Muḥammad

Authored by: Michael Lecker

The Islamic World

Print publication date:  August  2008
Online publication date:  October  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415366465
eBook ISBN: 9780203019139
Adobe ISBN: 9781136803437

10.4324/9780203019139.ch11

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Abstract

The Prophet of Islam, Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh, was one of the most influential men of all time. The term “Muḥammadanism” sometimes used as a substitute for the term Islam faithfully reflects his unique position in the edifice that he created and in the hearts of his followers. Before him the Arabs were a marginal factor in world politics, whereas following his brilliant political and military achievements they became the masters of a huge empire.

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