Muhammad and the Believers: At the Origins of Islam

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The origins of Islam have been the subject of increasing controversy in recent years. The traditional view, which presents Islam as a self-consciously distinct religion tied to the life and revelations of the prophet Muhammad in western Arabia, has since the 1970s been challenged by historians engaged in critical study of the Muslim sources. In "Muhammad and the Believers", the eminent historian Fred Donner offers a lucid and original vision of how Islam first evolved. He argues that the origins of Islam lie in what we may ...

Muhammad and the Believers: At the Origins of Islam 2012, The Belknap Press, Cambridge, Mass.

ISBN-13: 9780674064140

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Muhammad and the Believers: At the Origins of Islam 2010, Belknap Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674050976

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