Chapters from the Life of the Messenger

 Al-Fusool fee Seerat-ir-Rasool (sallAllaahu’alaihiwasallam) – 
by al-Imaam, al-Haafiz, Ismaa’eel ibn ‘Umar ibn Katheer al-Qurashee [701 – 774H]


These audio lessons are a translation of the above book by the famous scholar Ibn Katheer,  along with side points  discussing  the authenticity of the narrations mentioned, as well as other beneficial narrations. An extremely valuable resource given the lack of authentic material on the subject of the life of our beloved Prophet (sallAllaahu’alaihiwasallam).
Translated by Abu Talhah Dawud ibn Ronald Burbank.
All lectures have been uploaded with the permission of the translator.


The distinctive Characteristics of the book ‘Al-Fusool’:

1) The book is divided into two parts:
The First Part: The Seerah of the Messenger and his military expeditions.
The Second Part: The Signs of his Prophethood, his characteristics, and the things
particular to him.

2) This book is not an abridgement of, or an extraction from ‘al-Bidaayah wan-

Nihaayah’, but rather it is an independent book that stands on its own merit. The
author compiled it from the works of the fine scholars who preceded him.

3) Despite its small size it is replete with information; it is comprehensive and


4) It is simple in its style.

5) It narrates events and occurrences in sequence.

6) Ibn Katheer took benefit from the previous works, but he avoided reports with

weak chains of narration. He sometimes mentions them, however, and then draws
attention to them, or he criticizes them. 
(Taken from the Introduction to the book)


Lesson 1 – Introduction to the Seerah; The Prophet’s Lineage (sallAllaahu’alaihiwasallam)

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Lesson 2 – His Birth (sallAllaahu’alaihiwasallam)

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Lesson 3 – Prophethood

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Lesson 4 – The Hijrah (migration) to Abyssinia

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Entire Playlist:


Please note that Abu Talhah did not complete this series of recordings during his lifetime rahimahullaah.

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