A shimmering, lyrical biography from a master essayist and contemporary poet Eliot Weinberger.
Weinberger draws on primary sources such as the Qu'ran and Hadith, as well as classical works througout the ages. These include the 10th century The History of Prophets and Kings by the celebrated Baghdadi historian Abu Jafar Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari. And The Life of Hearts by 17th century cleric Muhammad Baqir ibn al-Taqi al-Majlisi.
The author weaves a subtle prose poem spanning Muhammad's life in much clarity.