Muhammad: Islam’s First Great General (Campaigns and by Richard A. Gabriel

By Richard A. Gabriel

That Muhammad succeeded as a prophet is indisputable; a trendy army historian now means that he will possibly not have performed so had he now not additionally been an outstanding soldier.

Best referred to as the founding father of an important faith, Muhammad used to be additionally Islam’s first nice common. whereas there were quite a few bills of Muhammad the Prophet, this can be the 1st army biography of the man.

In Muhammad: Islam’s First nice General, Richard A. Gabriel exhibits us a warrior by no means ahead of obvious in antiquity—a chief of an all-new non secular move who in one decade fought 8 significant battles, led eighteen raids, and deliberate thirty-eight different army operations. Gabriel’s research portrays Muhammad as a progressive who brought army strategies that remodeled armies and battle during the Arab world.

Gabriel analyzes the surroundings within which Muhammad lived and the faith he encouraged as they relate to his army achievements. Gabriel explains how Muhammad replaced the social composition of Arab armies via exchanging conventional methods of struggling with with a brand new command structure.

Muhammad’s transformation of Arab struggle enabled his successors to set up the middle of the Islamic empire—an accomplishment that, Gabriel argues, might were militarily very unlikely with out Muhammad’s strategies. Richard A. Gabriel demanding situations present scholarship on Muhammad’s position in heritage and provides a perspective no longer formerly attempted.

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