I read some years ago a book by Tariq Ramadan – one of our foremost intellectuals today, a professor at Oxford- that had a significant impact on my life. It is ‘In the footsteps of the prophet‘, a biography of our beloved. What sets this biography apart is the masterful and deeply insightful analysis given by Prof. Ramadan. Dr. Ramadan brings historical events to light and marries them to current world events in a way that we all need to understand. The life story of our beloved was not for naught…it teaches timeless truth. I hope you will read this book.
For now suffice to share a quote from the introduction. I am not sure how but I was bereft of my copy of the book and at long last I have gotten another one. So with thanks to God, deeply happy to be able to re-read this work. Here is how Dr. Ramadan ends his introduction-
“The prophet’s life is an invitation to a spirituality that avoids no question and teaches us – in the course of events, trials, hardships, and our quest – that the true answers to existential questions are more often those given by the heart than by the intelligence. Deeply, simply: he who cannot love cannot understand.”
Peace be with you all, Assalamu alaikum