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    As-salamu alaykum.

    Which written, English-language biography of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) do you all consider to be the best to give to a non-Muslim interested in learning about him and his life? JazakAllah Khayran for all of your help.
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    As-salamu alaykum.

    Which written, English-language biography of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) do you all consider to be the best to give to a non-Muslim interested in learning about him and his life? JazakAllah Khayran for all of your help.

    My personal choice would be "The Sealed Nectar" by Shaykh Safi al-Rahman Mubarakpuri.
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    Hum ghareebon ke aaqa pe behad durood, Hum faqeeron ki sarwat pe laakhon salaam.


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    For a non-Muslim, I'd say the one by Martin Lings, "Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources", is best. I know there are some issues with the author's philosophy, as well as a few inaccuracies in the text, but overall I think it's the best read in English.


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    For a non-Muslim, I'd say the one by Martin Lings, "Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources", is best. I know there are some issues with the author's philosophy, as well as a few inaccuracies in the text, but overall I think it's the best read in English.
    I second this, read this book before becoming my conversion. Very well written indeed.
    لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله


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    Muhammed ur Rasulullah By Hazrat Maulana Shaikh Abul Hasan Ali Hasani sahab Nadwi .. reading this one feels as if he just met the beloved Nabi


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    Default Re: Best written, English-language biography of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)?

    Quote Originally Posted by NNoor View Post


    For a non-Muslim, I'd say the one by Martin Lings, "Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources", is best. I know there are some issues with the author's philosophy, as well as a few inaccuracies in the text, but overall I think it's the best read in English.
    I concur..... perhaps recommend Shaykh Hamza Yusuf commentary of the book...
    Allah says, "Say, 'If you truly love Allah, follow me; and Allah shall love you and forgive you your sins." (3:31)


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    Yes... I can most posters here as well ...

    Martin Lings, "Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources" is the best biography on Prophet Muhammad written in English Language.


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    Yes Martin Lings book is great, I highly recommend it.


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    The Sealed Nectar & Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources


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    sealed nectar is mostly about battles, maybe try shifa of qadi iyyad, better to instill love of the prophet


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