Muhammad ﷺ the Perfect Man (Hard Cover)
Title: Muhammad ﷺ the Perfect Man (Hard Cover)
Author: Sayyid Muhammad ibn Alawi al- Maliki/Translated by Khalid Williams/ Foreword by Dr Mostafa Badawi
Publisher: Visions of Reality Books (UK)
This book,considered one of the best about the sublime nature of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, comes at an important time when from an Islamic point of view – the prevailing secular consumerism in the West has given birth to an immorality – where even the elect of Allah’s creation – the Prophets and Messengers, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon them, are not safe from being openly mocked or their lives ridiculed. In the East despotic rulers, the lack of leadership, external interference and sectarian division has opened up chasms of angst.
It is in this atmosphere that this phenomenal book ‘Muhammad the Perfect Man’ written by the leading Islamic scholar of recent times –Sayyid Muhammad ibn Alawi al-Maliki al-Hasani, is presented to the general readership in English for the first time.
The book ranks among the most important works of the author who writes with great erudition and love about the perfection of the last of the Messengers, Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him, sourcing every point from Islamic sources. The book starts with the perfection of the noble lineage of the Prophet, followed by the perfection of his physical form and discusses in detail the perfection of the Muhammadan heart. In the 300 pages that follow the Perfection of the Prophetic attributes are listed in detail - ranging from the perfection of the Prophetic knowledge, justice, mercy, humility, leadership, courage, generosity, patience, loyalty, wisdom, oratory and forbearance to name but just a few. The author contends from a traditional Islamic point of view that the message of Islam can only be perfect if the bringer of that message is himself perfect.
It serves as a timely reminder to the characteristics of the greatest human being that ever lived, and presents an insight into the noble Prophetic way, the behavioural code of conduct – the Sunna – of the Perfect Man, that he, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, left behind for all peoples for all times.
The author was blessed with the gift of writing in clear concise narrative style which was highly readable but retained the grandeur of the discussion at hand without being overwhelmed by the scriptural evidence which he presents with meticulous authority. The book is further augmented by Khalid Williams’ lucid and exemplary translation adding depth, breadth, clarity and making this within easy reach of the English speaking world.
The book is a modern day classic in the Arabic language – with it’s translationit is set to becomes the same in English.
About The Author
Muhammad Al-Insan Al- Kamil ranks among the most important works of one of the leading Islamic scholars of recent times. Born in Mecca in 1946 - Sayyid Muhammad ibn Alawi al-Maliki al-Hasani also died there in 2004 leaving a rich legacy of wide ranging Islamic literature and students who are now teaching the traditional Islamic sciences worldwide.
His immense learning and charismatic persona established him as a pivotal figure throughout the Muslim world, having travelled far and wide - attracting large audiences wherever he went. A gifted polymath he was an expert on many Islamic disciplines having written extensively on many of the traditional Islamic sciences including tenets of faith (aqidah), jurisprudence (fiqh), hadith studies, biography (Sirah), tasawuff, and commentaries (tafsir).
One of Sayyid Alawis’ most celebrated works is ‘Muhammad Al-Insan Al-Kamil’ in which he contends that the Message of Islam can only be perfect if the Messenger himself is blessed with perfection. Here the Sayyids’ extensive learning can be gleamed as he begins to outline the Perfections of the Prophet using his vast knowledge of the Quran and Prophetic Sunna. The book is essential reading and will increase the love of the Messenger of Allah which is an obligation for all.