LIFE OF MAHOMET WILLIAM MUIR PDF
Author: William Muir; Category: Islam; Length: Pages; Year: FOR THE BIOGRAPHY OF MAHOMET,AND ON THE. PRE-ISLAMITE HISTORY OF ARABIA. WILLIAM MUIR, ESQ.,. Bengal Civil Sei-vice. VOLUIME I. LONDON . FOR THE BIOGRAPHY OF MAHOMET, AND ON THE PRE-ISLAMITE HISTORY OF ARABIA. BY. WILLIAM MUIR, ESQ., Bengal Civil Service. [Smith, Elder.
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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Muhammad does not come across as very much worse, morally, than many of the Patriarchs and Kings in the Old Testament Joshua was a warlord, and David a murderer and adulterer but the Prophet is a very different figure from the Jesus of the Gospels, who rejected the worldly power which Muhammad, in this reading of his life, embraced.
Muir’s classic biography, which ought to be better known, is a masterpiece of scholarship. Page 40 – Spectator. The main companions are accounted for, and the women married or concubines enumerated.
No Indian library should be without it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Habitr prince over both the Kinda and Maaddite tribes Second period From entrance on public life to taking of Mecca i e B.
The writing is very good, graceful, and unaffected; it pleases lice startling. In Muir was appointed financial member of the Viceroy’s Council, and retired inwhen he became a member of lifw Council of India in London.
Quotes from The Life of Mahomet. The stories from Mohammad’s years in Medina are shocking; by this account, the Prophet was a violent brigand who could bear no criticism, had his enemies murdered simply for satirizing him, and who built up a harem to sate his physical lusts.
The Life of Mahomet by William Muir
Russ marked it as to-read Jun 07, A marble statue by George Blackall Simmonds was erected in his honour and unveiled by the then Viceroy of India at the opening of Muir College on 8 April  and was still there in Boundaries of the Nabathean kingdom.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Muir’s contemporary reviewers of his Life of Mahomet uniformly praised him for his knowledge of Arabic;  the only competing work in Britain at the time was a book by Harrow schoolmaster Reginald Bosworth Smithwho had no Arabic language skills.
Muir was a committed Evangelical Christian and was oife to preface many missionary biographies and memoirs, speak at conferences and to publicise Zenana missions. For the American coach, see William Muir coach.
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Two divisions Period and Subject of event narrated. Cos marked it as to-read Sep 21, Toleration kuir unknown, and the possibility of free and liberal institutions foreclosed. It is incumbent upon us to consider this question from a Christian point of view, and to ask whether the supernatural influence, which Recension during the Caliphate of Othman some time after A H Watt described Muir’s Life as following “in detail the standard Muslim accounts, though not uncritically”,  and Albert Hourani declared that it “is still not quite superseded”.
He was an oreintalist specializing in the history of Mohammad and subsequent caliphates. Maan Mohammad marked it as to-read May 10, Muir’s later Annals was received with fewer reservations by the Times reviewer and other newspapers of the day.
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Vikram Sahotra rated it did not like it Jun 17, Even though this book was a difficult and long read, I am glad that I invested the time to read this book. BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 24, Disparagement of Mahomet a ground of credibility.
Lists with This Book. His method proves strong and true, and brings about an honest and sensitive account of Mohammad’s life and character. Muir’s book is a challenging and compelling read, written in the high Victorian prose style.
Written objections to this aspect of Life could be found in the writings of Muslims living inside the Empire only after the rebellion. Our belief in the power of the Evil One must lead us to consider this as at least one of the possible causes of the fall of Mahomet In the final chapters of LifeMuir myir that the main legacy of Islam was a negative one, and he subdivided it in “three radical evils”: The Life of Mahomet by William Muir.
Certainly a stimulating corrective to cultural equivalence. Having been criticised for the poor relief effort llife the Orissa famine ofthe British began to discuss famine policy, and in Muir issued an order stating that:. Position of the central tribes in the 4th century A D ccxix.
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Post 8vo, price 10s. Muir served as secretary to the governor of the North-West Provinces, and as a member of the Agra revenue board, and during the Mutiny he was in charge of the intelligence department there. Asbab Suleman rated it really liked it May 26, Sadia marked it as to-read Jul 02, His lkfe book ” The life of Mohammed ” was initially published in four volume tomes.