Muhammad

Muhammad Cover

Muhammad

By Demi; Laleh Bakhtiar; Demi (Illustrator)

Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, 9780689852640, 48pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2003

Description

Muhammad

is

the messenger of Islam.

Born in Mecca in the year 570, Muhammad grew into a sensitive and thoughtful man who believed deeply in the worship of one true god.

In his fortieth year, Muhammad experienced a revelation from the angel Gabriel that he, Muhammad, was the messenger of God. Over the next twenty-three years, he received many such revelations, all of which were written down by scribes at the time of revelation to become the Koran, the sacred scripture of Islam, a religion that is practiced by nearly one-quarter of the world's population and holds as its most sacred tenet that there is no god but God.

Through a clear text and stunning illustrations based upon those of traditional Islamic expression, the award-winning artist Demi here introduces the remarkable life of the Prophet Muhammad for young readers.



About the Author
Demi became fascinated with Buddhism at the age of three, when she chose a small golden statue of the Buddha at a five-and-dime store. At age twenty-one she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study art in India, where she walked in the footsteps of the Buddha. She has practiced Buddhism for twenty years, along with her husband, Tze-si Huang. In researching the art for "Buddha," she drew from Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Burmese, and Indonesian paintings, sculptures, and sutra illustrations, particularly Pahari and Chamba Indian miniature paintings. For the story of the Buddha's life, Demi relied on her library of more than 82,000 books, most of which relate to Buddhism.
Demi is the author and illustrator of many books, including "The Empty Pot," "The Magic Tapestry," "The Firebird," and "The Magic Gold Fish," She lives in Carnation, Washington.


Laleh Bakhtiar, born of a Christian mother and Muslim father, began her continuing legacy at Chatham College in Pittsburgh, PA where she received her BA in History. She received her MA in Philosophy, MA in Counseling Psychology and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of New Mexico. She then went on to receive her Clinical Psychotherapist license in the State of Illinois. Laleh is the adapter/compiler/editor of the five volumes of Avicenna's world-renowned Canon of Medicine, co-author of A Sense of Unity: The Sufi Tradition in Persian Architecture and author of SUFI Expressions of the Mystic Quest, and three volumes of God's Will Be Done on Moral Healing. Through the works on psychology she has become the leading authority on the Sufi origins of the Enneagram as well as the psychology of spiritual chivalry (futuwwa, javanmardi). She is presently Director of the Institute of Traditional Psychology and Resident Scholar at Kazi Publications.

Demi became fascinated with Buddhism at the age of three, when she chose a small golden statue of the Buddha at a five-and-dime store. At age twenty-one she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study art in India, where she walked in the footsteps of the Buddha. She has practiced Buddhism for twenty years, along with her husband, Tze-si Huang. In researching the art for "Buddha," she drew from Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Burmese, and Indonesian paintings, sculptures, and sutra illustrations, particularly Pahari and Chamba Indian miniature paintings. For the story of the Buddha's life, Demi relied on her library of more than 82,000 books, most of which relate to Buddhism.
Demi is the author and illustrator of many books, including "The Empty Pot," "The Magic Tapestry," "The Firebird," and "The Magic Gold Fish," She lives in Carnation, Washington.