This book took shape from a series of lectures given by the author in 1925 at Madras, India (Khutbât-e-Madrâs) . In these lectures the author vividly presents the life of the Prophet as an abiding historical model – not an utopian ideal – for all humanity. This book is a must for every student of religion.
Chapter One : Prophets – The Perfect Model for Humanity
Chapter 2: Muhammad – The Ideal Prophet
Chapter 3: Historicity
Chapter 4: Perfection
Chapter 5: Comprehensiveness
Chapter 6: Practicality
Chapter 7: The Message of Muhammad
Chapter 8: Faith and Practice
- Syed Sulaiman nadwi, a noted historian and scholar, born in 1884 in India
- In 1901, he was admitted into Dar-ul-Uloom Nadwa at Lucknow, graduated IN 1906
- First article, Waqt (Time) was published in the monthly Urdu Journal Makhzan edited by Sir Sheikh Abdul Qadir.
- He was Literary heir of Maulana Shiblu Nu’mani and chosen to carry on HIS work.
- Appointed sub-editor of journal, An-Nadwa.
- In 1908 appointed Lecturer of Modern Arabic and Dogmatic Theology at Dar-ul-Uloom Nadwa.
- when Italy launched an unprovoked attack on Tripoli, a port of the Turkish Empire, Maulana Sulaimân gave up his literary and educational pursuits and joined Al-Hilâl, a magazine edited by Maulânâ Abul Kalâm Âzâd. Together they made Al-Hilâl a powerful organ of young Muslims which ultimately played a dominant role in the awakening of Muslim India.
- In 1912, Allâmah Shibli Nu’mâni got him appointed as Assistant Professor of Persian at the famous Deccan College, Poona.
- The greatest achievement of Sayyid Sulaimân Nadwi was the establishment of Darul Musannafîn (House of Writers), also known as the Shibli Academy, at Azamgarh, which became the pioneer in the field of literary and historical research in the subcontinent. He attracted around him a large number of talented scholars who carried on the literary mission of his illustrious teacher, Shibli Nu’mâni, with unabated zeal. This institution of learning founded in 1914 continues to spread its luster throughout the subcontinent and during the last 48 years of its existence has published some outstanding works on diverse branches of knowledge.
- The Muslim University, Aligarh, conferred on him the degree of D.Litt. in 1941. A number of universities and institutions, including the Aligarh Muslim University, the Hindustani Academy of Allahabad, the Jamia Millia, Delhi, the Nadwatul-Ulama, Lucknow, and the Hindustani Committee of the Government of Bihar, had associated him with their work