This Book was awarded First Prize by the Muslim World League in worldwide competition on the Biography of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم held at Makkah Al-Mukarramah in 1399/1979.
The heart of every Muslim is filled with love for the last Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم and this love of the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم for Allâh is an asset for him. Love and respect of a person depends on the benefits we get from him. As the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم is the greatest benefactor of humanity, every Muslim has the deepest love for him. Every deed of his life is to be followed by every individual of the Muslim Ummah. achieving the Highest love for the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم is made a test of our faith. Allâh the all-Mighty has described and explained the status of Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم in the Qur’an :
قُلْ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللَّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللَّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَحِيمٌ (٣١)
“Say ( O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم to mankind ) : If you ( really ) love Allâh then follow me ( i.e., accept Islamic monotheism, follow the Qur’an and the Sunnah ), Allâh will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” ( 3:31 )
Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri was born in year 1942, in Husainabad, a village one mile deep in to the north side of Mubarakpur ( Azamgarh District ), a town famous for home industry in the northern province of India.
Started his studies at home reading the Qur’an from grandfather and uncle and began his basic Islamis education in Arabic and Persian languages at Madrasah Arabia Darut-Taleem, in Mubarakpur. Received further education in Islamic studies and Arabic literature at Madrasah Ehyaul-Uloom and joined Madrasah Faid Aam for higher studies.
In March 1963, began his career as a teacher and in 1969 was appointed as the principal at the Madrasah Faidul-Uloom at Seoni. Joined Jamiah Salafiyah Banaras as a Professor in 1974 and working in the various academic departments. Currently employed as a research scholar preparing an encyclopedia on the subject of the Noble Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, at the Islamic University of Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah.
Author : Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri
Publisher : Darussalam, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Revised Edition : January, 2002
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