An abridged edition of Seeratul Mustafa. The original work spanned 3 large Volumes. It was abridged by Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Ta'limi board into one volume, in order to make it easier for students and the general layperson. The abridged edition focuses on the life of Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace) and omits lengthy scholastic discussions.
According to some, this is the masterpiece of all the literary works of Maulana Idris Kandehlawi. It stands out like a shining star and enjoys the most acceptance from amongst all of Maulana's works.
No work on the blessed Sirah in the Urdu language surpasses Seeratul Mustafa in depth of research and the usage of original sources as its foundation. The author makes clear what feelings and ambitions a true believer should have with regards to the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant hime peace).
A comprehensive work based principally on authentic narrations, unaffected by objections of orientalist scholars.
Translated from the original Urdu by Mufti Muhammed Kadwa and Maulana Mahomed Mahomedy.
The author, Maulana Idris Kandehlawi completed his studies at Mazahir 'Ulum (Saharanpur) and Darul Ulum Deoband in India. His teachers included the likes of Maulana Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri, 'Allamah Shabbir Ahmad Uthmani and 'Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri. He stood out as a scholar of hadith and tafsir, as a poet and ascetic. He was a man of learning and spent his life immersed in the study and teaching of the sacred sciences. He authored a number of books on tafsir, hadith, and Islamic theology.