER- OF ISLAM. It is not proposed in this chapter to add another to the already numerous biographies of Muhammad, but rather to make a study of his life in one of its aspects only, viz. that in which the Prophet is presented to us as a preacher, as the apostle unto men of a new religion.1 The life of the founder of Islam and the inaugurator of its propaganda may naturally be expected to exhibit to us the true character of the missionary activity of this religion. If the life of the Prophet serves as the standard of conduct for the ordinary believer, it must do the same for the Muslim missionary. From the pattern, therefore, we may hope to learn something of the spirit that would animate those who sought to copy it, and of the methods they might be expected to adopt. For the missionary spirit of Islam is no after-thought in its history ; it interpenetrates the religion from its very commencement, and in the following sketch it is desired to show how this- is so, how Muhammad the Prophet is the type of the missionary of Islam. It is therefore beside the purpose to describe his early history, or the influences under which he grew up to manhood, or to consider him in the light either of a statesman or a general: it is as the preacher alone that he will demand our attention. When, after long internal conflict and disquietude, after whole days and nights of meditation and prayer in the cave of Moun...

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Book Description hardcover. Book Condition: New. The zeal for the truth of their religion has inspired Muhammadans to carry with them the message of Islam to the people of every land into which they penetrate. It is the history of the birth of this missionary zeal, its inspiring forces and the modes o Verify ISBN for International Edition, Year of Publication 1998 8173051410. Bookseller Inventory # 1878

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