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Book Club #5|In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad

  • Nov 9, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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NOTE: Due to the lack of transportation going into the city, this meetup is being postponed until November 9th. Hope you got through the storm OK!

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For our fifth book club selection, we will be reading, "In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad," by Tariq Ramadan.

Named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most important innovators of the century, Tariq Ramadan is a leading Muslim scholar, with a large following especially among young European and American Muslims. Now, in his first book written for a wide audience, he offers a marvelous biography of the Prophet Muhammad, one that highlights the spiritual and ethical teachings of one of the most influential figures in human history.


Here is a fresh and perceptive look at Muhammad, capturing a life that was often eventful, gripping, and highly charged. Ramadan provides both an intimate portrait of a man who was shy, kind, but determined, as well as a dramatic chronicle of a leader who launched a great religion and inspired a vast empire. More important, Ramadan presents the main events of the Prophet's life in a way that highlights his spiritual and ethical teachings. The book underscores the significance of the Prophet's example for some of today's most controversial issues, such as the treatment of the poor, the role of women, Islamic criminal punishments, war, racism, and relations with other religions. Selecting those facts and stories from which we can draw a profound and vivid spiritual picture, the author asks how can the Prophet's life remain--or become again--an example, a model, and an inspiration? And how can Muslims move from formalism--a fixation on ritual--toward a committed spiritual and social presence?


In this thoughtful and engaging biography, Ramadan offers Muslims a new understanding of Muhammad's life and he introduces non-Muslims not just to the story of the Prophet, but to the spiritual and ethical riches of Islam. (Amazon.com)



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  • A former member
    A former member

    it was very interesting and very fruitful for every body

    November 9, 2012

  • Maria

    Eid Mubarak! Looking forward to discussing this book with everyone.

    If members are interested we can go to Haandi or one of our regular spots afterwards.

    October 27, 2012

  • Maria

    We don't do Skype, but feel free to come to another meetup.

    October 27, 2012

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