The immense significance of knowing the life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is observed in the Declaration of Faith, for one cannot enter Islam without attesting that, 'Muhammad ﷺ is the Messenger of Allah. And one cannot truly attest to that without knowing who Muhammad ﷺ was.
Nor can one accurately comprehend the Qur'an, for his life was the context of Revelation and one cannot claim to sincerely love him S.A.W without knowing his life and description, just as one cannot love one who he does now know.
The present work is a translation of the celebrated Arabic text Al-Nafahat al-Ithiriyah min Sirat al-Khayr al-Bariyyah (Fragrant Breezes from the Life of Muhammad ﷺ the Greatest of Creation), authored by the foremost Hadith authority of Greater Syria Shaykh Nur al-Din al-'Itr.
• A concise biography of the Prophet ﷺ
• A succinct and vivid description of his physical appearance
• His (S) Character traits
• His (S) Merits
The author gives counsel drawn from aspects of the Prophet's ﷺ life and character.
- Hardback- 62 pages
- By - Shaykh Nūr al-Dīn ʿItr
- Translated & Annotated - Usman Ali
- Published - 2019
- ISBN - 9780993475696
Shaykh Nūr al-Dīn ʿItr (b. 1934) is one of the leading contemporary scholars from Aleppo, Syria, in Qur’anic and Hadith sciences. After initial studies in Syria under many notable scholars like his uncle and father-in-law, Shaykh ʿAbd-Allāh Sirāj al-Dīn, he undertook higher learning at the Azhar University from which he received his BA, MA and PhD in Qur’anic and Hadith studies. For many years he has served as the head of the Faculty for Qur’anic and Hadith Sciences and as a professor at the University of Damascus and other Islamic institutes both in Syria and other Arab countries, and has authored and edited numerous scholarly works and journals.