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.

(Audios presented by Abu Talha himself, rahimahullaah. Originally uploaded in 2016)

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.

2 – How is the Divine Inspiration revealed to you? (Summarized Bukhari)

Explained by Sh AbdurRazzaaq al-Badr hafizahullaah (Madeenah).

(translated by Nasser ibn Najam)

1 – Actions are but by their intentions (Summarized Bukhari)

Explained by Sh AbdurRazzaaq al-Badr hafizahullaah

(translated by Adnaan ibn Salman)

Tawheed vs. Shirk – What’s the difference? (Taster clip)

Explained by Sh AbdurRazaaq al-Badr hafizahullaah

(Translated by Adnaan ibn Salmaan)


The Gardens of the Righteous – Imam an-Nawawi’s rahimahullah famous work of hadeeth detailing Islaamic morals, acts of worship and manners. Based on the explanations of numerous scholars of the past and present. Compiled and presented by Abu Talha rahimahullaah.


(Audios will be added as they are uploaded inshaaAllaah)


Fasting – Chapters from Riyaadh-us-Saaliheen

This is an excellent series of lectures on the topic of fasting during Ramadaan and at other times. From Abu Talhah’s rahimahullaah explanation of Riyaadh-us-Saaliheen by Imaam an-Nawawi rahimahullaah:


The 99 Names of Allaah (based on the works of Sh Uthaymeen)

وَلِلَّهِ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَىٰ فَادْعُوهُ بِهَا

And to Allaah belong the Most Beautiful Names so call upon Him by them [7:180]

This is a very beneficial transcript of a lesson by Abu Talhah rahimahullaah where he translated the meanings of Allaah’s 99 Beautiful Names (list compiled by Sh Uthaymeen):

The 99 Names of Allaah – KT

Audio available here:

Sharh-us-Sunnah (Audio Series)

Sharh-us-Sunnah – the excellent book explaining the correct Islamic Methodology in detail, by Imaam al-Barbahaaree. Explained by Sh Fawzaan hafizahullaah and translated by Abu Talhah rahimahullaah.

Archived audios available here:


Lum’at-ul-I’tiqaad Audios (Complete Series)

by Imaam Ibn Qudaamah al-Maqdisee rahimahullaah
explanation by Sh Fawzaan hafizahullaah
translated by Abu Talhah rahimahullaah

Transcript of introductory lession (including a biography of Imaam ibn Qudaamah):

LI – 06-06-12 – 01

Recommended Study Guide:

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Archived audios available here: