Background of the Birth of Islam
By Sayyid Muhammad Husayni Beheshti
The present book comprise a series of lectures delivered by Shaheed Beheshti during the years 1966-1967 in Hamburg Islamic Centre. Addressing predominantly a group of Iranian students in Germany every Saturday, he attracted a general audience of international students and others interested in Islam. The writer sets forth the sociological, political and religious conditions in the wide area surrounding Arabia. Probing deeply into two great imperial powers of the day, namely Persia and Eastern Roman Empire. Shaheed Beheshti carries the reader on a wide ranging journey around those ancient lands. In the opening chapters his book, the writer has delved into methodology to deal with religious subjects in each chapter with brief question/answer discussion and conclusion.
The well known writer and analyst of historical developments, the late martyr of Islam, Ayatullah S.M.H. Beheshti, better known as Shaheed Beheshti to his innumerable admirers, both in Iran and abroad, narrates in an interesting free style the historical conditions attending upon the birth of Islam. Undoubtedly this brief work will be a valuable addition to his other numerous writings and proves an inspiration for all, while reflecting his devotion to research study and deep insight.
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