The Expeditions is one of many oldest biographies of the Prophet Muhammad to outlive into the fashionable period. Its fundamental writer, Ma'mar ibn Rashid (714-770 AD/96-153 AH), was once a favourite student from Basra in southern Iraq who used to be respected for his studying in prophetic traditions, Islamic legislation, and the translation of the Qur'an. This interesting foundational seminal paintings comprises tales passed down via Ma'mar to his so much sought after student, 'Abd al-Razzaq of Sanaa, concerning Muhammad’s adolescence and prophetic profession in addition to the adventures and tribulations of his earliest fans in the course of their conquest of the close to East.
Edited from a sole surviving manuscript, the Arabic textual content bargains various more suitable readings over these of prior versions, together with certain notes at the text’s transmission and editions as present in later works. This new translation, which renders the unique into readable, sleek English for the 1st time, is followed by way of quite a few annotations elucidating the cultural, spiritual and ancient contexts of the occasions and contributors defined inside of its pages.
The Expeditions represents an incredible testimony to the earliest Muslims’ reminiscence of the lives of Muhammad and his partners, and is an necessary textual content for gaining perception into the historic biography of either the Prophet and the increase of the Islamic empire.
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