The Life of Mohammed: The Sira
THE LIFE OF MOHAMMED: THE SIRA is a condensed version of the biography of Mohammed, a man who became the first ruler of a united Arabia and laid the foundation for the empire of Islam. The Sira is not just a biography but it is also a sacred Islamic text of how devout Muslims should conduct their life.
Mohammed’s life is an epic story. He was an orphan who rose from poverty to become the first ruler of all of Arabia. He created a new religion, new methods of war, and a new political system, including a legal code, the Sharia.
Mohammed was the world’s greatest warrior. Today no one wages war in the name of Caesar, Alexander the Great, Napoleon, or any other military leader. However, every year many people die because of Mohammed. After 1400 years, Islam is still a powerful force and its goal is that all the world will live under the Sharia.
To understand Islam, you must know the life of Mohammed. The Koran commands that every Muslim is to live a life identical to his. The religion of Islam is not about worshipping Allah; it is about worshiping Allah exactly as Mohammed did.
THE LIFE OF MOHAMMED: THE SIRA is a unique book that provides a concise taste of Islam and is completely authoritative. The reference system allows you to verify all information in the source texts.
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By James on December 4, 2014
This is the basic biography necessary for assessment of the origin of Islam. It forces the question; Was this man a prophet, or a megalomaniac? The answer should be obviously the later.
Tapio Holopainen –
Religion that we don’t know
By Tapio Holopainen on December 2, 2014
The book was very informative for a layman like me. I liked the fact that doctor Warner explained in the beginning of the book the basics of islam. Namely that the koran is not the muslim bible, but to know islam as a religion, you have to know the life and actions of profet Muhammad as well. I also appreciate that Warner used references so that what he wrote can be verified from the source texts.
Denis A. Kleinfeld –
By Denis A. Kleinfeld on November 23, 2014
Concise summary of what Muhammad/Islam is without the whitewashing or …
By SStep on November 12, 2014
Concise summary of what Muhammad/Islam is without the whitewashing or straight up concealing of the truth that plaques most of contemporary popular writing about the faith and it’s founder.
Amazon Customer –
Well written. Unvarnished facts. Must read!
By Amazon Customer on November 4, 2014
David D –
This is the Sira, The History of Muhammad’s rise to power. It goes hand in glove with the Koran.
By David D “David D” on November 3, 2014
If you want to understand Islam, you must read and understand the life of Muhammad and the Koran. If you are a Muslim, the Koran is the Unaltered word of Allah as transmitted to Muhammad by the angel Gabriel.
If you are not a Muslim you should still know what the Sira and the Koran actually say. If you want to hold an informed opinion about Islam, terrorism, etc. knowing the Koran, Sira, and Hadith, is critical and the Center for Political Islam offers the easiest path to a solid understanding of Islam.
The great thing about the Simplified Koran is that it has excerpts from the life of Muhammad, this Sira, so you know the context of what was going on in his life when he got these revelations, and every paragraph is referenced, so you can look it up online. The references are critical. You will find yourself with many WTF moments when reading. Going to Wiki Islam or other online sources may only compound your sense that the prophet was perhaps a crazy megalomaniac. Islam requires a certain cognitive dissidence where you have to hold as true multiple contradictory ideas. There are also just plain bizarre things that are not explained like the two giant transparent women in paradise.
Know that most Muslims have a very sketchy understanding of Islam. Islam means submission and the only important thing is that Muslims all submit to Islam, and that we, non-Muslims, submit to Muslims.
Islam is both the peaceful Islam of Mecca, and the violent Islam of Median. Islam is a series of tactics to gain supremacy over the world. 1) Be peaceful and gain acceptance and tolerance, 2) Gradually get concessions to Islam, bit by bit. 3) Take over 4) Eliminate the Heretics and Apostates. This is the program Muhammad followed first in Median and then later in Mecca. In this way Muhammad became the richest and most powerful man in the region, had 11 wives including 9 year old Aisha, while breaking every one of the 10 commandments.
Know that Muhammad is the prophet of Allah, and the Ideal man, and you will be “The best of people”. Rejecting this message makes you the “Worst of people”, entitled to no rights under Islam.
If you know little about Islam a good place to start is:
If you really want to know about Islam read this Sira and read the Simplified Koran.
Everyone needs to read enough of this and of the main books of Islam to allow them to understand the goals of its founder
By NoMo on April 30, 2014
If you read this, the Hadiths and the Surra of Islam, you may wind up as I did, getting somewhat nauseous and frustrated at what I can only describe as Mohammed unrelenting hatred of all non-Muslim people, things and ideas. As a history junkie from a very early age, as a kid growing up in the 50’s and 60’s, I read that Mohammed and his military successors had conquered lands that used to be almost wholly Christian primarily by giving the inhabitants a choice between converting to Islam or death. When George Bush and Barack Obama said Islam was the religion of peace, at first I thought I might have dreamed that I read the histories I had and until I found Warner’s translations of this and the other Islamic books, it seemed that any book I could now find ignored or simply glossed over the violence that was responsible for Islam’s growth. By letting Mohammed tell his own story and publishing it in understandable form, Warner allows the “Prophet” himself to reveal his violent twisted nature. I would have given Warner’s translation five stars, for the service he has provided, but to be honest, I did not finish the readings because all of them are such hate-filled screeds from Mohammed that I began to feel complete revulsion for the man and his ideas and simply could not finish.
CHARLES D CALHOUN –
A must read
By CHARLES D CALHOUN on March 10, 2014
Read this book and you will be better informed about Islam. Most people know very little about Islam. This is by design as Islam conceals what they have done to non-Muslims. This book will inform you and state what Muslims would do to non-Muslims in the future if given the chance. Their traditions are far more violent than people understand.
Golden Treasure –
By Martha Teklu “Golden Treasure” on November 20, 2013
I was born from a devout Christian family and I have little knowledge of Islam and what I told at home was not good. Later on, I accepted tolerance and understanding but I always have unanswered questions and the books by Bill Warner explained to me the messages of Mohammed about Islam. Now I know why my family were against the teaching of Islam. The book was able to explain to me using quotations from Kuran.
A real eye opener about Muslim Jihad
By Spirit on August 29, 2013
The goal of Islam is for all the world to be Islamic by whatever means necessary to accomplish this. Warner gives a convincing argument through his interpretation of the Sira. Muhammad and today’s Muslim jihadists share a strong bond that cannot be broken. I highly recommend this book.
By none on August 25, 2013
Opened my eyes. Interesting to hear about Muhammad from the original sources. Now I can see why Muslims are always fighting.
Book Reviews –
By thomas berrigan on April 8, 2013
This man is an expert and there do not seem to be very many who write a truthful factual history of this man who is idolized by Muslim terrorists and started a “religion” that now numbers over a billion. Why someone would want to follow someone who killed and raped and stole and used deceit the way he did amazes me.