The Makkan Crucible (Zakaria Bashier)


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Based on original Arabic sources and modern writings on the Sirah, 'The Makkan Crucible' is a powerful restatement of the Makkan life of the Prophet and a searching analysis of the Jahiliyyah environment in which the blessings of Islam produced a generation of people who not only became the finest embodiment of human conduct but typified the highest virtues of faith and endurance. The author has not only breathed a new freshness into the subject but has focused on the Sirah in the context of the Prophet's mission as reflected in the Qur'an. The focus moves beautifully and meaningfully from man to mission, from individual to movement, from past to the present and the future, from chronicle of events to ethos of society and history.