Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-10)
Martin Lings has researched the earliest sources available to write the biography "Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources." This lesson discusses the author of "Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources,"Martin Lings.
1) Library research: Have students research the author of "Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources," Martin Lings. Have students create a profile of Lings, including his background, occupation, and connection to the subject matter. After researching his life, have students write a report that discusses whether Lings was a capable choice for writing this biography. In your opinion, does his knowledge and background help or hinder this work?
2) Class discussion: Discuss the following questions with the class:
a) What can researching Ling's background and his other works tell the reader about the book?
b) Does Ling always write in the same genre?
c) Can a connection be made...
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