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Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum (The Sealed Nectar) – Complete Book



In The name of Allah,The Most Merciful,The Most gracious

Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum
(The Sealed Nectar-Life of Prophet Muhammad)

Memoirs of the Noble Prophet [pbuh]

by Saifur Rahman al-Mubarakpuri


Publisher Note
Author’s Note

1) Location and nature of Arab Tribes

  • Location of the Arabs
  • Arab Tribes

2) Rulership and Princeship among the Arabs

  • Rulership in Yemen
  • Rulership in Heerah
  • Rulership in Geographical Syria
  • Rulership in Hijaz
  • The Reasons of this war have been illustrated in three versions
  • Rulership in Pan-Arabia
  • The political situation

3) Religions of the Arabs

  • The Religious situation

4) Aspects of Pre-Islamic Arabian Society

  • Social life of the Arabs
  • The Economic Situation
  • Ethics

5) The Lineage and Family of Muhammad [pbuh]

  • The prophetic Family

6) Muhammad’s Birth and Forty years prior Prophet hood

  • His Birth
  • Babyhood
  • Back to his passionate Mother
  • To His compassionate Grandfather
  • Bahira, the Monk
  • The Sacrilegious wars
  • Al-Fudoul confederacy
  • Muhammad’s Early Job
  • His Marriage to Khadijah
  • Rebuilding Al-Ka‘bah and the Arbitration Issue
  • A Rapid Review of Muhammad’s Biography before commissioning of the Prophethood

7) In the Shade of the Message and Prophethood

  • In the Cave of Hira’
  • Gabriel brings down the Revelation
  • Interruption of Revelation
  • Once more, Gabriel brings Allah’s Revelation
  • Some details pertinent to the successive stages of Revelation
  • Proclaiming Allah, the All-High; and the Immediate Constituents

8) Phases and stages of the call

9) The First Stage: Strife in the Way of the Call

  • Three years of Secret Call
  • The Early Converts
  • As-Salat (the Prayer)
  • The Quraishites learn about the Call

10) The Second Phase: Open Preaching

  • First Revelation regarding the Preaching
  • Calling the Closest Kinspeople
  • On Mount As-Safa
  • Shouting the Truth and the Polytheists’ Reaction
  • An Advisory Council to debar Pilgrims from Muhammad’s Call
  • Attempts made to check the Onward March of Islam
  • Persecutions
  • The House of Al-Arqum
  • The First Migration to Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
  • Quraish’s Machination against the Emigrants
  • Once more Quraish approaches Abu Talib
  • The Tyrants’ Decision to kill the Prophet [pbuh]
  • The Conversion of Hamzah bin ‘Abdul-Muttalib
  • The Conversion of ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab
  • Quraish’s Representative negotiates with the Messenger of Allah SWT
  • Abu Talib assmbles Bani Hashim and Bani Al-Muttalib

11) General Social Boycott

  • A Pact of Injustice and Aggression

12) The Final Phase of the Diplomacy of Negotiation

13) The Year of Grief

  • Abu Talib’s Death
  • Khadijah passes away to the Mercy of Allah
  • His Marriage to Sawdah [R] in Shawwal, the tenth year of Prophethood

14) Factors inspiring patience and perserverance

15) The Third Phase: Calling unto Islam beyond Makkah

16 ) Islam being introduced to Arabian Tribes and Individuals

  • Hope inspiring Breezes from the Madinese
  • Marriage of the Prophet [pbuh] to ‘Aisha [R]

17) Al-Isra’ and Al-Mir‘raj

18) The First ‘Aqabah Pledge

  • The Muslim Envoy in Madinah
  • The Second ‘Aqabah Pledge

19) The Vanguard of Migration (in the Cause of Allah)

  • In An-Nadwah (Council) House The Parliament of Quraish

20) Migration of the Prophet [pbuh] Life in Madinah

21) The First Phase: The Status Quo in Madinah at the Time of Emigration

22) A New Society being built

  • A Charter of Islamic Alliance

23) A Cooperation and Non-Aggression Pact with the Jews

24) The Prophet on the Battlefield

  • Pre-Badr Missions and Invasions

25) The Battle of Badr – The First Decisive Battle in the History of Islam

  • Reason of the Battle
  • Some Significant Instances of Devotion
  • Reaction in Makkah
  • Madinah receives the News of Victory
  • The Battle of Badr in its Qur’anic Context

26) The Military Activities between Badr and Uhud

  • Al-Kudr Invasion
  • An Attempt on the Life of the Prophet [pbuh]
  • Invasion of Bani Qainuqa‘
  • The Qainuqa‘ Jews breach the Covenant
  • As-Sawiq Invasion
  • Dhi Amr Invasion
  • Ka‘b bin Al-Ashraf, killed
  • The Invasion of Buhran
  • Zaid bin Harithah leads a Compaign on the Trade Routes of Quraish

27) The Battle of Uhud

A Consultation Assembly for a Defence Plan
Dividing the Islamic Army into phalanxes and Departure to the Battlefield
Parading the Army
Passing the Night between Uhud and Madinah
The Rebellion of ‘Abdullah bin Ubai and his Followers
The Remainder of the Islamic Army are on the Move to Uhud
The Defence Plan
The Messenger of Allah SWT implants the Spirit of Bravery among his Armed Forces
Recruitment of the Makkan Army
Political Manoeuvres of Quraish
The effort of Quraishite women at waging the Zeal of Men
The Combat
Assassination of Asadullah (the Lion of Allah) Hamzah bin ‘Abdul Muttalib
Bringing the Situation under Control
From his wife’s lap to Sword-fights and Sorrows
The Contribution of the Archers squad to the Battle
The Archers’s Fatal Mistake
The Most Awkward Hour in the Messenger’s Life
Mutilation of the Martyrs
Burial of the Martyrs
Hamrâ’ Al-Asad Invasion
The Observations of the Noble Qur’ân on the Battle of Uhud
Lessons and Moralities

28) Military Platoons and Missions between the Battle of Uhud and the Battle of the Confederates

Abi Salamah Mission
An Errand led by ‘Abdullah bin Unais
The Event of Ar-Raji‘
The Tragedy of Ma‘una Well
Bani An-Nadeer Invasion
The Invasion of Najd
The Invasion of Badr, the Second
The Invasion of Doumat Al-Jaudal

29) Al-Ahzab (the Confederates) Invasion

Invading Banu Quraiza
Military Activities continued
Bani Lihyan Invasion
Expeditions and Delegations continued

30) Bani Al-Mustaliq (Muraisi‘) Ghazwah Sha‘ban 6 Hijri

The treacherous Role of the Hypocrites Prior to the Bani Al-Mustaliq Ghazwah
The wicked Role they played in the Course of the Ghazwah of Bani Al-Mustaliq
The Slander Affair

31) Delegations and Expeditions following Al-Muraisi‘ Ghazwah

Al-Hudaibiyah Treaty (Dhul Qu‘dah 6 A.H.)
Al-Hudaibiya Treaty: Socio Political Impact

32) The Second Stage: A New Phase of Islamic Action

The Prophet’s Plans to spread the Message of Islam to beyond Arabia
A Deputation to Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Letter to the Vicegerent of Egypt, called Muqawqas
A Letter to chosroes, Emperor of Persia
The Envoy to Caesar, King of Rome
A Letter to Mundhir bin Sawa, Governor of Bahrain
A Letter to Haudha bin ‘Ali, Governor of Yamama.
A Letter to Harith bin Abi Shamir Al-Ghassani, King of Damascus
A Letter to the King of ‘Oman, Jaifer, and his Bother ‘Abd Al-Jalandi

Post-Hudaibiyah Hostilities
Dhu Qarad Invasion

33) The Conquest of Khaibar (in Moharram, 7 A.H.)

The Actual operation begins
The Second Part of Khaibar Conquered
Distribution of Spoils

34) Sporadic Invasions

The Expedition called Dhat-ur-Riqa‘ (in the year 7 A.H.)
The Compensatory ‘Umrah (Lesser Pilgrimage)
The Battle of Mu’tah
Dhat As-Salasil Compaign
Khadrah Campaign
The Conquest of Makkah
Pre-conquest Events
Preparations for the Attach on Makkah, and the Prophet’s Attempt at imposing a News Black-out

35) The Third Stage

Hunain Ghazwah
The Enemy’s march and their Encampment at Awtas
The war-experienced Man wrongs the Leader’s Judgement
Reconnoitering the Weapons of the Messenger of Allah SWT
Reconnoitering the Enemy’s Weapons
The Messenger of Allah SWT leaves Makkah for Hunain
The Islamic Army stunned the Archers and the Attackers
Muslims’ return to the Battlefield, and the fierceness of the Fight
Reverse of Fortunes and the Enemy’s utter Defeat
Hot pursuit of the Enemy
Ta’if Compaign
The Distribution of the Booty at al-Ji‘ranah
The Helpers (Al-Ansar) are furious at the Messenger of Allah SWT
Arrival of the Hawazin Delegation
Lesser Pilgrimage (Al-‘Umrah) to Makkah and leaving for Madinah
Missions and Platoons After the Conquest
The Platoons

36) The Invasion of Tabuk in Rajab, in the year 9 A.H.

The underlying Reasons
General News about the Byzantines and Ghassanide Preparations for War
Particular News about the Byzantine and Ghassanide preparations for War
The Muslim Army is leaving for Tabuk
The Army of Islam at Tabuk
Returning to Madinah
The People Who lagged Behind
The Invasion of Tabuk and its Far-Reaching Ramifications
The Qur’ânic Verses Relating to this Invasion

37) Some Important Events that featured that Year

Abu Bakr [R] performs the Pilgrimage
A Meditation on the Ghazawat

38) People embrace the Religion of Allah in Large Crowds

The Delegations
The Success and Impact of the Call

39) The Farewell Pilgrimage

The Last Expeditions

40) The Journey to Allah, the Sublime

Symptoms of Farewell
The Start of the Disease
The Last Week
Five days before death
Four days before his death
A Day or Two prior to Death
A Day before his Death
The Last day Alive
The Prophet [pbuh] breathes his Last
The companions’ concern over the Prophet’s Death
Umar’s Attitude
Abu Bakr’s Attitude
Burial and Farewell Preparations to his Honourable Body

41) The Prophet Household

42) The Prophet [pbuh] , Attributes and Manners

Beauty of creation
The perfection of Soul and Nobility

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