Short Biography of The Prophet and His Ten Companions
The renowned Muslim scholar has compiled this book bearing the abridged biographies of the Prophet and his Ten Companions who were given the glad tidings of Paradise in a condensed and very simple style.
The renowned Muslim scholar Al-Hafiz Abdul-Ghani Al-Maqdisi has compiled this book bearing the abridged biographies of the Prophet and his Ten Companions who were given the glad tidings of Paradise.
It is our duty to know about the lives of the Prophet and his Companions in order to learn the teachings of Islam. For that purpose many books have been written to elaborate the subject with every possible detail available. But amongst all of them this book holds a special position as it has all the information condensed in a very simple style.
All praise is due to Allah, and may He grant peace and blessings upon Muhammad, His Last Messenger. Since it is of utmost importance that the Muslims know about the Prophet that Allah sent to them, we at Darussalam selected this brief biography written by the famous scholar 'Abdul-Ghani bin 'Abdul-Wahid Al-Maqdisi who has written many valuable books on Seerah, Fiqh and other important issues. He traveled extensively in search of knowledge and to spread the true teachings of Islam. His description is found in all the well-known Arabic biography books.
The main purpose of this book is to present the life of the Prophet in a brief form so that every Muslim should know something about all the important aspects of the Prophet's life and retain them in his memory. The most important thing is to note that the author has included in this book such details about the life of the Prophet which are not found in the general Seerah books.
The book also includes biographies of the Ten Companions who were given the glad tidings of Paradise, may Allah be pleased with them all. We ask Allah to accept this from us and for the benefit of Islam and the Muslims. Praise be to Allah, and may He send peace and blessings upon His Last Prophet and Messenger Muhammad.
Abdul-Malik Mujahid General Manager Darussalam Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Table of Contents
Publisher's Note A Brief Biography of the Author Short Biography of The Prophet Muhammad His Lineage His Mother His Birth The Death of His Father, Mother, and Grandfather His Nursing His Names His Upbringing, Trips to Syria, and Marriage to Khadijah (R) His Migration His Death His Children His Hajj and 'Umrah His Expeditions His Scribes and Messengers His Paternal Uncles and Aunts His Wives His Servants
His Freed Slaves His Animals His Armor His Features His Characteristics His Miracles
Short Biographies of the Ten Companions Who were given the Tidings of Paradise Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (R) Abu Hafs, 'Umar bin Al-Khattab (R) Abu 'Abdullah, 'Uthman bin 'Affan (R) Abul-Hasan, 'Ali bin Abu Talib (R) Abu Muhammad, Talhah bin 'Ubaidullah (R) Abu Abdullah, Az-Zubair bin AI-'Awwam (R) Abu Ishaq, Sa'd bin Abu Waqqas (R) Abul-A'war, Said bin Zaid bin 'Amr (R) Abu Muhammad, 'Abdur-Rahman bin 'Awf bin 'Abd 'Awf (R) Abu 'Ubaidah, 'Aamir bin 'Abdullah bin Al-Jarrah (R)