Book Review

Book Review: A Commentary on the Depiction of Prophet Muhammad

Overall Rating 5/5: Strongly Recommend Considering the importance and wide acceptance of Imam at-Tirmidhi’s famous book Shamā’il Muhammadiyyah, it is not surprising that several English translations have been undertaken in the last decade. Unlike a seerah book which gives a chronological narrative of the Prophet ﷺ’s life, the Shama’il consists of 399 narrations which give snapshots of  the appearance, manners, …

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Book Review: The Leadership of Muhammad

Overall Rating: 4/5-Good read Once a senior lecturer and adviser at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, John Adair is now one of the world’s foremost experts on leadership and leadership development. In this book, Adair draws on the life of the Prophet ﷺ and demonstrates the many ways the Prophet ﷺ modeled being a good leader. A very concise book, there are 8 …

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Book Review: Revelation

Title: Revelation Author: Meraj Mohiuddin Overall Rating: 1/5-Do not recommend Having heard the author speak about this book during ISNA’s annual convention, I was really looking forward to reading it. There have been very few original seerah books written in English and with the rave reviews this book had received, I fully expected it to set a new standard for English …

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Book Review: If the Oceans Were Ink

Overall Rating: 5/5-Must read This is an interesting book to be sure. Written from the viewpoint of Carla Power, this is a semi-biography of Sh. Akram Nadwi. The biography genre is very popular in the Muslim community, with biographies of the sahabah and famous imams counting amongst the top-sellers in Islamic non-fiction. More than a biography though, this book is …

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