In Islam, two sources are used toexplainthe religion and its laws: the Qur'an, a revered text, and the hadith, the sayings and activities of the Prophet Muhammad as reported by friends and followers during his lifetime. This skilled translation, which includes the Arabic of one of the key Islamic texts, long-awaited in English, presents a fascinating selection ofhadith compiled by the ninth-century scholar at-Tirmidhithat humanizes the Prophet for modern audiences, presenting him through the eyes ofcontemporaries who comment not only on his spiritual demeanor and qualities but also on his physical appearance andmannerismsincluding his hairdressing, his sitting posture, his sandals and turban, his armor, his favorite condiments, and hisjests and laughter."Über den Autor:
ImamMuhammad ibn 'Isa at-Tirmidhi was the author of "Sunan al-Tirmidhi," one of the six canonical hadith compilations used in Sunni Islam. Muhtar Holland is the author of"The Book of the Secret Secrets" and "The Unveiling of Love: Sufism and Remembrance of God." He lives in Valley Cottage, New York."
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