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 here LifeOfMuhammadMakkanPeriodComplete
Madinan Period is also complete.