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Manas 3 (2017), 1.

Published on 01.11.2017 http://manas.bg/en/issue_5/biografiya-na-proroka-muhammad-predstavena-na-blgarskite-deca-i-yunoshi-v-kraya-na-xix-vek

ISSN: 2367-6256

Peen, Yordan. A Biography of the Prophet Muhammad, Presented to Children and Teenagers in Bulgaria at the End of the 19th Century. – In: Manas: East–West: Languages, Cultures, Societies, Vol. 3, 1, 2017.

2017 / Volume 3 / Issue number 1 : East–West: Languages, Cultures, Societies

A Biography of the Prophet Muhammad, Presented to Children and Teenagers in Bulgaria at the End of the 19th Century

Yordan Peen

Summary

This article examines the biography of the prophet Muhammad published in 1892 in the youth-oriented journal Izvor. The text is based on contemporary European publications on the subject. We observe a friendly attitude and a tendency to make the epoch in which the Prophet lived understandable to Christians, without taking a negative stance towards his preaching and deeds. Thus, only fourteen years after Bulgaria’s liberation from Ottoman domination, the reader receives a message of respect, tolerance, and mutual understanding with the followers of Islam.

Keywords: Muhammad, biography, Arabia, Islam

The main text of the article is in Bulgarian