Abridged Biography Of Prophet Muhammad (S) by Imam Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab At-Tamini

Abridged Biography of Prophet Muhammad (S)

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Format read: Hardback

Genre: Islamic

Rating: 6 out of 10

Plot: This is a book of seerah, which is the biography of the Prophet (s.a.w.).  It covers the period from right before he was born until the last of the Sahabah, or Companions (r.a.a.) died.

Opinion: While I am glad this book didn’t have the egregious typos that are common to translated Islamic books, I wasn’t impressed with it overall.  First, I understand that as an abridged book it wasn’t going to be as long or go into as much detail as a book that is not abridged.  However, I felt that so much detail was left out of some parts that it was confusing.  I’m fairly familiar with the Seerah, but I think that someone who had not read Seerah before would be totally confused.  Also, while I appreciate covering some of the important events in Islam after the death of the Prophet (s.a.w.), I felt that that section was too long (about a third of the book).  I think it would’ve been better to spend more time focusing on the life of the Prophet (s.a.w.) than incidents after he died.  For anyone interested in reading a good book of Seerah, I recommend either The Sealed Nectar or When the Moon Split (which is about as long as this book).  I think both of those books are better written and easier to understand.

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