Life of the Messenger of Allah

Q 3: How can I learn the Sirah (the Prophet's biography)?


A: The Sirah can be learned from the Noble Qur’an where Allah (Glorified be He) describes His Messenger, saying: And Verily, you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) are on an exalted (standard of) character. `Aishah the wife of the Prophet (may Allah be pleased with her) also described him, saying: “His character was the Qur’an.” You can read in the purified Sunnah what the Hadith scholars have reported about the life of the Prophet (peace be upon him) as well as his moral and physical attributes and what was also reported by historians like Ibn Hisham in his book "Al-Sirah", Ibn Kathir in his book "Al-Bidayah Wa Al-Nihayah", Ibn Al-Qayyim in his book "Zad Al-Ma‘ad Fi Hady Khayr Al-‘Ibad" and others. There are other books such as "Mukhtasar Al-Sirah Al-Nabawiyah" by Shaykh Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhab and his son `Abdullah (may Allah be Merciful with them). If you read these books, you will know In sha’a-Allah (if Allah wills) the Sirah and the morals of the Prophet (peace be upon him).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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