Author: Zakaria Bashier
Publisher: The Islamic Foundation
About the Book: War and Peace in the Life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), seeks to bring into sharper focus the relevance of the Prophets exemplary life in our times. In doing so, the misperception is allayed that Islam is inextricably linked with violence. That Islam preaches and practices the ideals of peaceful coexistence and freedom of faith is brought home with reference to the elucidation of the Qur’anic verses which allow Muslims to wage war, if necessary. The same truth is illustrated by analyzing the Prophets conduct in war and his measures for ensuring peace. All the major battles in the early history of Islam are studied in the wider context of Islamic teachings on war and peace.
Amjad Ali Siddiqui –
I have read this book. Details about the Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ battles have been written precisely, yet covering all essential details. Suitable headings in the text help a reader’s assimilation too well. The contents are very accurate and correct in chronology. Things have been written in the proper context. Major campaigns such as Badr, Uhud, Khandaq, Hudaybiyyah Treaty, Khyber, the conquest of Makkah, Hunain and Taif have been explained in detail. The concept of the battles of the Prophet ﷺ has correctly been explained, clearing a general misconception among certain people that Islam had spread in the world through the sword. The writer has very well explained this aspect relating the relevant Quranic verses and with good logical arguments. The strategy and implications of various campaigns have been covered well. Very good analysis, conclusions and lessons have been drawn. The book is not only about the campaigns of the Prophet ﷺ , it also contains other important events of the Prophet ‘s ﷺ life. The knowledge that one derives after reading so many books about the battles of the Prophet ﷺ, perhaps this book has all that in a concise form. A good book for the senior Army officers to study. The other readers will also benefit from reading it.
Amjad Ali Siddiqui –