Assalaamu alaikum [Peace be to you],
Why should we all learn about the prophet Mohammed -peace be upon him-?
Mohammed -peace be upon him- came into the world as the Last prophet and Messenger of the God. He -peace be upon him- came in the full blaze of contemporary history. Therefore his life, his works and his achievements are not wrapped in any mystery or conjecture. Every event and every action of his life was most carefully recorded at that time by various people and was preserved lest it should be lost to posterity.
Mohammed -peace be upon him- was the most influential of all prophets. As the Last Messenger of the God, he -peace be upon him- was a man par excellence who pulled the failing and sinking humanity out of the depths of darkness and ignorance. He was the one who saved the human soul from the spiritual bondage and showed to it the path of success and enlightenment.
In every act of his there was meaning and purpose, and in every word of his - there was wisdom and knowledge. Whether it was praying to the God, or advocating democracy or emancipating and upholding women’s rights or advocating the Supreme Human Charter, in fact in all fields of human activities, he -peace be upon him- gave perfect guidance.
Mohammed -peace be upon him- passed through all phases of life and suffered every vicissitude but he surmounted all obstacles and achieved unbelievable success. Whatever he preached, he also practiced. His mission had greatness of purpose. In fact the more one knows about the life and character of the Last Messenger, greater is the reverence for him. Compare the conditions that were prevailing at the time of his advent with the conditions that prevailed at the time of his demise. He -peace be upon him- brought about a total transformation in human life. He brought about a Lasting Revolution. He changed the course of history.
Top 5 Biographies of the Prophet Mohammed:
Who was Mohammed -peace be upon him-, the last prophet of Islam? These top biographies will help you learn more about his life, his message, and his legacy:
1. The Sealed Nectar (Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum), by S. al-Mubarakpuri
A complete and authoritative account of the life of the Prophet. Was awarded First Prize by the Muslim World League, at a 1979 literature competition for biographies of the Prophet, held in Mekkah.
2. Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources, by Martin Lings
A leading biography of the Prophet Mohammed -peace be upon him-, the only one based on Arabic sources of the 8th and 9th centuries. Considered one of the best-documented and clearly written biographies of Mohammed in the English language.
3. Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet, by Karen Armstrong
Accessible and balanced biography of the Prophet Mohammed -peace be upon him- in English. From the author of “A History of God,” “The Battle for God,” and “Islam: A Short History.”
4. The Life of the Last Prophet, by Yusuf Islam
Audio biography of the Prophet Mohammed -peace be upon him-, narrated by Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens). In addition to the concise life story of the Prophet, the recording includes recitation of the Qur’an, a beautiful rendition of the adhan, and Yusuf Islam’s performance of the traditional song, Tala’a al-Badru ‘Alayna.
5. Introducing Muhammad, by Ziauddin Sardar
Informative and entertaining look at the life of the Prophet Mohammed -peace be upon him-, aimed at younger readers. Fully illustrated, from Totem Books’ “Introducing” series.
I hope this was beneficial.
- “The Personality of Allah’s Last Messenger, MUHAMMAD” by ABDUL WAHEED KHAN
- Top 5 Biographies of the Prophet Muhammad [http://islam.about.com/od/muhammad/tp/seerah.htm]
IN THE DRAWING:
the books the people are holding (from left to right) are:
- “The Lies About Muhammad” by Moustafa Zayed
- “Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources” by Martin Lings.
- Muhammad the messenger of Allah by Abdurrahman al-Sheha.