By Tariq Ramadan. This work is a marvelous biography of the Prophet Muhammed (S), one that highlights the spiritual and ethical teachings of one of the most influential figures in human history.
In the Footsteps of the Prophet is a fresh and perceptive look at the Prophet, capturing a life that was often eventful, gripping, and highly charged. Ramadan provides both an intimate portrait of a man who was shy, kind, but determined, as well as a dramatic chronicle of a leader who launched a great religion and inspired a vast empire. More important, Ramadan presents the main events of the Prophet's life in a way that highlights his spiritual and ethical teachings. Oxford Univ Press (2009), English, Paperback: 256 pages.
The book underscores the significance of the Prophet's example for some of today's most controversial issues, such as the treatment of the poor, the role of women, Islamic criminal punishments, war, racism, and relations with other religions.