The Makkah Crucible, based on original Arabic sources and modem writings on the Sirah, is a powerful restatement of the Makkah life of the Prophet and a searching analysis of the Jahiliyyah environment in which the blessings of Islam produced a generation of people who not only became fine embodiment of human conduct, but typified the highest virtues of faith and endurance.
The author has not only breathed a new freshness into the subject but has focused on the Sirah in the context of the Prophet's mission as reflected in the Qur'an. The focus moves beautifully and meaningfully from man to mission, from individual to movement, from past to the present and the future, from chronicle of events to ethos of society and history. In paying homage and showing reverence to the Prophet some authors have exceeded proper limits while others have not been able to adequately highlight the multi-dimensional aspects of the Prophetic life. Dr. Zakana Bashier however succeeded in striking a balance and presenting in the book a graphic and inspiring picture of the Sirah of the Prophet.