The Prophet Muhammad: Islam and the Divine Message
Prophets serve as intermediaries between the human and divine worlds, granting them a special status in history across diverse religions and cultures. For Muslims, the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ(570–632 CE represents the culmination of the line of monotheistic prophets, including Abraham, Moses and Jesus. In his own lifetime, the Prophet ﷺ overcame opposition and brought reforms, firmly establishing a thriving community of believers which would become a major world civilisation. Today, the Prophet's life and actions continue to inspire the Muslims worldwide.
This work presents an illuminating portrait of the Prophet ﷺ in his capacity as God's messenger and an exemplary figure to Muslims. Revealing the challenges and triumphs of prophecy, Stephen Burge examines how prophets have inspired faith communities' relationship with the Divine, and one another. In doing so, this engaging account elucidates the enduring influence of prophecy and the profound legacy of the Prophet ﷺ.
1. Who is a Prophetﷺ?
2. Writing the Life of Muhammad ﷺ
3. Prophetic Past, Prophetic Future
4. Divine Commission
5. Prophetic Mission
6. The Resilient Prophetﷺ
7. The Prophet's Legacy