A wonderfully concise biography (Sīrah), and description of his person (Shamā’il). It details the biography of the Prophet ﷺ vividly in the most succinct of ways. The book also contains a description of his physical appearance, character traits, merits and counsel drawn from aspects of his life and character along with a short synopsis of his ever-lasting message.
The immense significance of knowing the life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is observed in the Declaration of Faith, for one cannot enter Islam without attesting that, ‘Muhammad ﷺ is the Messenger of Allah. And one cannot truly attest to that without knowing him ﷺ.
The present work is a translation of the celebrated Arabic text Al-Nafaḥāt al-ʿiṭriyyah fī sīrah khayr al-bariyyah ﷺ (Fragrant Breezes from the Life of Muhammad ﷺ, the Greatest of Creation), authored by the foremost Hadith authority of Greater Syria Shaykh Nur al-Din al-‘Itr.
- • A concise biography of the Prophet S.A.W
- • A succinct and vivid description of his physical appearance
- • His (S) Character traits
- • His (S) Merits
The author gives counsel drawn from aspects of the Prophet’s ﷺ life and character.
The brevity, simplification of concepts and avoidance of jargon in the book aims to acquaint people of all backgrounds and levels of study, with the Messenger ﷺ. In addition, copious footnotes can be found throughout the book aimed at those new to the faith or interested in Islam, with insightful references to the Old and New Testament