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Adil Salahi’s compelling biography traces the life of the Prophet Muhammad from his birth and childhood to the triumph of Islam and its hold on Arabia.
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The author sets this against a fascinating historical backdrop. H The Prophet Muhammad initiated one of the most significant religious and cultural developments in human history, bringing the religion of Islam to the world.
His careful analysis of the Prophet’s life is written with today’s Muslim and non-Muslim readers in mind: Muslims will further their comprehension of their faith, and non-Muslims will come to understand the love Muslims have for their Prophet.
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Martin Lings’ is based on “the earliest sources” and is more or less a no-frills account of the life of the Prophet from birth to his death. Haykal’s version is probably my favourite because it gives more detail to the Prophet’s life but that was before I read Adil Salahi’s Muhammad: Salahi attempts to give more background to the many incidents during the early days of Islam and he also presents sev Best English review of the life of the final messenger, Muhammad bin Abdullah.
Salahi attempts to give more background to the many incidents during the early days of Islam and he also presents several convincing arguments that may not have crossed the minds of the average Muslim before. For example, the first migration to Habsyah Abbyssinia or modern day Ethiopia have always been regarded as an early attempt to save the poor Muslims who were tortured and persecuted but if that is true why didn’t any of the former slaves who were tortured by the Quraysh fled to Habsyah?
The African slave, Bilal, famously did not join the migration but those who did flee to Africa were some of the richest Arabs who embraced Islam. Salahi argues that this was a deliberate attempt by the Prophet to present to the king of Habsyah a good impression of Muslims and Islam.
The king might not salahk so impressed with this ‘new’ religion if the refugees were the poor and the indentured. No other biography of the Prophet has ever presented that argument before. That is why Adil Salahi’s biography of the Prophet is now my favourite. Well written, but not as enjoyable as Martin Lings ‘ Muhammad. Very detailed, which can be good if you have a background in seerah and want to learn more, or bad if you’re still struggling to remember the difference between Quraysh and Bani Qurayza.
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Also disappointed with the apparent dry and scientific approach to the history, ignoring many of the miracles of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. Jul 28, Daniel Diaz rated it liked it Shelves: This book is more of a ‘hagiography’ of Muhammad saw and the story of the birth of Islam, rather than a ‘biography’ in the academic sense of the word. Because of this, the book is less accessible to a general audience and more geared towards a Muslim audience that already shares many of the author’s theological assumptions but wants to learn more about the Prophet’s life in detail.
The level of detail in this work is impressive and probably one of the most comprehensive biographies of the Prop This book is more of a ‘hagiography’ of Muhammad saw and the story of the birth of Islam, rather than a ‘biography’ in the academic sense of the word.
The level of detail in this work is impressive and probably one of the most comprehensive biographies of the Prophet available in English. I really appreciated how the author weaved Companions’ accounts of details about the Prophet’s life. The detail in this book is probably the shining point of this work. At the same time, the level of detail often gets in the way of the overall narrative of the Prophet’s life.
The Prophet often disappears for several pages at a time in favor of long accounts about companions which a general audience might find largely unnecessary–e. Not to mention that the author often pauses the narrative for paragraphs at a time to make theological elaborations about the significance of a certain event or to make moral elaborations about the Prophet’s actions. The book is riddled with subjective value judgements which were hard for me to tolerate, even as a Muslim.
Should the book or the author ever pursue a larger audience, it would do well to lessen all these claims. The book also uses anachronistic terms to explain the context of 7th century Arabia. Occasional use of words like “national”, “Bedouin terrorism”, and “Muslim state”, and other such terms are often used. I would have preferred for the author to explain the context of 7th century Arabia using terms more appropriate for its time and place.
Overall, it was a very informative read for me and I will keep this book for reference, but it is certainly no page turner. Although there are many shining moments in the book, the book doesn’t read smoothly like a novel or the usual biography because the focus on the life of Muhammad saw is sometimes lost.
The narrative suffers at the expense of too much detail sometimes, and too much pausing for theological elaborations and didactic moral commentary. That being said, despite all the criticisms, this book was very dear to me as a believer because it familiarized me with the life of our beloved Prophet beyond conversations that focus only on apologetics and in dismantling polemics about his life.
I got to learn details about his everyday life and character, and the virtue with which he led his life and captivated the lives of millions today. Recommended mainly for Muslims or for academics who want an educated insider’s Sunni-normative view of the Prophet’s life.
Mar 05, Suzana Sulaiman rated it it was amazing. My favourite Seerah book! A must read once a year. Aug 01, Affad Shaikh rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a wonderful Seerah, however, it is not a Seerah I would recommend to any one. The Seerah at times is more repetitive then it should be, there seems to be a desire by the Author to make his point in multiple different ways, all within the span of the chapter, without really needing to. It was cumbersome to read, and at times all I wanted was for him to get to the point and get me to the heart of the matter.
Also, there were significant contradictions in terms of how things were presented This was a wonderful Seerah, however, it is not a Seerah I would recommend to any one. Also, there were significant contradictions in terms of how things were presented.
Where Salahi took great pains to explain adli were later glossed over with a totally one sided explanation in other parts. Finally, a ealahi contention I had with Salahi’s seerah was that he goes to great lengths to explain how certain aspects of the Seerah should be taken with a grain of salt and then dismisses them outright a few sentences later, he doesn’t do so with great care in other aspects of the Seerah. I found myself most perplexed when I was expecting to find supporting hadith or addil material of explanation but was left reading how “as believers we should just avil it at face value” this is my summation of how I felt, not the language Salahi used.
Regardless, I wouldn’t discount the Salahi’s work. Having now had two sets of notes from his Seerah, I found that in comparison to other Seerah’s he goes to great lengths to incorporate stories and certain aspects that I just have not come across elsewhere.
This is what sets Salahi’s seerah apart from others and why I give it that fourth star. If only it were more succinct and not so repetitive, I asil truly then justify that fifth star. Adil salahi imports you to the life of the prophet as if you were right next to him throughout his adill life. The book makes you feel what you can only imagine how the people around him felt. It’s as if we can share his thoughts, feelings and experiences. It goes beyond a window view of his life but a holding hand kind of experience if you know what I mean.
Most importantly the prophet is not just a prophet in this book he is a human salzhi. We can empathise with him without feeling aadil is far Adil salahi imports you to the life of the prophet as if you were right next to him throughout his whole life.
We can empathise with him without feeling he is far too superior for salahu to relate to or overly sensationalised. That’s what clinched it for me that ultimately he was human like us. Jul 20, Naureen Minhas rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This book engulfs you in the salahu of Arabia. Like never before, you get a really upclose and personal view of how amazing and strong the tribes were. It doesn’t just note facts and happenings. It intertwines them and tells a story.
A most enchanting story. It was bitter sweet with the triumphs and the disappointments. It analyzes-the best part! The part about the reasons for the immigration to Abissiniya is a must read.
Aug 21, Safiya rated it it was amazing Recommends it salaho Adil Salahi provides us here with a captivating and vivid account of the life of Prophet Muhammad Peace and Blessings of God upon him full of details. I only regret that he didn’t provide with more details sources of many the stories he relates but it still makes this book one of the most readable accounts so far. May 07, Adam Taufique rated it it was amazing. This was the first biography I read on the prophet Muhammad pbuh.
I really enjoyed Adil Salahi’s flow and his particular names salshi the chapters. It’s a tragedy that most people don’t know about this book because it’s generally overshadowed by Martin Lings or The Sealed Nectar not to take anything away from their works.
I believe this is one of the most comprehensive English seerahs biographies of the Prophet s.
I’m glad I started with this one. The language is very readable. However, I personally think it would be more brilliant if it detailed the contribution and importance of the family members ahlul bayt in the Prophet s.