THE PROPHET OF MERCY:
HOW MUHAMMAD (PEACE BE UPON HIM) ROSE ABOVE ENMITY AND INSULT
Author(s): Omar Suleiman & Mohammad Elshinawy
Reviewed by: Abdur Raheem Kidwai
Publisher: Leicester, Kube Publishing in association with Yaqeen, 2022, 108pp. ISBN: 9781847741721.
Prophet Muhammad’s Sirah has been studied from a myriad of vantage points. Along with scholarly, analytical works delving deep into various facets of the Prophet’s biography, which changed the course of history, popular, anecdotal writings, focussing on a particular aspect of his life, are equally important and needed.
Elshinawy and Suleiman have done a laudable job in producing this highly reader-friendly and easy-to-grasp work on the Sirah, which illustrates why the Qur’an speaks of him as a “mercy to the worlds” (al-Anbiya’, 21:7). The introductory pages of this work address the issues of Islamophobia and the despicable misrepresentation of the Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) down the millennia in the West, which