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 Seventeen: The Messengers and delegates of the Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam); The delegation to Abyssinia; the conversation which took place between Abu Sufyan – as anon-Muslim – and the Caesar of Roma; Download Lesson 17
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. Download Lesson 2
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 Four: The death of the father, mother and grandfather of the Prophet; the practice of the Quraysh in sending their infants to the desert tribes to be suckled; A mention of Umm Ayman; the two suckling mothers (foster nurses) of the Prophet when he was an infant; the definition of a Yateem according to Islamic law; A great encouragement to sponsor orphans; the step brothers and sisters of the Prophet; Note: there is a mistake in 36:43, it was Abu Sufyan Al-Magheerah Ibn Al-Haarith who was step-brother of the Prophet. Download Lesson 4
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
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 Ten: The death of the Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam); an account of the last blessed days of the Prophet upon this earth; the prohibition of routinely visiting the grave of the Prophet; how the washing, shrouding, Janazah and burial of the Prophet was conducted; the reaction of the Sahaabah to his blessed death. Download Lesson 10
Lesson Eleven: A mention of the sons and daughters of the Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam); Download Lesson 11
Lesson Twelve: The Umrah and Hajj of the Prophet; Benefits from his Farewell Sermon; the beautiful ideals which Islam established; Download Lesson 12
Lesson Thirteen: The first two major battles of Islam; The battle of Badr and Uhud; How the Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) epitomised Tawheed in the battle of Badr; Download Lesson 13
Lesson Fourteen: The battle of Banu Nadheer and Khandaq (trench); The severe difficulties which the Prophet and his companions faced when digging the trench; Why the Imaan of the Companions increased when the saw the alliance of the Kuffaar against them. Download Lesson 14
Lesson Fifteen: The battle of Khaybar and the Conquest of Makkah; Great examples of the peaceful and wise approach of the Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) even during wars. Download Lesson 15
Lesson Sixteen: The scribes of the Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam); Why the Prophet being an illiterate person was a sign of the truth of his prophethood; Brief biographies of Ubayy Ibn Ka’ab, Thabit Ibn Qays Ash-Shammas; Zayd Ibn Thabit; Mu’awiyah Ibn Abi Sufyan. Download Lesson 16