Book on Prophet as Social Reformer by Sarah Conover
Lastprophet.Info / Seerah - Life Of The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Editor

Conover, author of multiple religion books including the prize-winning Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs: A Treasury of Islamic Wisdom for Children and Parents, adds herself to the growing list of biographers of the Prophet Muhammad.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

1 - Makka before Islam
Lastprophet.Info / Seerah - Life Of The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Dr Casim Avcı

Prophet Muhammad, God’s Messenger and the last prophet, was born in the city of Makka. Makka is in the west of the Arabian Peninsula, lying between Asia, Europe and Africa, within the Hejaz region. It is important to be aware of the history of Makka, the Ka’ba and the Quraysh tribe in to understand the life of the Prophet.


Friday, November 4, 2011

2 - Lineage of the Prophet
Lastprophet.Info / Seerah - Life Of The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Dr Casim Avcı

The lineage of Prophet Muhammad can be traced back to Prophet Ishmael, the son of Abraham, through Adnan, a descendent twenty-one generations removed.


Friday, November 4, 2011

3 - The Birth of Prophet Muhammad
Lastprophet.Info / Seerah - Life Of The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Dr Casim Avcı

Prophet Muhammad was born in the city of Makka, which is located in the Hijaz region on the western part of the Arabian Peninsula.


Friday, November 4, 2011

4 - The Prophet's Childhood and Adolescence
Lastprophet.Info / Seerah - Life Of The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Dr Casim Avcı

After his birth, Prophet Muhammad stayed with his mother Amina for a while and then, as per tradition, was handed over to his wet-nurse.


Friday, November 4, 2011

5 - Marriage to Khadija
Lastprophet.Info / Seerah - Life Of The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Dr Casim Avcı

Khadija was the daughter of Khuwaylid ibn Asad, a prominent member of the Quraysh. Her grandfather Qusay was related to ancestors of Prophet Muhammad. Khadija, who was married twice before marrying the Prophet, was a noble, beautiful and rich woman.


Friday, November 4, 2011

6 - The Ka'ba Arbitration
Lastprophet.Info / Seerah - Life Of The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Dr Casim Avcı

The Prophet Muhammad’s arbitration between the major clans of the Quraysh tribe during the renovation of the Ka’ba, when he was thirty-five years old carries great importance.


Friday, November 4, 2011

7 - The First Revelation
Lastprophet.Info / Seerah - Life Of The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Dr Casim Avcı

In the year 610, during the last ten days of the month of Ramadan, when Prophet Muhammad was in Hira, Archangel Gabriel appeared to him.


Friday, November 4, 2011

8 - Interruption in the Course of Revelation
Lastprophet.Info / Seerah - Life Of The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Dr Casim Avcı

A break in revelation occurred for some time following the first revelation. The interruption that Divine revelation underwent when the gravity and difficulty of the first revelation had scarcely passed caused Prophet Muhammad great anxiety.


Friday, November 4, 2011

9 - The First Muslims
Lastprophet.Info / Seerah - Life Of The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Dr Casim Avcı

With the Divine command to convey God’s message to the people, Prophet Muhammad now started to invite those around him to the religion of Islam. This invitation continued for up to three years in secret.


Friday, November 4, 2011

10 - Open Invitation
Lastprophet.Info / Seerah - Life Of The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Dr Casim Avcı

The public invitation to Islam started in Makka after the fourth year of Prophethood. The Prophet Muhammad’s first and most important addressees were the Quraysh.


Friday, November 4, 2011

11 - Emigration to Abyssinia
Lastprophet.Info / Seerah - Life Of The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Dr Casim Avcı

As Islam gradually spread in Makka, the attitudes of the Makkan polytheists towards the Muslims became even harsher and their verbal opposition was now joined with physical intervention.


Friday, November 4, 2011

12 - The Boycott
Lastprophet.Info / Seerah - Life Of The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Dr Casim Avcı

The Quraysh decided to counteract the power of influence that the Prophet gained with Hamza and ‘Umar’s acceptance of Islam.


Friday, November 4, 2011

13 - The Year of Sorrow
Lastprophet.Info / Seerah - Life Of The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Dr Casim Avcı

In the tenth year of Prophethood, the Prophet’s uncle Abu Talib, who had given him constant support, and his wife Khadija, with whom he had shared a happy life for twenty-five years, passed away only three days apart from one another.


Friday, November 4, 2011

14 - Inviting the People of Ta'if to Islam
Lastprophet.Info / Seerah - Life Of The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Dr Casim Avcı

In the period spanning the tenth year of Prophethood until the Emigration, the Prophet turned his focus outside Makka in communicating the message of Islam to the people. Taking Zayd ibn Harith with him, the Prophet went to Ta’if where the Thaqif tribe lived.


Friday, November 4, 2011

15 - The Night Journey and Ascension
Lastprophet.Info / Seerah - Life Of The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Dr Casim Avcı

Following both the death of loved ones who were always of great support to him and the cruelties inflicted by the Ta’if townspeople, God honored Prophet Muhammad with the Ascension, allowing him to travel to the spiritual realms.


Friday, November 4, 2011

16 - The 'Aqaba Allegiance
Lastprophet.Info / Seerah - Life Of The Prophet Muhammad (Saw) / Dr Casim Avcı

From the first years of his Prophethood, Prophet Muhammad showed great efforts to convey the message to those coming to Makka for pilgrimage as well as those coming to the city’s fairs for trade.


Friday, November 4, 2011


عَنْ أَسْمَاءَ بِنْتِ أَبِي بَكْرٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا
أَنَّهَا جَاءَتْ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ لَا تُوعِي فَيُوعِيَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْكِ ارْضَخِي مَا اسْتَطَعْتِ
Asma bint Abu Bakr narrated that she had gone to the Prophet, upon him be peace, and he said "Do not shut your money bag; otherwise Allah too will withhold His blessings from you. Spend (in Allah's Cause) as much as you can afford."

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