The life of Muhammad has provided inspiration to Muslims for hundreds of years .The Prophet occupies a unique place in the life and conscience of Muslims. For them, he was the most perfect of God’s creatures, and he was, according to a famous Arabic poem, not just a man among men but like a ruby among ordinary stones. The life of the
Prophet has inspired the development of a vast body of literature over the centuries. Authors in every genre have written about Muhammad. Qur’anic commentators and jurists use examples from his life to explain obscure scriptural passages or argue in favour of particular rules. Ethicists give advice based on his conduct and precepts. Mystics derive elaborate symbolism from his Night Journey and Ascension. Muhammad: Man and Prophet is a unique attempt to combine the life and teachings of the Prophet into a coherent narrative.