Revelation: The Story of Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) by Meraj Mohiuddin
By Meraj Mohiuddin, Whiteboard Press, Paperback, 440 pages, Full Colour, 1.3kg
"Many biographies of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) have appeared in recent years. None, however, display the scholarly depth, methodological precision and factual clarity of Meraj Mohiuddin's, Revelation: The Story of Muhammad (pbuh)." - Imam Zaid Shakir, Zaytuna College
Prophetic biography is one of the most important of our religion’s sciences, and this new addition to the increasingly rich and varied literature now available in the English language is both useful and accurate in its presentation and content. Drawing from several existing works of Sirah, this novel textbook format with copious images, maps, and diagrams will help visually-oriented readers to better grasp certain aspects of the Sirah.
Born out of a need for a fresh approach to classical texts, this book offers an intelligent presentation of a wide variety of scholarly viewpoints on the story of Muhammad and Qur’anic revelation. It also seeks to address a number of controversial topics that have been overlooked or dismissed in other works.
Never before seen in the English language, this biographical textbook weaves over 400 verses from the Qur’an into an authentic narrative of Muhammad’s life that includes 340 unique commentary points, 90 maps, family trees, and diagrams, over 250 helpful elaborations, and an interactive glossary of over 400 names. Additionally, the book is structured around a unique timeline that helps readers navigate the life of Muhammad.
Revelation is designed for readers who are interested in understanding the historical and scriptural context of the Qur’an and how it was revealed. It is written in a welcoming style and is a valuable resource for Muslims, non-Muslims, students, teachers, and busy professionals.
Commentators in the book include Safi-ur-Rahman Al-Mubarakpuri, Karen Armstrong, Reza Aslan, Martin Lings, Tariq Ramadan, Adil Salahi, W. Montgomery Watt, and Hamza Yusuf. A modern, easy-to-understand translation of Qur’anic verses has been provided by Yahiya Emerick.
About the Author:
Dr. Meraj Mohiuddin is an American physician and writer. The son of Indian immigrants, he was raised on the East Coast with a strong emphasis on sports and education. With a college background in neuro-science and a medical degree from Northwestern University, he moved to Boston to complete his training in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. While teaching at Harvard Medical School and its affiliated hospitals, Dr. Mohiuddin developed an interest in international relief work and created a curriculum to encourage young American doctors to share their skills in the developing world.
Dr. Mohiuddin has no formal training in the Islamic sciences. He considers himself a mainstream American-Muslim who believes that every prophet lived a timeless example of moderation and integrity. He has no political agenda other than to close the gaps of disharmony between Jews, Christians, and Muslims. “By getting to know our prophets,” he writes, “we can hope to attain a more compassionate, more gracious version of ourselves.”
Dr. Mohiuddin is an avid reader and is particularly interested in studying how modern advances in cognitive and behavioral sciences can deepen our understanding of classical Islamic thought.