Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources Themes

Martin Lings
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Fear

The theme of fear weaves its way through the book. When Muhammad begins to receive revelations from God and people begin to follow him, the balance of power and religion in the area of Mecca is disturbed. Suddenly, families are torn apart as some cling to the old ways and others embrace the message that Muhammad brings to them. The Quraysh begin to persecute those who follow Muhammad and drive many out of Mecca. The underlying reason for this persecution is fear of Muhammad's message and the changing way of life.

Muhammad challenges many of the traditions that the Quraysh have, and as more people decide to follow him, his influence in the region grows. The Quraysh are afraid of what Muhammad represents and the power he has. They react out of fear, hoping to retain their place in Mecca and in the region. While their actions are...

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