THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD (S) introduces the Makkan period of the life of the Prophet Muhammad (S) the final Messenger of Allah and the greatest human being to walk on the face of the earth. In these talks, Imam Anwar eloquently presents the Makkan, period of the Prophet's life in a detailed manner, deriving valuable lessons from it and thus making it relevant to our modern times. This series is primarily based on Ibn Kathir's book on the Sirah.
The Imam brings to life stories from the golden era of Islam in a dynastic style and instills in the listener's deep lore for the Beloved of Allah (S).
= Definitions = Importance of studying Shah Sources =Terminologies
CD2 BACKGROUND HISTORY
= Ibrahim, 144u and Ismael = The History of Makkah = The Lineage of the Messenger of Allah = The History of Zamzam
CD3 THE RELIGIOUS SITUATION OF PRE-ISLAMIC ARABIA
= Idol Worshipping = Christianity = Judaism -The Story of the Elephant
CD4 EARLY LIFE
= The Birth of Muhammad His Names = His Nursing -The Splitting of his Chest = Living with Abu Talib = First Profession
CD5 IMPORTANT EVENTS
= Marriage to Khadijah = A Word on the Marriages of the Messenger of Allah =The History of al-Kabah = The Cave
CD6 IN PURSUIT OF THE TRUTH
= Zaid bin Nufail = Waraqah bin Nawfal = Salman al-Farisi
C7 THE GLAD TIDINGS
= Muhammad in the Bible
CD8 THE REVELATION
= The First Encounter = Different forms of Revelation = The Call to the near Kin = The Public Calling
CD9 THE REACTION PART I
= The Reaction of the People of Makkah
CD10 THE REACTION PART II - THE EARLY IMMIGRANTS PART I
= Abu Dhar = The Migration to Abyssinia
CD12 THE EARLY IMMIGRANTS PART II
= The Migration to Abyssinia (cost.)
CD13 MAJOR EVENTS
= The Islam of Hamzah = The Islam of Umar = The Embargo = The Splitting of the Moon -The Signs of the Roman
CD14 THE LATER YEARS OF MAKKAH
= The Year of Grief = The Night journey of Ascension = The Trip m al-Taif
CD15 IN SEARCH OF (S) BASE
= Lessons from the Trip to al-Taif = Meeting the Tribes = The First Meeting with al-Ansar = The First Pledge of al-Aqabah
CD16 THE ROAD TO MADINAH
= The Second Pledge of al-Aqabah = Lessons = The Hijrah
Review of this album by Al-Jumu ah Magazine
Imam Anwar's audio lectures are not new to Muslims in the West. His lecture series on foundational topics in Islam such as Day of Judgment, Lives of the Prophets, alayhemus salam. Currently, he is focusing on producing a detailed account of the life of the Last Messenger of Allah, Muhammad, sallallahu alayhe wa sallam. These series of lectures are invaluable source of well-presented and inspiring authentic Islamic education. Imam Anwar's style is scholarly yet accessible to lay Muslims, and particularly attractive to the Muslim youth.
The first part of this series has been compiled into a sixteen CDs collection, in which he covers the Makkan life of the Prophet Muhammad, sallallahu alayhe wa sallam with characteristically clear, interesting storytelling well-supported by evidence from the Qur'an and Sunnah.
This series which is primarily based on Ibn Katheer's book on the Seerah, thoroughly cover the Makkan period. After some necessary introduction, definition, and historical background, each CD covers, in vivid details, a specific stage of the Seerah thus facilitating search and reference of a considerable amount of information.
These stories instill in the heart of the listeners deep love for the Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wa sallam, and teach tremendous lessons for living our own lives in the image of the pure Seerah. Muslims of all ages will greatly benefit from this series.
- Review done in Al-Jumu ah Magazine, Vol 16 - Issue 2 (Safar, 1425 H)