Muhammad and the Course of Islam
An account of the Prophet Muhammad and a history of the development of Islám
A sympathetic account of a world religion whose adherents today number over 500 million. This book contains a full biography of the Prophet and a history of Islám from the years of His mission to the nineteenth century.
Author: Hasan Balyuzi.
Format: Softcover book, 480 pages, 15 x 22 cm.
Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 1976.
About Hasan Balyuzi
H. M. Balyuzi graduated from the American University of Beirut and later took his M.Sc. (Econ.) at London. At the outbreak of war in 1939, he joined the Persian service of the BBC. For many years hw was the chairman of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the British Isles, and was appointed a Hand of the Cause in 1957. Mr Balyuzi passed away in London in 1980.
Balyuzi, loved and honoured throughout the Bahá'í world for his invaluable books on the three Central Figures of the Bahá'í Faith, was mourned on his passing by the Universal House of Justice as one of 'the most powerful defenders, most resourceful historians' of the Faith. He was related to the Báb, but his belief was of conviction and not inheritance. It was his meeting at the age of seventeen with the Guardian, Shoghi Effendi, that stirred him to accept nearly five decades of unceasing labour in administrative, teaching and scholarly fields for the advancement of the Cause. In 1957 he was elevated to the rank of Hand of the Cause of God. The last fifteen years his life were wholly devoted to the writing of the eight books by which he will always be remembered.