A complete authoritative book on the life of Prophet Muhammad (S) by Sheikh Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarkpuri. It was honored by the World Muslim League as first prize winner book. Whoever wants to know the whole life style of the Prophet in detail must read this book.
Muhammad (S) is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him, are severe against the disbelievers, and merciful among themselves. You see them bowing and falling down prostrate (in prayer), seeking bounty from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. The mark of them (i.e. of their Faith) is on their faces (fore heads) from the traces of prostration (during prayers). This is their description in the Taurah (Torah). But their description in the Injeel (Gospel) is like a (sown) seed which sends forth its shoot, then makes it strong, and becomes thick and it stands straight on its stem, delighting the sowers, that He may enrage the disbelievers with them. Allah has promised those among them who believe and do righteous good deeds, forgiveness and a mighty reward (Paradise). (Al-Fath: 29)
The Prophet Muhammad (S) said: ‘The example of guidance and knowledge with which Allah has sent me is like abundant rain falling on the earth. Some of which was fertile soil that absorbed rain-water and brought forth vegetation and grass in abundance. (And) another portion of it was hard and held the rain-water and Allah benefited the people with it and they utilized it for drinking (making their animals drink from it) and to irrigate the land for cultivation. (And) a portion of it was barren which could neither hold the water nor bring forth vegetation (then that land gave no benefits). The first is the example of the person who comprehends Allah’s Religion (Islam) and gets benefit (from the knowledge) which Allah (Azawajal) has revealed through me (the Prophet) and learns and then teaches it to others. The (last example is that of a) person who does not care for it and does not take Allah’s Guidance revealed through me (he is like that barren land).’ (Al-Mukarramah)
About the Author: Safiur-Rahman Al-Mubarakpuri
Safiur Rahman bin Abdullah bin Muhammad Akbar bin Muhammad Ali bin Abdul Mumin bin Faqirullah Mubarakpuri, Azami.
Born in the middle of year 1942, in Husainabad, a village, one mile far in the north side of Mubarakpurï (District Azamgarh), a town famous for home industry in the northern province of India.
In June 1954 he was admitted to Madarsa Ehyaul Uloom, where he pursued studies in Islamic studies and Arabic literature. Two years later he joined Madaras Faid Aam, in the Maunath Bhanjan District Azamgarh for higher education, from where he received his Fadilat degree five years later.
In January 1969, He was appointed as Principal in Madrsa ‘Faidul-Uloom’ at Seoni. in 1972, He was requested to serve in the Institute ‘Madrasa Arabia Dar-ut-Taleem as Principal.After spending two years, He was invited by Jamiah Salafiah Banaras to join as teacher (Ustad).
From 1988 until his death, he worked as a scholar at a research institute known as ‘The Centre for the Services of the Prophet’s Biography’ at the Islamic University of Madinah.
He passed away in Riyadh in 2006, after having suffered a stroke in the previous year.
He is popularly known for his award winning work on the Seerah of the Messenger of Allah entitled Ar-Raheeq Al Makhtum The Sealed Nectar-Published by Darussalam and his supervision of the translation and abridgement Tafsir Ibn Kathir ( Full 10 Vol HB Set) -Darussalam. He was known for his defence of the Sunnah and warning against innovations and those who propagate it.