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    Eric Schroeder
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    Dover Publications; Dover ed edition (November 20, 2002)
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    858 pages
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Schroeder's "Muhammad's People" is a magisterial introduction to Arabs and the Islamic world. It is an anthology of translations, some reworked by Schroeder

Schroeder's "Muhammad's People" is a magisterial introduction to Arabs and the Islamic world. It is a sourcebook with a difference because of how all the material works together so successfully to make scholarship read like a gripping novel. It is an anthology of translations, some reworked by Schroeder. some translated by him for the first time but is nevertheless a work of genius in its own right by an author with remarkable insight and intelligence. 14 people found this helpful.

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Muhammad's People covers the birth of Islam and the rise, decline, and fall of the caliphate; the development of a sophisticated modern mentality; and the religion's evolution from basic piety to more specialized sects. Approximately one-tenth of the Koran, beautifully translated, is incorporated in a biography of Muhammad. Other topics include the life of the caliph Harun al-Rashid, a description of dervish life, and an introduction to Sufi ideas.

book by Dover Publications In. .Treasury of revelation and religious wisdom offers authentic, intimate insights

book by Dover Publications In.Treasury of revelation and religious wisdom offers authentic, intimate insights. Birth of Islam; biography of Muhammad; rise, decline, and fall of caliphate; development of modern mentality; evolution from basic piety to specialized sects; dervish life; Sufi ideas. Incorporates numerous examples of Arab literature, speeches, letters, and songs.

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Home Browse Books Book details, Muhammad's People: A Tale by Anthology. Muhammad's People: A Tale by Anthology. I hope there may be some market for my anthology, and that the physical labor of writing all this down may not prove waste. At any rate it will be something if the work is an improvement on an equivalent amount of blank paper - please God, Whom I beseech to preserve me from both lies and mistakes. Student Sheds Light on Our First Muslims; Pictorial History of Yemeni Settlers By Turner, Helen South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales), March 30, 2010.

Muhammad's People: An Anthology of Muslim Civilization By Eric Schroeder,pg. After the battle of Ullais (15,000 Muslim army) in which around 2000 muslims died the army strength must be ~10,000-15,000 along with reinforcement or possible new recruits from Misna ibn Haris's tribe of Bani Bakr in Iraq. Sword of Allah: chapter no: 23 by Lieutenant-General Agha Ibrahim Akram Nat.

Treasury of revelation and religious wisdom offers authentic, intimate insights. Birth of Islam; biography of Muhammad; rise, decline, and fall of caliphate; development of modern mentality; evolution from basic piety to specialized sects; dervish life; Sufi ideas. Incorporates numerous examples of Arab literature, speeches, letters, and songs.

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This book is an ingenious collection of translations woven together, sometimes one line from one source with pages from another, to form a continuous homogeneous narrative using only original materials. Here history and theology become exciting and fascinating, and very real. There are no comments from the author, only authentic texts; yet thousands of mosaics fit together to form a true vision, a feeling that one has actually experienced the events and the ideas. The reader feels as if he has lived and seen several centuries of history first hand.
The book begins with passages from Doughty's "Arabia Deserta" to set the stage and then carries the reader from pre-Islamic times up to the Seljuks in the actual words of the historical players: prophets, peasants, believers, unbelievers. soldiers, princes, cooks, doctors, mystics, and miscreants. It should be read from beginning to end because the material builds upon itself. The book contains the cream: the most compelling, instructive, and genial passages from the original Arabic and Persian sources: fables, stories, poetry, speeches, history, theology, mysticism--even humor and all the spice of life. In a painless fashion the reader, even one without any background, begins to feel a familiarity with a civilization because he sees the first occurrence of an idea and its subsequent reappearance in changing times and places in an amazingly accessible way. Harun al-Rashid acts and reacts, utters statements, in an understandable context that the reader recognizes and "remembers" from centuries before because the reader was there when it all began. The reader is himself the continuity of consciousness as he sees cities rise and fall. The result is an extraordinary, rich education about the Islamic world in considerable depth achieved in a short time and very enjoyably. Indeed, it is a book to be read for pleasure and entertainment, a scholarly thousand and one nights.
Interspersed in the text is about 1/10th of the Koran in the best translation ever made, one which conveys mystery and beauty. Schroeder's "Muhammad's People" is a magisterial introduction to Arabs and the Islamic world. It is a sourcebook with a difference because of how all the material works together so successfully to make scholarship read like a gripping novel. It is an anthology of translations, some reworked by Schroeder. some translated by him for the first time but is nevertheless a work of genius in its own right by an author with remarkable insight and intelligence.
huckman
This is the most frustrating book I have purchased in years. It is supposed to be an anthology, but the author has taken bits and pieces from numerous previous writers and rewoven them into his version of history. Whether or not it is accurate and from "original sources" is difficult to determine, because he does not make clear exactly which parts come from whom. For example, I wanted to read the appendix on medicine, titled The Body and the Doctor. It is the equivalent of a chapter, all supposedly quotations, but here is his entire explanation of sources for the chapter: "From Sari's elegy on the physician Thabit ibn Qurra; Avicenna's Canon of Medicine (about 1000); Awfi's Collection of Tales; the thirteenth century Syrian physician Ibn Abi Usaybi'a; Clinical Observations by Razi(about 900); and from an elegy on the physician Ibn Masawayh (died 857). That is NOT how a serious scholar cites references.
The author's attempt was apparently personally meaningful for him. I cannot imagine why he did not properly present his references. If he had, his book would be useful.
Mala
I bought this to read for a course I was taking on the three Abrahamic religions. I found the book not only informative ( how little most of us know about Islam!) but also very interesting and not difficult reading. It is not a text book. Although it is a long book, it does not have to be read all at once, for one chapter or topic does not depend upon another, and, indeed, it is good to read over a period of time, in order to be able to reflect upon each topic and how the Western World may -- or may not--regard it differently..