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Muhammad at Mecca
William Montgomery Watt
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Muhammad at Mecca (History of Al-Tabari #6)

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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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peiman-mir5 rezakhani
Dec 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: تاریخی
از سبکِ بیانِ مسائل به عنوانِ داور و قاضی خیلی خوشم میاد، « مونتگومری» میشه گفت از این دسته از اساتیدِ نویسندگی هستش، و میشه گفت در ارائۀ اخبار، از مورخانِ بزرگی چون ابن خلدون و ابن اثیر و طبری، پیروی کرده و سپس به داوری نشسته
دوستانِ خردگرا، در این کتاب به یک نمونه از این موارد اشاره میکنم که در موردِ تازیانِ بی بته هستش و قابلِ توجهِ عرب پرستان

مونتگومری نوشته: باید تأکید شود که در فرهنگِ تازی ها، قتل و کشتارِ دیگران هنگامی زشت به شمار می آید که این عمل دربارۀ قبیلۀ خودی و یا عضوِ یک قبیلۀ دوست
ميقات الراجحي
وليام مونتقمري وات يكاد يعتبر من أخر المستشرقين الغربيين الذين أعتنوا بالتاريخ الإسلامي وهذه العناية حمّالة أوجه طبعًا لها مالها وعليها ماعليها. يأخذ منها ويرد، فكتابيه الشهيرين الذين أعتبرا كتابًا واحد من جزئين هو محاولة لدراسة حياة محمد – صلى الله عليه وسلم – في مكة منذ البداية حتى البعثة ثم يتوقف عند الهجرة .

وبعدها في الكتاب الثاني يبدأ بالحديث عن حياته بعد الهجرة والتشريع ومصادر التشريع حتى وفاته وهو أخطر من الكتاب الأول بالنسبة لي، وإن كنت أرى تناولهم بقراءة متواصلة وعدم الفصل بينهما لوحدة
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.
Vijay Sinha
Aug 27, 2015 is currently reading it
Dec 23, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Islamic literature's affirms that Muhammad had his first contact with Christianity though a learned Nestorian monk, named Bahira, whom he had met at the age of twelve, while on a trade trip to Syria with his uncle Abu Talib. On this journey, Muhammad had received the first dose of familiarity with the Christian religion, customs, and rituals while passing through the predominantly Christian regions of Syria. It is said that Bahira was highly impressed by Muhammad’s interest in religious discussi ...more
Joseph Lumbard
Aug 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing

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).
Syed M. Abdullah
Jul 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: religion
The book rationalize and contextualize the apparently sanctimonious decisions taken by Muhammad (PBUH). The analysis by Mr.Watt are rather impartial and credible sources has been consulted in the compilation of the respective publication. Indeed a recommended read!
Aug 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: education, history
كتابي فوق العاده دقيق و شامل،به دور از غرض ورزي و تعصب. ...more
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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” 27 likes
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