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Who is Muhammad 
Khurram Murad  (Pocket size)
Paperback, 40 Pages ISBN: 0-86037-290-1

Succinct biography & inspiring introduction the personality of the Prophet of Islam 

Who is Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) was the last tract that Khurram Murad wrote as a final part of a trio on the Holy Qur'an and life and message of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him). It is directed towards Muslim youth and non-Muslims alike in the English speaking world. This succinct biography provides an inspiring introduction to the exemplary personality of the Prophet of Islam and his mission.

Khurram Murad former Director General of the Islamic Foundation (1978-86)  was a visionary scholar who contributed immensely in contemporary times towards the renaissance of Islamic learning and thought, he  was involved in Islamic da'wah and inter-faith dialogue in the West for many  years. In this connection, he addressed dozens of conferences and seminars. His contributions in initiating and promoting strategic thinking on da'wah issues in Muslim countries as well as in countries where Muslims are in a minority have been immense.
As a leader of the Islamic Movement of Pakistan, which struggled for the rights of the people, he was detained in prison without trial in 1964 in Dhaka for three months and was also a Prisoner of War for almost three years in India after the fall of Dhaka in December 1971.His death came in December 1996 ( Sha'ban 1417 AH) in  Leicester UK



When the Moon Split - A Biography of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
Safiur-Rahman Al-Mubarakpuri 
Islamic University Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah
Hardback 320 Pages 
Edited and Translated by Tabassum Siraj, Michael Richardson & Badr Azimabadi
Published by Darussalam

The biography of the Prophet is a very noble and exalted subject by which Muslims learn about the rise of Islam, and how Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was chosen by Allah to receive the divine revelation. You also learn about the hardships the Prophet (PBUH) and his companions faced, and how they eventually succeeded with Allah's help. This book adds to where Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum left off. Its clear, yet precise narration of the life of the Prophet makes it a great compliment to Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum. Over 6 months of editing, a master piece on the life of the Prophet, this book explains the life of the Prophet in the light of Authentic Ahadith and the Qur'an.

An excellent easy to read book that covers the whole life of the Prophet in a novel type fashion. If you are looking for extensive detail try Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum.

About the Author:
Safiur Rahman bin Abdullah bin Muhammad Akbar bin Muhammad Ali bin Abdul Mumin bin Faqirullah Mubarakpun, Azami.
Born in  1942, in Husainabad, India. 
Education from : Madarsa Ehyaul Uloom, Mubarakpur for further education in Islamic studies and Arabic literature., Madarsa Faid Aam, Maunath Bhanjan District Azamgarh for higher education and Graduated as Alim.
In January 1969, He was appointed as Principal in Madrsa"Faidul-Uloom"atSeoni (M.P.). After four years, 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).
He was selected to work there and was entrusted the duties of preparing encyclopedia on the subject of the life history of the Prophet (S).
A Research Institute was established in 1408 H. In the Islamic University of Al-Madinah al-Munawwarah as "The Center for the Services of the Prophet's Biography". .


Ar-Raheeq Al Makhtum
 (The Sealed Nectar)

Safiur-Rahman Al-Mubarakpuri
Islamic University Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah
Hardback 588 Pages 

A complete authoritative book on the life of the Prophet (pbuh) which was honored by the World Muslim League as first prize winner. Whoever wants to know the whole life style of the Prophet in detail, this well written book is a must.
This Book was awarded First Prize by the Muslim World League at the Worldwide competition on the biography of the Prophet held at Makkah Al-Mukarramah 1399 H /1979
Read an excerpt from this Book: The Battle of Badr The First Decisive Battle in the History of Islam

By Zakaria Bashier 
Pages: 110 Paperback

HIJRA: s a timely  work in which Dr. Zakaria Basier gives a Moving Account of the story of Hijra, a story of endurance and triumph in the face of seemingly insuperable adversity, of idealism and courageous faith in the possibility of a just and free Islamic State

Author: Zakaria Bashier Pages: 232 Paperback

A sequel to The Makkan Crucible and Hijra, it studies the life of the Prophet in Madinah from a new perspective, highlighting the nature and characteristics of the society and the state the Prophet was able to establish.

"Bashier has treated his topics not simply as a historian but as a student who wants to discover the relevance of the life and teaching of the Prophet for the modern age …Recommended as a text for courses in Islamic history…and Near Eastern and religious studies…" Anis Ahmad, Religious Studies Review

"The outstanding feature of the book is that the author looks at the life of the Prophet through the prism of the Qur’an keeping in mind contemporary problems of Muslim society." M.I.H.I. Surty, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations.

A Day with
The Prophet

Author: Ahmad Von Denffer  
Pages: 94   .Paperback 
Price: £3.95

A selection from Hadith showing a typical day in the life of an extraordinary man. Revised edition with Arabic.
A short yet comprehensive guide on the Prophet's daily life. It invites Muslims and non-Muslims to acquaint themselves with the Prophet's Sunnah and inspires them to follow it with sincere devotion


Biography of Imam al Tabari 

Life of the Prophet in Makkah Revised edition.
(Formerly The Makkan Crucible)
Author: Zakaria Bashier Pages: 240 .Paperback
Published by the Islamic Foundation , Leicester UK

Based on original Arabic sources and modern writings on the Sirah, it is a powerful restatement of the Makkan life of the Prophet and a searching analysis of the Jahiliyyah environment in which the blessings on Islam produced a  generation of people who not only became the finest embodiment of human conduct but typified the highest virtue of faith and endurance.
The author has not only breathed a new freshness into the subject but has focused on the sira in the context of the prophets mission as reflected in the Qur'an. 
The focus moves beautifully and meaningfully from man to mission, from individual to movement, from past to 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. Zakaria Bashier however has succeeded in striking a balance and presenting in the book a graphic and inspiring picture of the sirah of the Prophet.
A highly recommended Contemporary Sirah (Biography of the Life of the Prophet of Islam)



The Islamic Movement in the Sudan: Issues and Challenges  
By  Zakaria Bashier 
ISBN: 0-86037-180-8
Published by The Islamic Foundation, Leicester UK
Paperback 44 Pages: 44
Publication Year: 1987

A brief but succinct study of the features, issues and problems of the Sudanese Islamic Movement.
By the Author of
The Makkan Crucible



Muhammad, the Last Prophet 
A Model for all Times
by Sayyed Abul  Hassan  Ali Nadwi   Paper Back 215 pages
Based on a Summary of as-Sirah Nabawiyyah by Ibn Hisham 



Sirat Khatim an-Nabiyin, Arabic original of 
Muhammad, the Last Prophet 

A Model for all Times
by Sayyed Abul  Hassan  Ali Nadwi   Hardback 286  pages
Based on a Summary of as-Sirah Nabawiyyah by Ibn Hisham 
Published by UK Islamic Academy 
A series of Books written in Simple to understand Arabic for  Students of the Arabic Language

A combination of lucid style and richness in content makes this book a source of inspiration and guidance for youth. 
Want a simple book on the Life of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) then this is the one.

What sets this book apart from the many on the market place is its extensive coverage, modern illustrated maps of events, carefully worded questions for each chapter (workbook), transliteration table and a comprehensive glossary of Arabic terms used which also makes it suitable for classroom use as a textbook.

Maulana Syed Abul Hasan 'Ali Nadwi, one of the most prolific writers and original thinkers of our time, author of well over fifty books in various languages, and a scholar of rare distinction, passed into the mercy of Allah in December 1999.
Maulana was a founder member of the Muslim World League (Rabita), a member of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC), a member of the World Supreme Council of Mosques, and a member of the Fiqh Council of Rabita. He was also a member of Advisory Council of the Islamic University of Madinah al-Munawwarah, a member of its Supreme Council, and a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters of Damascus, Syria. He was also a founder member of the League of the Islamic Literature in India.
Perhaps better known as the founder member and first rector of Nadwatul Ulama (India), and president of the Academy of Islamic Research and Publications.

Muhammad, the Last Prophet A Model for all Times by Sayyed Abul  Hassan  Ali Nadwi   Paper Back 215 pages



Muhammad The Biblical Prophet
 Dr M.H. Durrani D.Th
Formerly Rev and Senior Chaplin Mary's Church Quetta Pakistan
Paperback 87 Pages
Published International Islamic Publishers India

Written by a Former Christian Chaplin who Reverted to Islam in the mid sixties.

Although the Quality of Print is not very good it is nevertheless a well researched book in RREASONABLY GOOD ENGLISH .

'The principles and teachings of religion are best understood by comparison with principles and teachings of other Religion' Dr M.H. Durrani D.Th in the introduction

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