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Muhammad: The Prophet for Eternity
Muhammad: The Prophet for Eternity
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Muhammad: The Prophet for Eternity {Khutbât-e-Madrâs}is a compilation of a series of eight lectures delivered by Syed Sulaiman Nadvi in 1925 at Madras in India. In these lectures the author examines the lifeof the Prophet as an abidingmodel for all mankind. These lectures were delivered as part of an annual series of lectures promoted by the Muslim Education Society of Madras, a pioneer institution in South India. Among those who delivered these lectures are the legendary poet, Sir Mohammad Iqbal and the great translators of the Quran, Mohammed Marmaduke Pickhtall and MaulanaAbdul Majid Daryabadi. The lectures delivered by Iqbal have been published under the title The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam which is universally acknowledged as Iqbal’s greatest contribution to Islamic thought.Sulaiman Nadvi's lectures are presented here in a unique English translation by an award winning English author, Moin Qazi.Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, an acclaimed Islamic historian and scholar, was born in1885. In 1911, he joined - Al-Hilal edited by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. Together with Maulana Azad, Sulaiman Nadvi made Al-Hilal a powerful organ of young Muslims which ultimately played a dominant role in the awakening of Muslims in India. In 1926, he headed a delegation of celebrated Muslim leaders including Maulana Muhammad Ali and Shaukat Ali to Mecca to participate in the World Islamic Conference.On his return, from Mecca, he retired from active politics and devoted himself to literary pursuits. The greatest achievement of Syed Sulaiman Nadvi was the establishment of Darul Musannifeen (House of Writers), also known as the Shibli Academy, at Azamgarh. It is a pioneer inliterary and historical research in the subcontinent.