Recommended Seerah Books to Read in English

Muhammad (pbuh)

It is important to study the seerah (prophet’s life) from beginning to end to properly understand the context and why and how things happened the way they did. Unfortunately, it seems many Muslims have either never studied his life or are only familiar with cherry picked snippets of his life to suit certain agendas and preconceived conclusions by completely abandoning the context.

Here are a few of my favorites that I have actually read and liked in the English language. You can find them all on Amazon.

Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources by Martin Lings – This one is also available on YouTube as an audiobook. You can finish the whole thing in 5.5 hours.

Muhammad: Man and Prophet by Adil Salahi – This is one of my favorites and frankly the best one I like.

Fiqh Us Seerah: Understanding the life of Prophet Muhammad by Muhammad Ghazali

The following I have not read but have heard good things about:

The Jurisprudence of the Prophetic Biography by al-Buti

When the Moon Split by Mubarakpuri

Noble Life of the Prophet (3 Vols.) by Ali Muhammad As-Sallaabee

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