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Transcribed “Life of Muhammad saw” by Imam Anwar Al Awlaki

Life of Muhammad saw by Imam Anwar Al Awlaki is THE BEST seerah lecture in English. He has beautifully and most eloquently narrated the life of Muhammad saw. This series is in two parts, The Makkan Period in 16 cds and the Medinan Period in 18 cds.

Imam Anwar Awlaki starts from scratch explaining the meaning of the word seerah and then he goes onto explain the importance of studying seerah in 9 points. The best thing about this series is that he has narrated hadiths from Bukhari, Muslim etc…

As he narrates, he clears up many misconceptions about Muhammad saw in the minds of non muslims and many muslims as well. Like why he married young Aisha ra, why he married Zainub ra and why he fought the jews of Medina.

THis is definintely a MUST LISTEN to series BY ALL, whether muslim or non muslim.

I felt the need to have this series in written form as well, for easy reference and to find exactly what you are looking for the in lecture. So I have started to transcribe his lecture This is an extremely slow process but Inshallah i plan to complete all the cds. I have just finished transcribing the first cd of the Makkan period and wanted to share it with the world. I dont know if such work has already been done or not, but transcribing greatly helped me remember the details….

I will Inshallah post on the blog best parts of the chapters but if you want you can download the whole chapter here: Chapter 1 Life of Muhammad saw by Imam Anwar Al Awlaki

Please feel free to point out errors and mistakes.


By the grace of Allah, my friend Maria has completed the whole series. Download Transcribed Life of Muhammad – The Makkan Period hereย LifeOfMuhammadMakkanPeriodComplete

Madinan Period is also complete.

The Madeenan PeriodComplete

101 thoughts on “Transcribed “Life of Muhammad saw” by Imam Anwar Al Awlaki

  1. Assalamu Alikum Wa Rahmatullah. I am about to complete(2 CDs pending) listening to the series, and I wanted to get a transcription so that I can teach my students. I am glad to see that two of the volumes have been transcribed. Jazakallah for the great work. However I see the thread silent from a long time and the 3rd volume has not yet been updated. Is it available any where else. Kindly inform.
    May Allah Ta’ala Reward you all..

  2. Asslamu Aleikum,

    I see this thread has started more than 10 years ago, and I did not see it until recent. But Alhamdulillah i found it. I should say, my entire family has benefited from this and whatever we learned from the books, you are definitely getting the reward for it.
    My mother has the books printed out, and she likes to read it every now and then ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lots of love from Australia

  3. salam alikum , sis javeria can you create a fb group and ask all to join so we can continue this work ? once we know what has been done and who wants to contribute we can distribute the work and finish all , i want to do it too inshallah but i have no idea what has already been done ,

  4. Jazakallahu khayr for your immense work and transcription. May Allah grant immense reward in akhirah ameen

  5. Asalam O Alikum Sister Javeria !!
    I want to ask the permission regarding printing the Seerah you wrote in the form of book for Dawah. It would help alot of Muslims , As many of them have good temperament of Reading not listening. I had also been writing the same lectures i had wrote almost 4cds but amazingly someone already did that.
    plz grant me permission regarding printing of the transcript.

  6. Salam, can anyone assist me in finding a transcript for the Stories of the Prophets by Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki?

    Any assistance would be much appreciated.


  7. Page 39 of the Makkan Period: There is a mistake “So they had a journey in winter and a journey in winter;”. It should be “So they had a journey in winter and a journey in summer;”

  8. @Br. Muhammed: Thanks a lot. May Allah reward you immensely for your effort. I will be waiting and keep an eye on this page when the transcribed copy of VOL-II get released. If you have any other page from where you update the status of the transcription, please let everyone know that from a comment.

    Jazak Allah khairan.

  9. We are working on The Madeenan Period II
    Once we complete it I will posted here
    It’s not easy it will take some time

    If other brothers out there want to do it as well please do it

    1. Salam,
      I am interested to help in with the transcription of the Part2 of the Madeena period. Let me know which episode from Part2 should I start with and other information/instruction (if any). Feel free to send me email (i think you have access to the email that I put in here)


  11. Aslamu alaikum wrwb
    May Allah swt accept this deed and grand you reward in multiples. Brother, here I can only find the volume 1 of madeena period, what about the volume 2 and where can I find it. Barakallah feek

    1. Walayum Salam, Volume 2 of Medinan Period was released long after me and my friend transcribed the Makkan and Medinan Period Vol 1. So no, it has not been transcribed. Do plan to InshaAllah if some one else does not do it…but for now I am a mommy with loads of other responsibilities and can not take out the time to transcribe. My friend who did the most of the work, I will surely ask her if she can take out the time to transcribe Vol 2.

  12. ุงู„ุณู‘ูŽู„ุงูŽู…ู ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠู’ูƒูู…ู’ ูˆูŽุฑูŽุญู’ู…ูŽุฉู ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ูˆูŽุจูŽุฑูŽูƒูŽุงุชูู‡ู
    On the cd The Seerah by Imam Anwar Al Awlaki do you know who reads the quranic versus?? I’d appreciate it if someone could tell me please… ุฌุฒุงูƒ ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุฎูŠุฑุงู‹ู‹

      1. ุฌุฒุงูƒ ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุฎูŠุฑุงู‹ู‹

        My father loves the qiraat on the seerah cd so I’d like to get him more quraanic reading by this person. So I’d really appreciate it if you could make sure and let me know..

        ุฌุฒุงูƒ ุงู„ู„ู‡ู ุฎูŠุฑุงู‹ู‹

  13. Salam brothers and sisters

    Some of you have done a very great job the transcription of Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki mecca & Madeenen Series

    But I cannot seem to find the Maddened series part 2

    Please can someone tell me if this is available

    Maddened part 2 series has it been done by someone
    If yes
    where can I get it from
    And can someone please send me the Hereafter series

    My Email:
    Sorry last time I put the wrong e mail by mistake

  14. Salam brothers and sisters

    Some of you have done a very great job the transcription of Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki mecca & Madeenen Series

    But I cannot seem to find the Maddened series part 2

    Please can someone tell me if this is available

    Maddened part 2 series has it been done by someone
    If yes
    where can I get it from
    And can someone please send me the Hereafter series

    My Email:

  15. Assalamu Alaykum Sisters, thank you for your great work. We are starting a Muslim newspaper in Australia in sha Allah and seerah is to be a high priority. I personally have enjoyed Sheikh Anwar’s series and wanted to use it as a primary source. May Allah subhanuhu wa t’ala reward you.

  16. May Allah (swt) allow us all to benefit from your efforts. and may Allah (swt) reward you… alhamdulillah Allah gave someone the ability and chance to do this.

  17. Sister, is the transcript of madina period complete ? I got the first part. HAve u done the 2nd part ? 2nd part consists of 19 more CDs

  18. Aasaalamualykum.
    May allah bless us all.

    I am from kashmir(indian occupiad).i have listened all cd’s of “the life muhammud(S.A.W) by imam anwar al awlaki but i could not understand them effectively so i need written transcript of all the cd’s in english. I shall be thankfull.

      1. Assalamualaikum Sister,
        I appreciate your work from the bottom of my heart. I think its an amazing effort. May Allah reward you immensely.
        I think the last CD, CD-16 of Makkan period is not transcribed. I have done it Alhamdulillah. in sha Allah I can share if anyone is willing. Also, I noted some errors here and there and corrected it.

        Again I think you did a wonderful job.
        JazakAllah Khair

      2. Assalamualaikum Brother Abu Maryam,
        I have noticd that CD-16 is missing and that you have done it. Could you please send me the transcript of CD-16. I would really appreciate it. Here is my email

      3. Well i have checked and the CD 16 of Makkan Period is missing. It seems it was not transcribed. I will double check with my friend,she might have missed compiling it in the final document.

      1. a sister did that. but that blog of shaykh discontinued. don’t know how to find the hereafter anymore. any idea?

  19. Assalamu Alaikum

    JazakAllahu Khairan for your tremendous efforts, I just wanted to know in the Makkan period is their a reason for why CD 16 (The Road to Madinah) was missed out.

  20. Subhanallah. May Allah reward you all abundantly for this wonderful work. I observed that some of his lectures have either been removed or you find them corrupted if you download. Great work. I will print these insha Allah. Jazakumullahu khairan

  21. Allahu Akbar,

    This is an excellent work my sisters. I do not know how to tank you for this meticulous work. Please continue the good work. May Allah reward you abundantly.

    Kindly update me once you complete the Medinah period2.

    1. I’m also looking for medinan period vol-2 transcript, does anyone know if there is any? care to point it out?

  22. Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah!

    Dear brothers and sisters, djazakumuLLahu hairan fot transcriptions!

    I wonder if there are any transcription of lectures about Abu Bakr Siddiq An Umar ibn al Khattab (radiyallahu anhum) by Anwar Awlaki?

  23. Subhanallah!

    Thank you Sister Javeria & Maria for transcribing Makkan & Madeenan Period. Vol.1

    What is the status of Madeenan Period Vol.2?? Is any body working of that?

    1. bro Abdullah,

      as salamu alaykum. ru the same bro who had a lot transcriptions uploaded in a blog named ssjsr or something like that? that site doesnt work anymore.

    1. Assalamu alaykum, May Allah swt reward you so much for transcriping Makkan Period and Madina part one. Any chance Madina part two has been done?? Please let me know. Also I notice in Makkan period the final CD was not included in the orignal transcript..

  24. Assalamualaikum brother, you are awesome! I sincerely pray that Allah (swt) forgives your sins, that He overlooks your mistakes, and that He grants you the highest ranks of jannah. Ameen.

  25. As salamo alaykom. Dear brothers and sisters. I am listening and translating these lectures on Bosnian language. Came to CD 12. If someone has lectures on English, please send me because it is rather long work of listening (some things I can not be sure that I heard correctly) then translate and write.
    I agree that this is the best Seerah I came in touch with. JazzakAllahu Khayren.
    As salamo alaykom.

  26. MashALLAH excellent work, I really benefited from all of it, I have one question did you ever get to complete the transcripts of Anwar Awlaki’s seerah lectures. I started the seerah in my local halaqah for sisters and the first chapter really saved me a lot of time. May Allah SWT reward you for all your efforts.

  27. As salamo alaykom,
    dear brothers.
    I listened and translated parts 1-8 on bosnian language. It is very difficult because sometimes I can’t understand and InshaAllah I will not miss the point. It would be a great help to have transcribed text in english from CD 9 on.
    JazzakAllahu khajren

  28. Assalamualikum,


  29. Salaams sister,

    were you able to transcribe any of the other CDs? it looks like you had many ppl working on it with you, but i haven’t been able to find any links for other transcriptions.

  30. Assalaamo Alaikum! You have done a wonderful job of the transcription – please inform us when the other cds are completed. May Allah reward you and guide and protect you always.

    Jazza kallaho Khair

  31. As-Salam’alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu Akhee/Ukhti Javeria,

    Apparently I found some errors after quoting verse numbers 33 and 34 from Sura al-Ahzab. On searching it, I found that it doesn’t match with the following Ayah:

    ูŠูŽุง ุฃูŽูŠู‘ูู‡ูŽุง ุงู„ู†ู‘ูŽุจููŠู‘ู ุฅูู†ู‘ูŽุง ุฃูŽุฑู’ุณูŽู„ู’ู†ูŽุงูƒูŽ ุดูŽุงู‡ูุฏู‹ุง ูˆูŽู…ูุจูŽุดู‘ูุฑู‹ุง ูˆูŽู†ูŽุฐููŠุฑู‹ุง

    O Prophet (Muhammad)! Verily, We have sent you as witness, and a bearer of glad tidings, and a warner,

    ูˆูŽุฏูŽุงุนููŠู‹ุง ุฅูู„ูŽู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ุจูุฅูุฐู’ู†ูู‡ู ูˆูŽุณูุฑูŽุงุฌู‹ุง ู…ู‘ูู†ููŠุฑู‹ุง

    And as one who invites to Allah [Islamic Monotheism, i.e. to worship none but Allah (Alone)] by His Leave, and as a lamp spreading light (through your instructions from the Quran and the Sunnah the legal ways of the Prophet).

    The above two are quoted from Verses 45 & 46 from Surah al-Ahzab, Chapter 33.

    Please correct it and inform Dhikrullah brothers about it.

    Jazakum Allaahu Khayran.


  32. Salaams all,

    I have been looking for these transcripts, epecially the herefafter series. Can anyone please sen me some of his transcripts? I have listen to ALL, absolutly all of his mp3’s but the docs are so helpfull… may Allah reward yous..

    1. Assalaam alaikum wr. wb.,

      First of all, if no one has given you the transcript of the Hereafter Series, here is the complete docs:
      Thanks to Sr. Umm Ibraheem’s hard work, and she is working on The Lifes of the Prophets, and finished Lut or Shaib, maashaa Allah. I ask Allah to reward her and her family.

      I have just finished translating The Hereafter series into Chinese language. I would like to move on the Prophet’s Seerah, so I am looking for the transcript of it for the Makkan period. I was very happy to find CD1 of it. But could not find doc of any following CDs. I read through all responses, saw many offering help to do more cds, many asking for more docs.

      Can anyone point out the location of the transcript for cd2, cd3, … of Seerah Makkan period? Thanks.


  33. jazakallah khair for for transcript. It helps me a lot. I’m looking forward for the transcripts of the other cds.

  34. Assalamualaikum to you all,

    brother May Allah reward you…. mashallah for your great effort. I in the process of translating Imam’s work in an another language. Alhamdulillah your work will help me greatly to do just that.

    May Allah reward you. If you have any more transciption please post them ASAP.

    Barakallah fee.

  35. Slmz,

    I have been looking for a transcription of Iman Anwar al Awlaki’s Life of the Prophet – Meccan Period and google brought me to your doorstep.

    I was curious to know if you had managed to transcribe the rest of it and if not if you know of anyone else who has?


  36. salamalaikum, i an planning to give some lectures on seerah and i wanted to make notes from the Cds of imam awlaki. i was greatly elated when i stumbled upon ur effort. have u made more progress so we all benefit. jazakAllah khair

  37. Assalaamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu – I request all my brothers and sisters in Islamic Faith to provide me the link for the lecture TRANSCRIPT of Imam Anwar Al Awlaki on the topic, Umar bin Al Khattaab (r.a): His Life and Times.

    Allah says, in the Glorius Qur’an, Ch 5 : V 2

    “Help ye one another in righteousness and piety, but help ye not one another in sin and rancour: fear Allah. for Allah is strict in punishment.”

    Jazakallahu Khair.

    Was Salaam!

  38. Asalam-u-alikum

    I have reacently started a study circle at my university mosque, i was really struggling to find transcript of Awlakiโ€™s lectures on the seerah. I can not stressed to you my delight when i came upon your transcript you really have saved me a lot of hard work and heart ache. I truly am gratful and indebted to you as are the sisters from the study circle. i CAN NOT THANK YOU ENOuGH. I eagarly await your transcript of cd2.

    may allah swt bless you and reward you for your efforts

    Jazak allah khair

  39. Assalaamu alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu
    I am currently in the process of transcribing the lectures by Imam Anwar Al Awlaki on the lives of the Sahaba radi Allahu anhu. I was wondering if i needed to get permission from anyone to do this, for example from Imam Anwar Al Awlaki.

    My Intentions are to get these published into small books InshaAllah and donate all money to charity InshaAllah.
    Please advice me.

  40. Bismillahir Rahmaanirr Raahiim
    Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam ‘ala Rasulillah
    Assalaamu alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

    I have a .pdf copy of “Allah is Preparing Us for Victory” Transcribed by Amatullah. I am also in the process of Transcribing the “The Story of Ibn Al-Akwa / Mashari Al-Ashwaq” inshallah I would love to work on transcribing the lectures of Imam Awlaki with whomever is interested.

    I can, inshallah, start on the Seerah CDs or continue with the current lecture. Inshallah let me know.

    Wa salaam,
    Abu Ibrahim

  41. Asalamu Alaykum everyone,

    Due to my busy schedule, unfortunately i have not been able to transcribe any further cds.

    Furthermore i have also not heard from the brothers who had promised to help with the transcription.

    I have recently re-started transcription of Cd-2, but it will take time.As soon as it is done, I will upload it Inshallah.

    If anyone is interested in this project, then please post here which Cd you would be doing so there is no duplication of the same work. Start work from Cd-3 of the Makkan period.

    JazakAllahu khair for your feedback.

  42. Assalamu Alaikum. If you have the transcribed copies of other CDs of Anwar Awlaki, please send it to me. Jazakumullah Al Khair.

  43. As-salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu,

    Did you know that there are other lectures by Anwar al-Awlaki on and maybe also on I just started taking some notes on these lectures yesterday. I too am wanting to take notes on all of his lectures Insha Allah. I can send you my notes as I finish each lecture Insha Allah. However, it might take me some time as I don’t have as much time to work on it as I would like. Also, if you need help with typing your notes, I type pretty fast ma shaa Allah.

    Do you have some more transcripts of Awlaki’s lectures? If so, could you please share them with me?

    Jazaak Allahu khairun

  44. Slms

    Found your site while googling for “al awlakis transcripts”

    I too am planning to type out ALL of his lectures, will be starting with the Seerah Makkah period, could you email me which cd’s you’v done already and i’ll begin on what is not done and mail back to you.

  45. Dear javeria,
    Jazkhallah khairn for your great effort. May Allah bless you and your family with good fortune. I’ve been listening to a lot of Imam Anwar lectures and among them this lecture is my favorite. I’d downloaded your transcription and Insha’ Allah, I’ll make a good use out of it for my students.

  46. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

    I am really interested in getting these docs for my children. We have been listening to the CDs.

    How will I get those? I am very impressed by your efforts.

    Jazak allahu khairan

  47. Walaaykum Salam Wa rahmatullah hi wabarakatuhu,

    JazakAllahu Khair,

    I would appreciate any kind of help in transcribing the lectures of Imam Anwar Awlaki.

    So you can go ahead with transcribing the cd 7. currently im working on Cd2 and brother Abdullah had volunteered to transcribe cd 3 & 4 but i havent heard from him so i dont know if he is still transcribing them or not.

    One of my friend is in the process of transcribing the Medinan Period and she has alhamdulilah reached CD 5.

    Any kind of help in transcribing or making corrections would be appreciated.

    JazakAllahu Khairan.

  48. As Salaamu ‘Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

    Javeria, I had the idea of transcribing cd 7, I think it will be great to give out as a book for dawah, I spoke with al-basheer sometime ago and received permission.

    Please email me-maybe we can work together on that project. If you decide to do it on your own, then that’s good as well, if not I will stay make niyyah to do it; either way Barakullahu feek.

    was salaam,
    Your brother in deen,

  49. Aslamalikum brother,

    im a big fan of Anwar Alawlaki as well… inshAllah i plan to transcribe a his lectures too so the important information stays in my mind inshAllah. just wondering if u need some help. i could text you the documents… havent started though… after im free from my exams inshAllah.

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