What is Seerah?
[Al-Seerah = As-Seerah (Pronounced in Arabic) =The Seerah]
Seerah is the lifestyle of the most respected,esteemed, most successful, and influential person on this earth, thelast Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Quran and Sunnah are
the constitutionaldocuments --the framework in which human civilization has to establish,develop, and flourish. Seerah, on the other hand, is the practical application.According to Ayesha (r. a.), Prophet Muhammad was the walking Quran. Seerahis the methodology, a strategy to establish the Deenof Allah in all walks of life. Seerah is the pattern to shape the character of individuals and society.
Al-Quran, the words of Allah, mentions:
And you are surely on an excellent standard of character (SurahAl Qalam 68: 4).
Allah categorically said about His Messenger :
And We have not sentyou, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds (Surah Al-Anbiya 21: 107).
Prophet Muhammad said:
I have only been sent to perfect good moral character(hadith, reported in Musnad Ahmad 8595).
The best among you are the best in character(having good manners)" (several ahadith of Bukhari & Muslim).
Seerah is the vast canvas
s that covers themovement, the history, and Islamic civilization of an era. It is the completelandscape of the prophetic career of the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (peace eupon him).
Without a deep understanding of theman, the leader of the world, it is impossible to practice the way of lifegiven by AlmightyGod on earth, to shape our character andimplement justice to maintain peace and harmony in human society --the sameharmony we witness in this universe from sunrise to sunset, in the ascending and descending of the moon, and in the billions of stars shining overhead. Indeed! This is thefruit of obeying and surrendering to Allah.
The purpose of this blog is;
To introduce the man, mercy upon mankind, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Collecting and organizing knowledge on Seerahbegan with Urwah Bin Zubair (r.a), the nephew of Ayesha (r.a.) and grandson ofAbu Bakar (r.a.). The first organized book was compiled by Ibn Hisham.
Hundreds of thousands of books have beenpublished in Arabic, Urdu, and other languages. In Urdu (the language developedin the Indian subcontinent much later), thereare over one thousand books and hundreds of thousands of articles. Of course,there are much more contents available in Arabic.
The knowledge of Seerah is like an ocean. Everyquality book on Seerah opens new insights and generates new interests. Thestory of the most important and significant movement of this earth is so movingthat it never satisfies the thirst of the seekers of knowledge.
The Englishlanguage is seriously lacking in this knowledge as very few books and a few articles are available in this language.
As-SeeahPublishing, Inc. intends to produce highly richcontents of Seerah in English for the NorthAmerican audience.
-Bridge the gap between Islam and Muslims, and Islam and America.
-Witness the truth
-Enjoin what's good and forbid what's wrong.
Methodology and Approach:
The Prophetic method and approach as described in the Quran:
(O Prophet), call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and reason with them in the best manner possible. Surely your Lord knows best who has strayed away from His path, and He also knows well those who are guided to the Right Way. Al-Quran, Surah Al-Nahl 16:125
"And bear with patience, (O Muhammad) - and your patience is only because of the help of Allah - and do not grieve over them, nor feel distressed by their evil plans." Al-Quran, Surah Al-Nahl 16:127
Generating richcontent --thousands of articles and books starting from translation from Arabicand Urdu into the North American Englishlanguage.
Publishing blog,e-books, audio books, and a periodical e-Journal on Seerah, Education, andCurrent Affairs (Prophetic Perspective)
Publication of aquarterly journal print edition on Seerah and distribution in the Public andUniversity libraries of North America (USA & Canada) and social sciencesdepartment libraries.
Organizingessay and book writing competition on Seerah and honor the writers with largeprizes.
Speechcompetitions on Seerah for youth and school students.
Organizingannual Seerah Conference and Exhibition (by inviting all faith and non-faithgroups in the conference).
Developmentof Islamic education system and curriculum on the Seerah model for full-timeschool/Masjid-school/home schooling/after school and weekend school.
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