Author: Zakaria Bashier
Publisher: Islamic Foundation (2007)
Pages: 240 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
This book is based on original Arabic sources and modern writings on the Sirah, is a powerful restatement of the Makkan life of the prophet and a searching analysis of the Jahiliyah environment in which the blessings of Islam produced a generation of people who not only became the finest embodiment of human conduct but typified the highest virtues of faith and endurance. The author has not only breathed a new freshness into the subject but has focused on the Sirah in the context of the Prophet's mission as reflected in the Quran. The focus moves beautifully and meaningfully from man to mission, from individual to movement, from past to present and the future, from chronicle of events to ethos of society and history. In paying homage and showing reverence to the Prophet some authors have exceeded proper limits while others have not been able to adequately highlight the multi-dimensional aspects of the Prophetic life. Dr. Zakaria Bashier however has succeeded in striking a balance and presenting in the book a graphic and inspiring picture of the Sirah of the Prophet
Author Bio: Dr. Zakaria Bashier was born in Sudan and educated at the Universities of Khartoum, Durham (UK) and Pittsburgh (USA). He was appointed a lecturer at Khartoum University in 1973. He served at King Abdul aziz University, Jeddah, as Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and the Islamic Foundation as senior Research Fellow. In 1982 he was elected to parliament of Sudan, and subsequently appointed as a State Minister and Chairmen of the Parliamentary Committee for Higher Education and Scientific Research. At present he is teaching at the University of Al-Ain, UAE. His publications include: Islamic Path to Social Change, Jeddah, 1977; The Hijra, Story and Significance, Leicester, 1983; Philosophical Aspects of Ibn KhaldunÆs Prolegomena, Khartoum, 1985; Al-Gahzali on the Quranic Philosophy Al-Ain (UAE) 1989; he Methodology of Jabir ibn Hayyan, AL-Ain (UAE), 1989, Sunshine at Madinah, Leicester, 1990.!