Muhammad

by Demi

Born in Mecca in 570 A.D., Muhammad lost both his parents at an early age and was... read more

Born in Mecca in 570 A.D., Muhammad lost both his parents at an early age and was raised by a grandfather and then by an uncle, who trained him as a businessman. Always thoughtful, honest, and sincere, he was often called upon by friends and neighbors to settle disputes. He was 40 years old when he received his first revelation from Allah, who called upon Muhammad to recite His words. These words were recorded as the Koran and became the foundation of the Islamic faith. Demi uses the intricate style of Persian miniatures with gold-leaf overlay to illustrate this respectful picture book biography of the man known throughout the Islamic world as The Prophet. (Ages 7–11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2004

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