Much controversy has been sparked in recent years and Muslims offended and provoked by disrespectful and blasphemous acts stemming from certain quarters of the Western world. No expense has been spared to spread the vile propaganda and smear the exalted character of the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ. For a Muslim, the sanctity, respect and honour of the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ is above all else. It is therefore only natural that such deliberate acts of provocation be met with expressions of anger and outrage from Muslim communities.
However, the biggest tragedy of all these events is that they spring from a single source: a lack of acquaintance with the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ. If non-Muslims do not know much about the true exalted nature and character of the Seal of all the Prophets ﷺ, this is indeed a shame; but if Muslims themselves are ignorant of him ﷺ this is nothing short of a self-inflicted disaster. To love the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ is an integral part, nay, the very essence of this glorious religion.
The only way the Muslim Ummah can regain its glory and triumph is to reconnect itself with the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ - by learning about his pristine life in order to internalise his lofty and noble character.
The Life of the Chosen One ﷺ is a 2-volume translation of Sīrat al-Muṣṭafā ﷺ – a comprehensive, detailed and in-depth work on the sublime life of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ. It covers most, if not all, of the significant events in his blessed life ﷺ.
This is one of the most reliable in-depth books on sīrah currently available in the English language.
It is in 2 volumes hardback. The first volume covers the Makkan period of his blessed life whilst the second volume covers the Madinan period as well the his Shamā’il (sublime characteristics) and khaṣā’il (exclusivities) and muʿjizat (miracles).
The book contains copious footnotes with citations of full references, and also includes detailed indexing for ease of reference. Appendices have also been added for further clarity and detail.
In this new work, we have also added the following:
1. Full referencing of Verses and Aḥādīth and other citations in the original Urdu work.
2. Translations of passages and lines of Arabic and Urdu poetry have been added.
3. Footnotes and detailed appendices have been added to elaborate and clarify key creedal points pertaining to the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ.
4. An index for ease of reference has also been added.
[Volume 1 – Number of Pages: 526; Volume 2 – Number of Pages: 395. Total: 921 pages. ISBN: 978-0-9928987-8-6]