Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Special Offer: Omid Safi's MEMORIES OF MUHAMMAD

Today’s students live in a world filled with so much media noise surrounding Muhammad and Islam that it is essential for them to learn about the historical Muhammad before they can engage in meaningful discussions.

In Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters, Omid Safi, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, provides a three-dimensional portrait of Muhammad—and the one billion people who follow him today.

Here is a lens through which students can view both the genesis of Islamic religion and the grand sweep of Islam history—right up to the hot-button issues of today.

“A fresh investigation of Islam’s Prophet that uncovers a complex personality. . . . [Safi’s] depiction of a profoundly humane and compassionate visionary offers a much needed corrective to the darker perspective promulgated by some Islamic extremists.”—Booklist (starred review)

SPECIAL OFFER FOR PROFESSORS: Memories of Muhammad will be available in paperback ($14.99) in November—in time to assign for the spring semester. The first 250 professors who respond may have a FREE hardcover to examine now for possible course adoption. The hardcover ($24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-123134-6) will ship to college addresses in the United States only. This hardcover examination copy is yours to keep whether you assign for class or not. Please use this form to request a copy.

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