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Publisher's Summary

Born into the factious world of war-torn Arabia, Muhammad's life is a gripping and inspiring story of one man's tireless fight for unity and peace. In a world where greed and injustice ruled, Muhammad created change by affecting hearts and minds. Just as the story of Jesus embodies the message of Christianity, Muhammad's life reveals the core of Islam. Deepak Chopra shares the life of Muhammad as never before, putting his teachings in a new light.

An accompanying PDF file chronicles Muhammad's life and genealogy.

©2010 Deepak K. Chopra and Rita Chopra Family Trust. All rights reserved. (P)2010 BBC America Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

“[O]ne of the most imaginative and touching biographies of Muhammad….Chopra’s grasp of Muhammad’s life and mission extends his range in a surprising direction; his popularization is welcome.” ( Publishers Weekly)
“Compellingly told, this is not only good storytelling, it also helps readers, especially non-Muslims, better understand the complexities and contradictions surrounding Islam.” ( Booklist)

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Messenger of Allah: a Living Prophet

After listening, Prophet Muhammad became alive for me. I liked hearing his story told by an Indian and knew his respect to be genuine. the story was gripping and I realised that being a novel, the author's creativity was a driving force for the breathtaking quality which emerges. I highly recommend listening to this awesome recitation!

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Sincere Effort with a different perspective...

Being a Muslim, I did have my apprehensions...but to my surprise the author has used a lot of sources from Muslim seerah authors instead of just orientalists...we may not agree with it entirely but amongst thousands of biographies on the Prophet (peace be upon him) available...this brings in a different perspective....

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Overall ok

The sequence of book is somewhat not properly arranged. Summary is good.Lesley Hazelton book on Muhammad is more interesting.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-10-20

A Nice Perspective

I was interested in this book because Audibles selection on Islam is super limited and mostly anti-islamic material. The novel jumps around a lot so you need to have some idea of the history of Islam to follow it. Also the production value is low and although I love when readers narrate, I felt it didnt fit this book and it was somewhat different to hear clearly.

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  • Victor
  • 30-12-10

Great story, poor naration

This is a great story told in an interesting way but the reader is not very good.

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  • Shahrad Milanfar
  • 21-10-10

Poorly written and poorly narrated

I was a bit surprised about how poorly written and narrated this book was. Dr. Chopra is capable of much better writing. He certainly should have let a professional narrator do the reading.

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  • susan
  • 19-04-11

Okay

trunkated story of the life of Muhammed, at times it was hard to hear the narrator

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  • Ash
  • 25-04-21

Great Exercise for Story from Different Take

Listening to a novel taking on origin of Islam is interesting to say least. The imagination of the writer is appreciated. However, many of chronology of events & facts as were transmitted through Muslim scholars are not as accurate which was mentioned by writer in his introduction. It is still a novel that tales an interesting story to those who are interested to be introduced to Mohamed the Prophet. There are plethora of scholarly work that can be looked at for those who are interested. I would recommend the following as an example only; Sahih Bukhari, Sealed Nectar (Al Raheeq Al Makhtom ), & fikh Al Syrah by Imam Ghazali. Thanks for good work.

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  • Lynn
  • 02-02-21

Helped me to understand Islam

This is a great tale about Mohammed, his life and the people around him, and his influence on the world.

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  • Shakti
  • 01-01-21

Great book!

I could not put the book down. Fantastic listening. very well presented. Thank you. x

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  • Felecia Mcafee Johnson
  • 05-01-20

Very enlightening prospective Profit Muhammad

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AND GOING TO LISTEN TO IT 100 TIMES...answered lots of questions for me and helps me understand and or provokes thoughts and wonderment of ancient Theology history.

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  • Reademandweep
  • 22-06-18

All but unlistenable! Deepak!! Pay a reader!!

It’s mindnumbing these egotistical authors who insisted on reading their works. Reading is a different skill set. Some authors can do it, most cannot - Particularly those with accents so thick you can barely understand them. I wanted to hear the book but have so much difficulty understanding him that I cannot continue.
I’m frustrated that what seems like common sense was ignored. This is an important story for English speaking people to be aware of and to read. I would think you would want to make it as easy to digest as possible, knowing the many foreign names, words, concepts are already a stretch. WHY would you make it even more difficult by having a reader who is extremely difficult to understand? I like Deepak Chopra, which is why I bought the book. I’ve enjoyed him on talk shows and giving talks etc. but in those environments I’m able to see his face and eyes, which always makes it easier to understand someone with an accent. This is not that. This book is foreign material about a foreign concept with foreign terminology and names...
it was a dumb move not to have a native English speaker read the book. If you translate this to Japanese, you’ll probably have a native Japanese speaker read it, same with Swedish or Afrikaans or any other language. Why do less for the English speaking readers?

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  • Adil
  • 31-07-21

Great story but not factual

This is a story book.
A lot of half truths and it’s just not correct.

I get what he was going for but could’ve chosen nearly anyone in history.

Such a shame as I had such high hopes for this.

If you want to know the real story (which is very fascinating on its own) look up a good book about Muhammad (PBUH) written with the original accounts.

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  • mr n hussain
  • 12-08-21

Excellent story for Muslims and non Muslims

Well done in delivering an excellent audio book, which is a beneficial read for non Muslims and Muslims.

A great interfaith book.

Thanks