About the Book :
When a prominent citizen, named Muhammad, of Mecca began (AD 610) exhorting the Meccans to acknowledge the supremacy of God and to surrender to Him, he met with derision. But today he's revered as a prophet by his followers who would gladly wage a holy war (Jihad) to spread his messages or revelations which forms the Qoran. His influence has transcended such formidable barriers as time, race, colour and nationality. This book, an English translation from French of H. Lammens' Islam, attempts to understand the rise and prodigious growth of the prophet's influence by a penetrating and dispassionate study of the conditions in Arabia at that remote period, the events in Muhammad's life, the Qoran, the Sunna and Islamic Law. It explains the cause of the origin, and further evolution of the mystic, sectarian and reformist movements which have shaped the beliefs and Institutions that are current among the Muslims. This book will be of immense help to those who want to understand Islam.