What was so special about Muhammad that caused people to follow him, obey him, and trust him when he declared he was a prophet?
Bharat Singh, a retired professor, covers the prophet's extraordinary achievements in this academic work. He examines how in a short period, from the time Muhammad became a prophet to his death, he successfully converted most Arabs and many others to Islam. At the same time, he also established an Arab kingdom and developed a religious doctrine based on Allah's messages and his examples, followed by about two billion Muslims today.
In simple language, the author answers questions such as:
• What are the doctrines, beliefs, and rituals of Islam?
• What is the meaning behind the traditions and practices of Muslims?
• How does the Quran shape behavior in daily life, social customs, gender issues, marriage, divorce, legal and illegal sexual relationships, and more?
• Why Muslims put faith in the divinely inspired judicial system of sharia instead of laws formed by humans.
Knowing the immense curiosity in the west of the violent acts carried by some Muslim groups claiming their actions as jihad sanctioned under Islam, Dr. Singh reviews jihad's doctrine and history. He also devotes a chapter to the jihadi agenda of around last hundred years and prominent terrorist organizations like Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Al-Qaida, ISIS, Taliban, and Hezbollah.