Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is central to the Islamic message. Indeed, the testimony of faith comprises of testification to the Oneness of Allah and testification that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. The biography of Prophet Muhammad, therefore, is central to the tenets of Islam. Knowledge of the life and times of Allah’s Messenger strengthens one’s faith, solidifies one’s convictions, and only increases one in love of the Prophet.
DAR AL-ARQAM A Cordoban scholar, al-Hafiz Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr was touted as the hafiz of the West by al-Dhahabi, and the most knowledgeable ḥadīth scholar of Andalusia by Abu ‘l-Walid al-Baji. Indeed, his works span many sciences, including hadith, law, and history.
In this remarkable book, al-Hafiz Abu ‘Umar b. ‘Abd al-Barr beautifully summarises the life and campaigns of Allah’s Messenger, basing his work on the seminal works of al-Imam Mūsā b. ‘Uqhah, al-Imam Ibn Ishaq, and the latter’s summarisation by al-Imam Ibn Hisham.