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A Portrait of the Prophet: As Seen by His Contemporaries

Fons Vitae

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In Islam, two sources are used to explain the religion and its laws: the Qur’an, a revered text, and the Hadith, the sayings and activities of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ as reported by friends and followers during his lifetime.

This skilled translation, which includes the Arabic of one of the key Islamic texts, long-awaited in English, presents a fascinating selection of Hadith compiled by the ninth-century scholar at-Tirmidhi that humanises the Prophet ﷺ for modern audiences, presenting him through the eyes of contemporaries who comment not only on his spiritual demeanour and qualities but also on his physical appearance and mannerisms—including his hairdressing, his sitting posture, his sandals and turban, his armour, his favourite condiments, and his jests and laughter.


ISBN 9781887752930
Author Imam Muhammad ibn 'Isa at-Tirmidhi
Translator Muhtar Holland
Publisher Fons Vitae
Format Paperback
Pages 250
Dimensions 15.2(w) x 22.9(h) x 2.0(d) cm