Muhammad: The Prophet for Eternity God's peace be upon him

by Moin Qazi


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Summary of the Book

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.

About the Author

Moin Qazi has doctorates in Economics and English literature and has spent more than three decades in the development sector. He was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Manchester.He hasserved on deputation to the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Rome and Ministry of Rural Development Government of Malaysia. He has authored four collections of poems and received an Honorary DLitt at World Congress of Poets held at Istanbul. At college he was awarded the UNESCO World Politics Essay God Medal and the Gandhi Centenary Essay Gold Medal. He has contributed articles to Indian and foreign publications including The Times of India,The Economic Times, The Hindu,Third World Features (Malaysia), SIDA Rapport (Sweden), Depth News (Philippines), Far Eastern Economic Review and Asiaweek (Hong Kong).

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