Table of Contents

Abbreviations Used in the Essay
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Foreword: Dr. John O Voll
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Editor's Note: Sabreen Akhter
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Acknowledgments
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Objectives of the Review
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Attitudes towards Prophet Muhammad
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I. The Seeker of Truth
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II. The Recipient of the Mantle of Prophethood/ The Warner and the Exhorter
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III. The Stoic Optimist
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IV. The Pluralistic Leader
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V. The Courageous Yet Reluctant Warrior
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VI. The Statesman par excellence and the Teacher
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VII. The Compassionate Ruler and Spiritual Leader
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Does this essay cover any new ground?
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Appendices
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The Sources for This Essay

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The Treaty of Hudaybiyah

This is what Muhammad (S) ibn Abdullah has agreed with Suhayl ibn 'Amr.
They have agreed to lay aside war for ten years during which men can be safe and refrain from hostilities on condition that;
If anyone comes to Muhammad (S) without the permission of his guardian, he will return him to them;
And if anyone of those with Muhammad (S) comes to Quraysh, they will not return him to him (Muhammad (S));
We will not show enmity one to another and there shall be no secret reservation or bad faith;
He who wishes to enter into a bond or agreement with Muhammad (S) may do so;
And he who wishes to enter into a bond or agreement with Quraysh may do so;
You (Muslims) must retire from us this year and not enter Makkah against our will;
And next year we will make way for you and you can carry a riders weapons, the swords in their sheath. You can bring in nothing more.