Muhammad at Mecca
William Montgomery Watt
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W. Montgomery Watt's book was written in response to the need for a fresh life of the Holy Prophet set in a fuller historical context.
Published (first published 1953)
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محمد إلهامي
دراسة بذل فيها مجهود عظيم من المستشرق الكبير مونتجمري وات، وهو مستشرق بريطاني ويعد من أكثر المنصفين للإسلام.. وكتابه هذا كتاب مهم، على كثرة ما وقع فيه من الأخطاء المؤثرة والتي نتجت أساسا عن سوء فهم أو عن اعتماده على روايات ضعيفة أثرت على تحليله لمسار الأحداث.

وهذه الطبعة ترجمتها أفضل من غيرها، كما راجعها المؤرخ المعروف د. أحمد شلبي.. ولكن الترجمة والمراجعة لم تكن على المستوى المطلوب من وجهة نظري.
Muhammed at Mecca is a remarkable volume that covers the first part of the prophet of Islam and the early days of his young nation prior to 622 CE, the year of Hijra when Muhammed left Mecca to Medina which also marks the first year of the Muslim calander. With much skill and ability to retrodict events and put them in their historical context, Watt offers this book as one of the most authentic works on the subject.
The volume is an academic work and might not appeal to all kinds of readers save...more
Joseph Lumbard
Along with the more expansive companion volume "Muhammad at Medina," this is still one of the best treatments of the life of the Prophet. Unlike many biographers in the modern period, Watt usually allows the primary texts to speak for themselves and does not distort the texts through the over-application of modern academic theories.
Basit Ijaz

Montgomery has narrated life of the Prophet without any visible bias and enemity which some Orientalists show towards Islam and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

His style is engaging and won't let the reader look away before finishing the book. A must read for people who want to know Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
كتابي فوق العاده دقيق و شامل،‌به دور از غرض ورزي و تعصب.
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William Montgomery Watt was a Scottish historian, an Emeritus Professor in Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Watt was one of the foremost non-Muslim interpreters of Islam in the West, was an enormously influential scholar in the field of Islamic studies and a much-revered name for many Muslims all over the world." Watt's comprehensive biography of the Islamic prophet, Muha...more
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“His readiness to undergo persecutions for his beliefs, the high moral character of the men who believed in him and looked up to him as leader, and the greatness of his ultimate achievement - all argue his fundamental integrity. To suppose Muhammad an impostor raises more problems than it solves. Moreover, none of the great figures of history is so poorly appreciated in the West as Muhammad” 12 likes
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