Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum

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Ar-Raheeq-ul-Makhtum (The Sealed Nectar)
الرحيق المختوم
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Author Safi ur Rahman Mubarakpuri
Country Saudi Arabia
Language English
Genre Biography
Published 1979 (Darussalam Publishers)
Media type Print (hardcover)
Pages 440 pp (hardcover)
ISBN 1-59144-070-X

Ar-Raheeq-ul-Makhtum (in Arabic/Urdu:الرحيق المختوم, "The Sealed Nectar") is a biography of Muhammad by Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri. The book was originally written in Arabic and translated in English, Urdu and many other languages. The biography covers his whole life, starting from the history of the Arabs to his death.

The Arabic version was awarded first prize by the Muslim World League, at the first Islamic Conference on Seerah, following an open competition for a book on the life of Muhammad in 1979.[1] The book competed with 170 other entries.

The title of the book is derived from the Quranic verse Yusqawna mirraheeq-(in)-makhtum-in "Their drinks will be spiced with sealed nectar".(83:25)[citation needed] The book has undergone extensive revision by Darussalam Publishers, Riyadh.[citation needed] The revised edition of the book is less than 600 pages.[clarification needed] The books has been translated in various languages. English[2] Urdu, Tamil, Bengali and Sindhi versions.

Detail description

A complete authoritative book on the life of Prophet Muhammad (S) by Sheikh Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarkpuri. It was honored by the World Muslim League as first prize winner book.

Muhammad (S) is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him, are severe against the disbelievers, and merciful among themselves. You see them bowing and falling down prostrate (in prayer), seeking bounty from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. The mark of them (i.e. of their Faith) is on their faces (fore heads) from the traces of prostration (during prayers). This is their description in the Taurdt (Torah). But their description in the Injeel (Gospel) is like a (sown) seed which sends forth its shoot, then makes it strong, and becomes thick and it stands straight on its stem, delighting the sowers, that He may enrage the disbelievers with them. Allah has promised those among them who believe and do righteous good deeds, forgiveness and a mighty reward (Paradise). (Al-Fath: 29) The Prophet Muhammad (S) said: "The example of guidance and knowledge with which Allah has sent me is like abundant rain falling on the earth. Some of which was fertile soil that absorbed rain-water and brought forth vegetation and grass in abundance. (And) another portion of it was hard and held the rain-water and Allah benefited the people with it and they utilized it for drinking, (making their animals drink from it) and to irrigate the land for cultivation. (And) a portion of it was barren which could neither hold the water nor bring forth vegetation (then that land gave no benefits). The first is the example of the person who comprehends Allah's Religion (Islam) and gets benefit (from the knowledge) which Allah (Azawajal) has revealed through me (the Prophet ) and learns and then teaches it to others. The (last example is that of a) person who does not care for it and does not take Allah's Guidance revealed through me (he is like that barren land)." (Al-Mukarramah)