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Twenty Three Years: A Study of the Prophetic Career of Mohammad

This book is not a biography of Mohammad as it claims, but a book presenting a different view of how Mohammad and Islam emerged. Thus, when choosing to read this book, the reader should first have a background on Islam and the life of Mohammad, and use this book to get an opposing view on […]

  • Ali Dashti
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • 1985
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Twenty Three Years: A Study of the Prophetic Career of Mohammad
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    This book is not a biography of Mohammad as it claims, but a book presenting a different view of how Mohammad and Islam emerged. Thus, when choosing to read this book, the reader should first have a background on Islam and the life of Mohammad, and use this book to get an opposing view on the issue.

    Clearly, as a biography this book is missing significant amount of well known and critical information. Also, as a scholarly work, it leaves a lot to be desired. His reasoning and documented notes are flawed or non-existent. The value of this book is in the fact that it provides an opposing view of Islam which is very much lacking, yet needed for a free thinking community. As such, this is a gutsy book which in my opinion will help in promoting free-thinking in the Islamic community even-though it will most likely promote hate in non-Moslem readers. This book provides ample ammo to those who want to discredit Islam although without sound proof or reasoning. But, note that Ali Dashti equally refutes Christianity and Judaism.

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    • Ali Dashti
    • HarperCollins Publishers
    • 1985
    • First
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