Author: W. Montgomery Watt
Publisher: Oxford University Press (2012)
Pages: 192 Binding: Paperback 5.5 x 8.25 x .50"
Description from the publisher:
First published in 1953, Watt's Muhammad at Mecca was written in response to the need for a fresh perspective on the life of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) set in a fuller historical context.
Traditional sources are handled with great care by the author as well as the Qur'an as a principal source. New data and the interpretations of more recent scholars are examined and the importance of socio-political and economic factors are given due consideration. However, it is the author's view that these factors alone do not determine the course of events and that a strictly academic approach is not enough.
This biography will appeal to the modern reader and to the students of Islam.