Review on a new book about the Prophet Mohammed’s life, that portrays his life in a new approach and methodology. The book was written by Dr. Meraj Mohiuddin, a neuroscientist & anesthesiologist who teaches at Harvard Medical School & its affiliate hospitals.
The story of the Prophet Mohammed, portrayed in the book “Revelation“, is one about transformation of the heart, mind, and actions. If you approach this book with a sincere and open mind, and reflect upon how the transformation occurred within the Prophet, his companions, Arabian Peninsula, and ultimately the rest of the world, you will understand that each person is capable of complete transformation to something better and greater. To something closer to the truest nature that God had intended for every human being.
Through reading the book, you will be able to see for yourself what it took for those in the past to achieve their inner transformation, and what it requires of you to achieve the same. But in order for that to happen, you have to look inward and take yourself into account as you study how the Prophet Mohammed and his companions took themselves into account. You will find that the questions that will form in your head were already there for you to reflect and ponder upon.
Reading this book was an emotionally powerful experience. It is the only book I have read on the Prophet Mohammed’s life that allows the reader to connect the dots between the prophetic traditions and draw parallels between the past to the present, and then to yourself. Through diagrams, notes, commentary, and summaries, the reader is given a comprehensive and complete exploration of the Prophet’s life throughout every stage of his life.
The book builds on a detailed study from different scholars of what and why events took place. This book is presented in a way that paints a holistic picture of who the Prophet was and still is. You can see and understand his perspective, the companions’ perspectives, and the community’s perspective all together.
It was through all of these presentations that I also was able to connect the dots within my own life experiences and see what it takes for me to transform into a different, better version of myself, something closer to what God had hopefully intended for me.
Written by Shatha Barbour, BA from the prestigious Northwestern University and an MA in Healthcare Management from the University of Michigan. She is one of the co-founders of the Good Tree Institute.