Martin lings’s biography of muhammad is an internationally acclaimed, comprehensive, and authoritative account of the life of the prophet some reviewers have criticized this book because it tells the story of the prophet's life story without critical analysis what these reviewers are really complaining about is that the book does not. Martin lings for the footballer and football manager, see martin ling a student of the swiss metaphysician frithjof schuon  and an authority on the work of william shakespeare , he is best known as the author of muhammad: his life based on the earliest sources , first published in 1983 and still in print.
Let me be clear: this is a review of muhammad the biography it is not a review of muhammad the prophet the author martin lings was a muslim convert and arabic speaker who spent formative years in cairo and earned a phd on sufism at soas university of london in 1959.
A literary analysis of life of muhammad by martin lings martin lings & sean barrett (narrator) muhammad (saw) spoken the life of prophet muhammad leila azzam 10-3-2018 muhammad: common abbreviations: محمد اِقبال ) (november 9, 1877 – april 21, 1938), widely known as allama iqbal, was a poet, philosopher, and politician.
In muhammad: his life based on the earliest sources, martin lings traces the life of muhammad, the founder of islam using ancient sources, lings discusses muhammad's life from his birth to his death, including the revelations that muhammad receives from god and the opposition to islam with which muhammad and his followers had to contend. Martin lings cleverly describes the social, economic and political aspects of makkah in the pre-islamic times before narrating the life of prophet muhammed(pbuh)it really helps the reader to understand the people of its age.
Martin lings has an international reputation for his rare grasp of the inner life of the sufis he is an authority on aspects of islamic art, calligraphy in particular, and he. Lings provides a wealth of detail on the life of muhammad, the time and place of many koranic revelations, and the foundation of islam, all based exclusively on 8th- and 9th-century arabic biographical sources and collections of the sayings attributed to muhammad.
Martin lings was an english writer and scholar, a student and follower of frithjof schuon, and shakespearean scholar he is best known as the author of a very popular and positively reviewed biography, muhammad: his life based on the earliest sources, first published in 1983 and still in print. Martin lings’s biography of muhammad is an internationally acclaimed, comprehensive, and authoritative account of the life of the prophet.
Review of a new biography of holy prophet muhammad by dr zahid aziz, nottingham, england 'muhammad, his life based on the earliest sources', by martin lings published by george allen & unwin ltd, and the islamic texts society, london 1983 pp 357.