Posted by Zia Shah
Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times
Karen Armstrong has been a prolific writer and almost all her works are for enlightening mankind and bringing them together. In my opinion, her Magnum opus is her biography of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may peace be on him, Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet.
A chapter in the book titled, Muhammad the Enemy, can bring the Christians and the Muslims together by promoting insight into some of the limitations of the past. To share one quote from the book: “If we could view Muhammad as we do any other important historical figure we would surely consider him to be one of the greatest geniuses the world has known.” For a more detailed excerpt from her book, click here.
Amazon can be your guide, for the list of books that she has written and I really admire all the books that she has written about Islam, other religions and the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
November 14, 1944 (age 67)
Wildmoor, Worcestershire, England
|Alma mater||Oxford University|
Karen Armstrong FRSL (born 14 November 1944), is a British author and commentator who is the author of twelve books on comparative religion. A former Roman Catholic nun, she went from a conservative to a more liberal and mystical faith. Armstrong first rose to prominence in 1993 with her book, A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, an international best seller that is now required reading in many theology courses. Her work focuses on commonalities of the major religions, such as the importance, in many, of compassion or “The Golden Rule“.