Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP84541831
Synopsis: Famed for his beautiful voice, Bilal is known as the first muezzin in Islam. He hears the Prophet begin his teaching and when told to beat a fellow slave for repeating Mohammad's assertion that slaves are the equal of their masters, he refuses and is himself almost beaten to death. Bilal is saved by the prayers of the Prophet and takes his place as one of Mohammad's earliest followers.
H. A. L. Craig's book gives Bilal a voice to tell his own story. As an old man in Damascus he recalls the early struggles of the faithful and their work to spread Islam. The great battles and successes of those early years are brought vividly to life, including Bilal's finest moment. When Mohammad and his followers take Mecca it is Bilal who gives the first call to prayer in what became Islam's holiest city.
Bilal, an Abyssinian, was the first black convert to Islam and both Sunni and Shi'a revere him. The need to understand Islam has never been more essential. H. A. L. Craig's book provides an accessible and informative account of the beginnings of the faith.
About the Author: H. A. L. Craig wrote the screenplay for the film Mohammad-Messenger of God, and has a deep and sympathetic knowledge of Islam. He is also a poet and has written verse for plays for the BBC. He is author of five film-scripts (notably Waterloo) and at one time was a drama critic for the New Statesman. He died in Rome in 1978.
Publication Date: 1977
Book Condition: Fair
Edition: Edition Unstated.
Book Description Quartet Books, Limited. Paperback. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0704331608I3N00
Book Description Quartet Books, London:, 1977. paperback. Condition: fine copy. [First Edition]. trade pbk orig, illus cover, $4.95 listed at back; 158 pgs, fictional autobiography of this slave, an early follower of Mohammad; w/ 32 pgs of color photos from the film, "Mohammad-Messenger of God". Seller Inventory # 1528
Book Description Quartet, 1977. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0704331608-2-4
Book Description Quartet, 1977. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020704331608
Book Description Quartet, 1977. Paperback. Condition: Good. Edition Unstated. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0704331608
Book Description Quartet, 1977. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110704331608
Book Description Quartet, 1977. Paperback. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P010704331608