Companions of the Prophet Volume 2
This book set highlights aspects of the lives of sixty Companions of the Prophet, some famous, others almost completely unknown. Here the trials and triumphs of the early Muslims as individuals are well-portrayed. Their various paths to Islam -- sometimes direct, sometimes long and torturous, their devotion to the noble Prophet, their endeavors in peace time and their exploits in war -- all serve to cast them in a heroic mould. This is a two-book set based on original Arabic sources and written in a style that is lively and often gripping. The lives of the Sahabah or Companions of the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, is a rich storehouse of knowledge, guidance, and inspiration. The men and women whose stories are told here helped to lay the foundations of a new world order, and it is only fitting that they should be more widely known.