Wisconsin Bookwatch Volume 9, Number 5 May 2014
Review on Muhammad: His Character and Conduct By Adil Salahi
The Islamic Studies Shelf Muhammad: His Character and Conduct
The Islamic Foundation
c/o Kube Publishing
MCC, Ratby Lane, Markfield
Leicestershire, LE67 9SY, United Kingdom
Muhammad unified Arabia into a single religious polity under Islam. Believed by Muslims to be a messenger and prophet of God, Muhammad is almost universally considered by Muslims as the last prophet sent by God to mankind. While non-Muslims regard Muhammad to have been the founder of Islam, Muslims themselves consider him to have restored the unaltered original monotheistic faith of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets. In "Muhammad: His Character and Conduct", author Adil Salahi draws upon his many years of experience and expertise as a Muslim and the editor of "Islam in Perspective" (a twice-weekly full-page column in the Saudi daily newspaper 'Arab News') to deftly write a 296 page analytical biography to defend against contemporary detractors of Muhammad's life, work, and legacy. Extraordinarily well written and presented, "Muhammad: His Character and Conduct" is a valued contribution to the growing body of Islamic literature and very highly recommended for community and academic library Islamic Studies collections, as well as the personal reading lists of non-specialist general readers with an interest in Muhammad and Islam.