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  • Books

"The Life of The Last Prophet" by Yusuf Islam
It is a two disc set consisting of a 65 minute spoken word biography of The Life Of The Last Prophet (Album) Muhammad, written and read by Yusuf Islam. The biography includes Qur'anic recitation, singing and sound effects. The story is broken into four parts and spans 33 tracks on the CD. Disc two contains three additional tracks which are Nasheeds (songs). Of the three songs, Yusuf only sings lead on the first, "Tala'a al-Badru 'Alayna (Song)." The only musical instrument used is a drum but the additional vocals including the choral group, "Children Of Jordan" fill in the gaps.


"The Life of the Prophet Muhammad": Al-Sira Al-Nabawiyya. They are great books of Islamic Civilization Series. Translated by Prof. Trevor Le Gassick. Reviewed by Dr Ahmed Fareed. Compiled in the Fourteenth century AD by a prominent Syrian scholar, al-Sira al-Nabawiyya by Ibn Kathir is a full examination, in chronological order, of the background, life and mission of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Drawn from the earliest and most reliable Arabic sources, it offers, in this English translation, the fullest available account of the historical circumstances and personalities most important in the founding of Islam.


"Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum", (The Sealed Nectar) Saifur Rahman al-Mubarakpuri
It is considered the most authentic biography of the Prophet (pbuh) in English, and well written book. It covers pre-Arabia and the entire life of the Prophet (pbuh), specific instances when ayahs came down and analyzes some aspects of the seerah. It has a lot of wonderful information and hours of insightful reading.
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"Stories of the Prophets" by Imam Ibn Kathir, translated by Sheikh Muhammad Mustafa Gemeiah. This classical work by the great scholar Ibn Kathir shares detailed information about the lives of the twenty-five Prophets mentioned by name in the Qur’an. Based on Islamic sources, the stories inclusively present whatever is known about these blessed individuals: the circumstances of their spreading the message, the nations where they lived, how they were treated, their unique trials and the results of their teaching. As one reads through the accounts, Allah’s reasons for sending the Prophets are unveiled. The distinct style of writing makes it easy for both adults and children to understand and makes a valuable addition to a Muslim family library. It is available in either English or Arabic.


"Muhammad" by Martin Lings. This biography of Muhammad (pbuh), unlike others, is based on Arabic sources of the 8th and 9th centuries (of which some key passages are translated for the first time). It owes its freshness and directness of approach to the words of men and women who heard the Blessed Prophet speak and witnessed the events of his life. Nothing remotely comparable exists in English, or in any other European language.Really good book.



"Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet" by Karen Armstrong
She gives the reader some background information on the time period and culture in which Islam was given its birth. Also she discusses Muhammad's life through the remainder of the book. In the final chapter, after discussing the events surrounding his death, she gives a brief overview of post-Muhammad Islam.



The fairest of stories, The Life Story of Joseph in the Qur'an by Ahmad Zaki Hammad
It is important to be wary of viewing Joseph's story as a kind of fairy tale, as it so often happens with prophetic history, when heroes of morality are relegated to the realm of myth and fable. What you're about to read happened in real life to real men and women in a remarkable series of events, a grand chapter in human history, that one would be wise to turn to for support and uplifting, for it conveys to us what cannot be carried on the legs of any lecture or ruling...

  • Other books:

- "Muhammad the last Prophet" by Sayyed Abul Hassan Ali Nadwi

- "The Makkan Crucible" by Zakaria Bashier

- "Madinan Society At the Time of the Prophet" by Akram Diya Al Umari

- For children :"Stories of the Prophets" by Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi.

  • Links

The seals of wisdom

Prophet Muhammad

Life of Prophets

Stories of the holy prophets and companions


For children : Muslim today kids net




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