Martin Lings on Prophet Muhammad A Critical and Analytical review of his book, “Muhammad: His Life Based on Earliest Sources”


  • Tariq Aziz Doctoral Candidate Islamic Studies, University of Sargodha, Sargodha
  • Dr. Mohib ul Nabi Tahir Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, Govt. Graduate College, Nankana Sahib
  • Dr. Iftikhar Baig Associate Professor, Department of Urdu, Qurtuba University of Science and Technology, Dera Ismail khan



Historiography, Martin Lings, Sirah.


Western scholars have been studying & writing about the life of Prophet Muhammad for many centuries. But there are few scholars in the west who have studied the life of Muhammad objectively. Martin Lings is included in the list of those famous western scholars. He has discussed different aspects of the life of Prophet Muhammad in his research work and writings. This research article aims to find out the life history, the contents of his book, and their historiographicl analysis. After briefly mentioning his thoughts, this paper proves that he uses authentic and reliable sources along with literary language, combines socio-cultural analysis with the reading of scriptures and Hadith, and includes stories of miracles.


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How to Cite

Tariq Aziz, Dr. Mohib ul Nabi Tahir, and Dr. Iftikhar Baig. 2021. “Martin Lings on Prophet Muhammad A Critical and Analytical Review of His Book, ‘Muhammad: His Life Based on Earliest Sources’”. Al-Qamar 4 (2):75-90.