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Al-sīra al-Nabawiyya, Arabic السيرة النبوية refers to the biography of the Prophet

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Does the Kitab al Maghazi of Musa Ibn Uqbah exist today?

I remember reading about it being discovered and published, months ago. Today I tried searching for it online and did not find it anywhere even on maktaba shamela ( I only found something called "...
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What is the meaning of "Embrace Islam and you will be safe" in the Prophet's letter to the Emperor of the Byzantines?

The Prophet had sent the letter to Heraclius: In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful. From Muhammad, the slave of Allah, and His Apostle, to Heraculius, the Ruler of the ...
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What type of treaty existed between the Christians of Najran and the Prophet?

I barely know anything about Najran because I could not find many authentic sources on them and their dealings with the Prophet pbuh. What I want to know is whether they were Dhimmah or lived with the ...
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How do we reconcile Offensive jihad with the prophetic injunction to not desire an encounter with the enemy?

As I understand it, Offensive Jihad which is the initiation of warfare against the kuffar based on their rejection of Islam is proven from the Qur'an, Sunnah and the Madhahib of the Salaf: Allah said: ...
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why was Prophet Muhammad surprised to see Jibril?

Okay, so i can't understand one thing, that is when angel jibril came down on cave hira the first time, why was the prophet [PBHU]so shocked, didn't he have his breast open and heart taken out already ...
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what is source of story about healer sent by persian king to aravia and no one paid attention to him?

i wanted to ask "is there a hadith admonishing to not eat until being hungry?" and i have found this question in "similar questions" block. the answer to that question is enough ...
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Authenticity Of A Narration About Hazrat Khadijah (Radhi'allahu'anha) In A Book Called "Tarikh"?

They also say that Khadijah sent a message to the Messenger of God [Muhammad] inviting him to take her, meaning that they should marry. She was a highly respected woman, and the whole of Quraysh [...
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What Is The Authenticity Of This Narration About Jews In Ibn Ishaq's biography?

I want to know about the authenticity of the following narration in Ibn Ishaq's biography:- When God wished to display His religion openly and to glorify His prophet and to fulfil His promise to him, ...
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Looking for reference(s) about the Prophet Muhammad's (ﷺ) Dawah

I came across a fatwa that stated, "the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam (may Allaah exalt his mention) used to visit people in their homes in order to call them to Allaah." I am hoping ...
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What is the source of this information that mention the encounter of Ansar youth with Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu'alayhiwassalam)

I want to know the source and authenticity of the following text/narration:- In the division of the spoils captured during the Hunayn Battle Prophet Muhammad increased the amount given to the leaders ...
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Wisdom And Theory Behind Muhammad's (Sallallahu'alayhiwassalam) Marriages With More Than Four Women?

The Qur'an permits Muslim men to marry up to four women. However, Prophet (Sallallahu'alayhiwassalam) was given permission in the Qur'an to marry more than four women in Qur'an 33:50. There are many ...
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The Last Ramadan of Prophet Muhammad (Part 2)

In this video, Wahaj Tarin mentions a dream of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and he also recite the Qur'an twice. And then he realizing that, that will be the final Ramadan for him. Is the ...
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The Last Ramadan of Prophet Muhammad

I am trying to construct a timeline of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Specifically, the last time he was in itikaf. I am sure there are English sources out there, but my (very) quick search, I ...
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Why did Muslims attack Banu Mustaliq

Salaam everyone, Why did Muhammad (s) make a surprise attack on Banu Mustaliq. In books of sirah, it says Banu Mustaliq were preparing to make an attack, but I don't trust books of sirah. Please can ...
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What are the source(s) that say that Allah sbwt sent 124000 prophets?

While watching this video, I heard aleem Dr. Omar Zaid mention that Allah sbwt sent a prophet/messenger to every tribe and nation on earth, totaling over 124000. Since he is a notable revert aleem ...
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Did Allah tell the name of those munafiqeen?

Allah said : There are some who say: “We believe in Allah and in the Last Day,” while in fact they do not believe. (2:8) Did Allah tell the prophet(PBUH) the name of those disbelievers?
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Where is the chain of narrators for this narration?

ووقف عمر بن الخطاب- وقد أخرأه الخبر عن وعيه- يقول: إن رجالا من المنافقين يزعمون أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم توفي، وإن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ما مات، لكن ذهب إلى ربه كما ذهب موسى بن عمران، ...
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Can Someone Kindly Provide The original Arabic Text Of This Narration?

Question: Brothers! Can Anyone Provide The Original Arabic Version of This narration Of Umar Bin Al-Khataab in Arabic? Salam Guys! I need the following quote of Umar bin Al-Khataab (RA) in Arabic:- It ...
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why did the Battle of Badr Start?

I heard that Rasulullah (P.B.U.H) migrated from Mecca to Medina (Hijra) as many muslims were being tortured and killed,to retaliate, he raided many caravans coming from Mecca, is this completely true, ...
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How can believe in the authenticity of the sirah and hadith?

Ramadan Kareem to everyone, firstly i wanted to ask some questions that has been bothering me for quite a while and i'm searching for an answer to it. i came across some kind of a quora debate and ...
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Did Khadija RA continue to do business after her marriage with prophet SAW?

if she did continue business after her marriage, can you also please add the answer to-- approximately after how many years of marriage did she retire from her business? Please specify whether the ...
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Does a companion's taste of the poisoned mutton "disprove" the Prophet SAW?

From pages 251, 252 of Ibn Sa’d’s Kitab al-Tabaqat: ….When the apostle of Allah conquered Khaibar and he had peace of mind, Zaynab Bint al-Harith, the brother of Marhab, who was the spouse of ...
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Did the Prophet dispatch aid for Mecca during a drought?

I heard in a sermon that Mecca was hit with either drought or famine while it was still under the control of the pagans. When it happened, the Prophet sent relief aid for the people of Mecca in the ...
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Did the Prophet Muhammad PBUH believe he was to become a Prophet before Prophethood reached him?

Is there any Quranic verse, Hadith, athar or scholarly opinion that explicitly or implicitly states that the Prophet Muhammad PBUH knew he was to become a Prophet of God before he actually became one? ...
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Biography of rasool(pbuh)

Can anyone suggest the best book for understanding muhammed rasool (pbuh)? Please give any link for pdf or suggest any online shop for purchasing.The book or pdf must be either in english or in ...
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Travels of Prophet Saw before his Prophethood?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, How many times did the Prophet Saw travel outside of Makkah before his prophethood and where to?
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Who were the Prophet's siblings through nursing?

I know of his uncle Hamza ibn Abdul Mutalib, and his cousin Abu Sufyan ibn Al-Harith but I would like a complete list.
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Was the Battle of Khaibar was pre emptive?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, I was reading the conquest of Khaibar and although Alhamdulillah I don't doubt the decision taken by our Holy Prophet Muhammed (saw) , I do feel a bit ...
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People asking Prophet Muhammad for a miracle

Is the following detail mentioned in either Quran or hadith: When people asked Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) to turn Mount Uhud into gold as a sign of God's miracle, Allah warned ...
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What were the religious views of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) before becoming a Prophet and receiving revelation?

Was Prophet Muhammad (SAW) a polytheist like others in the Quraish tribe or did he always believe in One God or was he even religious at all?
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Why did the Prophet go back to Madina after conquest of Makkah?

Why did Prophet Muhammed (SAW) go back to Madina after conquest of Makkah? Was it an order from Allah or a personal preference?
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Who claimed that "and planned that which they were not to attain" (9:74) refers to abu Sufyan and his son Mu'awiyah?

Allah () said in surat at-Tawba: They swear by Allah that they did not say [anything against the Prophet] while they had said the word of disbelief and disbelieved after their [pretense of] Islam ...
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How accurate are these statements about the naming of Safina?

The Muslim historian, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, has recorded the following Mahran was renamed (by Muhammad) Safina (i.e. ship). He himself relates his own story. He says, “The apostle of God and his ...
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Prophet and his Prophecy Doubts?

A seen in the following Hadith: The apostle of Allah took the shoulder, a piece of which he put into his mouth. Bishr [ibn al-Bara] took another bone and put it into his mouth. When the apostle of ...
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How did our Prophet Muhammad (PBHU) die?

Salam Alaikum, it's true that the Prophet died because the affects of poison? (which seems to have many flaws) Or did our Prophet die because a natural cause?
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What did the Prophet do for a living before receiving Prophethood?

What did Prophet Muhammad do for a living before he became a prophet? Please tell me what he did to gain money or to help out.
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Why prophet Ibrahim a.s mentioned many time in Quran

I just couldn't wrap it in my head when we have to send salaam (salawat) to prophet Ibrahim (and what is the real intention of doing that?). And in Al-Quran there are so many time mention about him. ...
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Did earlier prophets also travel on buraq?

Anas (ra) relates that the Prophet (saw) said, “I was brought the Buraq, a tall white beast, bigger than a donkey, smaller than a mule. It could place his hooves at the farthest boundary of his gaze. ...
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Are there instances of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) forcing polytheists to Islam? [closed]

Relevant hadith: Prophet after a expedition hung his sword on tree, a polytheist took this sword and put it to neck of prophet and asked who will save you from me. Prophet said Allah. Polytheist loses ...
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Who were sentenced to death during the conquest of Mecca?

We know that despite declaring a general indemnity, a few individuals of the Mecca were sentenced to death by the Prophet, even if they were found under the veil of Kaba. My question is: The source ...
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What is the most reliable book of Seerah (biography) of Muhammad? [closed]

There are many Seerah biography books written of the life and times of Prophet Muhammad (s), and history of early Islam. Such as al-Tabari, ibn Ishaq ibn Kathir, ibn Sa'd, al Waqidi etc. But my ...
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Life of the prophet Muhammad, peace and bless be upon him

السلام عليكم I seek for the biography of the prophet Muhammad, peace and bless be upon him. Can you suggest the best book in English? شكرا لكم
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Which surah did the Prophet recite in his last Salah?

I want to know about Prophet Muhammad's life. Please tell me about the last Salat performed by the Prophet and the Surah which He recited in it.
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Where the nikah of the daughters of the Prophet held in masjids?

Was the nikah of the daughters of Rasool ullah sallalaho alaihi wa Salam held in masjid?
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English books on the Seerah (biography of the Prophet sallallaahu aleyhi wasallam)

I'm looking for an English Seerah book that fits (at least some of) the following qualities: written in narrative form gives significant consideration to authenticity (not a compilation of unverified ...
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Statement about slightly lesser reward of Abdullah ibn Rawaha (radillahu anhu)

While listening to a seerah lecture about the battle of Mu'tah, the lecturer made an interesting statement. First, the setup (paraphrased): Zayd ibn Thabit took the flag. Immediately, the Muslims ...
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Did the Prophet Muhammad (saws) use humor with those around him?

Are there any rules on joking in Islam? Are there any specific verses of the Qur'an or Hadiths regarding joking?
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