‘The Life of the Prophet Muhammad’
By Leila Azzam (Author), Aisha Gouverneur (Author), Mary Hampson Minifie (Illustrator)
This children's book on the life of the Prophet Muhammad is taken from traditional Muslim biographical literature, including hadith. Passages from the Qur'an are used throughout to reinforce the stories. The material is authentic and the style lively and attractive. Although the book has been written for children of 10 to 15 years of age, it can be usefully read by anyone as an introduction because of its completeness and clarity. There are 32 colour illustrations although there has been no attempt to portray either the Prophet or his Companions. The illustrations are representative of traditional Islamic life as lived in many Arab countries and portray scenes that have occurred in those countries for over a thousand years.
"An excellent work...reflects not only the knowledge of the two writers but also their depth of commitment to Islam." -- Link International
"At long last a definitive children's version of the life of the Messenger of Allah has appeared in English." -- Arab News
"The book is a great success and should be widely used by Muslim and non-Muslim children alike." -- Centre for the Study of Islam & Christian-Muslim Relations
Age Group: 12 and up