This biography of the Prophet of Islam is unique in presenting, within a very brief compass, the most spiritually significant aspects of the life and mission of the Prophet. While leaving out none of the great events that marked his life, this account, written by one of the world’s foremost Islamic scholars, has the great merit of highlighting the most profound meaning of these events.
Professor Nasr’s deep affinity with the inner aspects of the Prophetic mission shine through in this concise account. Outward historical events are thus presented as a backdrop against which the Islamic revelation was given concrete embodiment in the personality of the Prophet. This book goes a long way in helping the reader to appreciate more fully why it is that the Prophet of Islam has indeed served as the ‘noble exemplar’, mentioned in the Qur’an, and this, for countless Muslim souls from generation to generation down to our own day.