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Life of Muhammad by Haykal

Life of Muhammad by Haykal

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The Life of Muhammad 
(Allah's peace and blessing be upon him) 
 
by Muhammad Husayn Haykal
 
Translated by Isma'il Razi A. al-Faruqi 
 
Contents
 
Foreword to the English Edition
 
Foreword to the First Edition
 
Preface to the First Edition
 
Preface to the Second Edition
 
Preface to the Third Edition
Arabia before Islam
 
Makkah, the Ka'bah, and the Quraysh
 
Muhammad: from Birth to Marriage
 
From Marriage to Prophethood
 
From the Beginning of Revelation to the Conversionof `Umar
 
The Story of the Goddesses
 
The Malevolent Conduct of Quraysh
 
From the Violation of the Boycott to al Isra'
 
The Two Covenants of al `Aqabah
 
 
Al Hijrah, or the Prophet's Emigration
 
Beginning of the Yathrib Period
 
The First Raids and Skirmishes
 
The Great Battle of Badr
 
Between Badr and Uhud
 
The Campaign of Uhud
 
The Effects of Uhud
 
The Prophet's Wives
 
The Campaigns of al Khandaq and Banu Qurayzah
 
From the Two Campaigns to the Treaty of 
 Translator's Preface
 
Haykal's
Hayat Muhammad 
has a long and strange story.Its translation into Englishand publication by theUniversity of Chicago Presswas discussed by numerouswestern experts in the fortiesand early fifties. Obvious asthe need for a scholarlysympathetic biography of theProphet may be, negotiationstook years to complete.Agreement, however, wasnot reached until 1964. Whenin 1968 the translation wascompleted, approved by theSupreme Council of IslamicAffairs, Cairo, Egypt, and theUniversity of Chicago Press,the manuscript copy edited,and its actual productionbegun, mysterious forcesintervened and the Universityof Chicago Press unilaterallywithdrew from its agreement.
 
Another agreement wasnegotiated
de novo
betweenthe same parties and TempleUniversity Press, on
 
Hudaybiyah
 
The Treaty of Hudaybiyah
 
The Campaign of Khaybar and Missions to Kings
 
The `Umrah or Lesser Pilgrimage
 
The Campaign of Mu'tah
 
The Conquest of Makkah
 
Campaigns of Hunayn and a1 Ta'if 
 
Ibrahim and the Wives of the Prophet
 
Campaign of Tabuk and the Death of Ibrahim
 
The Year of Deputations and Abu Bakr's Leadershipof the Pilgrimage
 
The Farewell Pilgrimage
 
The Prophet's Sickness and Death
 
The Prophet's Burial
Conclusion in Two Essays
 
Islamic Civilization as Depicted in the Qur'an
 
Islamic Civilization and the Western Orientalists
 
Supplementary Readings 
practically the same terms asChicago, in 1969. Five yearspassed with little or noaction. Then, mysteriousforces again intervened andresulted in the unilateralwithdrawal of TempleUniversity Press from itsagreement.
 
This Determined oppositionto the publication of the workdid not dissuade thetranslator from preparing thisnew translation with theencouragement of the MuslimStudents' Association of theUnited States and Canada, anagency interested in thepromotion of Islamicscholarship.
 
Temple University
 
"God and His angels bless the Prophet. O men who have believed: Invoke God'speace and blessing upon him"(Al-Qur'an, 33: 56)
 
In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate 
 
Praise be to God, Lord of the universe,The Gracious, the Merciful,Master of the Day of Judgment.You alone we worship; You alone we implore for help.Guide us unto the straight pathThe path of those whom You have blessed,Those who have not incurred Your displeasure,Those who have not gone astray.
 
Amen
 
(Al-Qur'an, 1:1-7)
 
 Translator's Acknowledgments
 
The assistance of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, Arab Republic of Egypt, inmaking the translation of this work possible; of Professor Roger Parsell in copy
 
editing; of Professor Erdogan Gurmen, Sr. Freda Shamma, Miss Andree Coers, Mrs.Margaret Peirce, Dr. Lois Lamiya? al Faruqi, and Dr. Kaukab Siddique inproofreading; of Sr. Anmar al Faruqi in preparing the index; of Dr. Lois Lamya? alFaruqi in preparing the maps and illustrations; and of the North American IslamicTrust in the production of this book is gratefully acknowledged.
 
I wish to acknowledge with thanks the financial help and encouragement extended tothis work by the World Assembly of Muslim Youth, Saudi Arabia.
 

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