A brief study of the life of the Prophet & his 10 companions

A series of lessons in which we study the book: Mukhtasar Seerati an-Nabee wa seerati as-s.haabihi al-‘ashara by AbdulGhani Al-Maqdsi.

Available in English under the title:”Short biography of the Prophet and his ten companions”, published by Darusalaam.

It is recommended for the listener to purchase the book and study it along with the lessons.



Lesson Nine: The story of the Hijra of the Prophet and Abu Bakr; The role that a great female companion played in the Hijra of the Prophet; How the people of Madeenah welcomed the Prophet and Abu Bakr; The migration of some of the companions to Abyssinia; The conversation which took place between the Muslims and the King of Abyssinia. Download Lesson 9



Lesson One: Introduction to the science of the Prophetic Seerah. The lesson also contains: The meaning of ‘Seerah’; The importance of teaching the Seerah to our children; 10 profound benefits in studying the Seerah of the Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam).
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Lesson Two: How to study Seerah; The importance of gradual advancement when studying Seerah; A mention of the different types of books written about Seerah; The importance of teaching the Seerah to our children; An overview of the book which will be studied; the reason why the author wrote this book; a mention of the ten companions promised Paradise.
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Lesson Three: The name, lineage, date of birth, father and mother of the Prophet. Other benefits: Is the Kunya Abul Qasim permitted? 18 different opinions with regards to the date of his birth; A discussion about those who died before the Prophet, including his father and mother – were they Muslims? Why Allah chose the Prophet to be from a high noble lineage; Download Lesson 3


Lesson Five: A study of the different names of the Prophet; Some of the descriptions of the Prophet found in the Qur’an; the Great Shafaa’ah (Intercession) is his exclusive right; the care of his grandfather AbdulMutallib and his uncle Abu Talib; a refutation of the Shee’ah who claim Abu Talib died upon Islam. Download Lesson 5

Lesson Six: His character before Prophethood; His marriage to Khadeejah the great love he had for her; the complete story of how revelation first came to the Prophet; the great struggle of our Prophet and his companions in conveying Islam to us. Download Lesson 6

Lesson Seven: The life and Da’wah of the Prophet before Hijrah to Madeenah; the animosity of the Quraysh; a great example of mercy, optimism and positivity in Da’wah; the theme of the Qur’an in Makkah; a refutation of those Islamic/political groups who use Islam as a means to politics or consider the Da’wah of the Prophet to be political; the incentives that were offered by the Quraysh for him to leave his message. Download Lesson 7

Lesson Eight: The legislation of the Prayer and the night of Al-Israa wal-Mi’raaj; what type of Prayers were obligated before the 5 daily Prayers; a description of Al-Israa wal-Mi’raaj (the night journey); how the Prophet led all the other Prophets in Prayer; innovations which occur on the claimed anniversary of Al-Israa wal-Mi’raj; where did the Qiblah change? Download Lesson 8


He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2010. He currently resides in Nelson, Lancashire.