The Truth About Muhammad

  • by Robert Spencer
  • Narrated by James Adams
  • 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In The Truth about Muhammad, New York Times best-selling author and Islam expert Robert Spencer offers an honest and telling portrait of the founder of Islam � perhaps the first such portrait in half a century � unbounded by fear and political correctness, unflinching, and willing to face the hard facts about Muhammad's life that continue to affect our world today. Spencer details Muhammad's development from a preacher of hellfire and damnation into a political and military leader who expanded his rule by force of arms, promising his warriors luridly physical delights in Paradise if they were killed in his cause. He explains how the Qur'an's teaching on warfare against unbelievers developed, with constant war to establish the hegemony of Islamic law as the last stage.

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Freedom

It is really fantastic that Audible.co.uk offers such a diverse range of literature on it's website. "The Truth about Muhammad" adds an interesting and balanced account which is more topical today than ever before. Although I am against established religions per se, so have no "angle" (or loyalty to the religion of my ancestors!) It is clear from just browsing Audible.co.uk that there are plenty of books criticising Christianity and the other religions, far more than criticise Islam, but I don't hear people whining about them. That's because people still (at the moment) have a right to write books on topics that they choose to write about and have an expertise and interest in. Most civilised people respect that. It is therefore ridiculous to hysterically demand that someone writes sequels on other religions! My ancestors fought Hitler to ensure that EVERYONE could have an opinion without fear and intimidation. This book is well researched, interesting and fair. Buy it now!
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- Jonathan

Understanding the peaceful /violent Islamic divide

The key to understanding Islam seems to be the fact that during Mohammad's early career he was peaceful but in his later career he used military force. Subsequently, his words can be peaceful or aggressive depending in which period they were written. This is an excellent audio book which presents the details of his life, some of which are 'inconvenient'.
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- Ned

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-10-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.