The Sealed Nectar by Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri

The Sealed Nectar by Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri

When it comes to biographies of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in English language, The Sealed Nectar (Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum) by Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri is frequently recommended, because of its simplicity, authenticity and clarity on the subject. 

The book begins with the location and nature of Arab tribes, their rulership and their religious situation and briefly touching on the subject of Pre-Islamic Arabian society, which is crucial to know before getting into the life of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to fully appreciate his mission and apostleship. 

That constitutes the introduction to the actual subject of the book. 

Then the author starts delineating the life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in a chronological order, starting with his lineage and family, his birth and forty years prior Prophethood after that he delves into his mission and Prophethood then cover his battles, conquests and his death and finally ends his valuable book on the household of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and his attributes and manners. 

I highly recommend this book to Muslim and non-Muslims alike to read and understand the sublime life of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

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