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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
In this riveting novel, beloved international bestselling author Deepak Chopra
captures the spellbinding life story of the great and often misunderstood
Islam was born in a cradle of tribal turmoil, and the arrival of one God who
vanquished hundreds of ancient Arabian gods changed the world forever. God
reached down into the life of Muhammad, a settled husband and father, and spoke
through him. Muhammad's divine and dangerous task was to convince his people to
renounce their ancestral idols and superstitious veneration of multiple gods.
From the first encounter, God did not leave Muhammad alone, his life was no
longer his own, and with each revelation the creation of a new way of life
formed and a religion was born.
Muhammad didn't see himself as the son of God or as one who achieved cosmic
enlightenment. His relatives and neighbors didn't part the way when he walked
down the parched dirt streets of Mecca. There was no mark of divinity. Orphaned
by age six, Muhammad grew up surrounded by dozens of cousins and extended
family to become a trusted merchant. Muhammad saw himself as an ordinary man
and that is why what happened to him is so extraordinary.
Rooted in historical detail, Muhammad brings the Prophet to life through the
eyes of those around him. A Christian hermit mystic foretells a special
destiny, a pugnacious Bedouin wet nurse raises him in the desert, and a
religious rebel in Mecca secretly takes the young orphan under his spiritual
wing. Each voice, each chapter brings Muhammad and the creation of Islam into a
new light. The angel Gabriel demands Muhammad to recite, the first convert
risks his life to protect his newfound faith, and Muhammad's life is not a myth
but an incredible true and surprisingly unknown story of a man and a moment
that sparked a worldwide transformation.