Life of the Prophet (Sīra)

Prophet Muhammad (God bless him and give him peace) is the axis around which revolves the life of Muslims. He is the perfect person (al-insān al-kāmil) and the living embodiment of the ethical and legal teachings of Islam. In this series, I discuss the biography of the Prophet (known as the Sīra) with frequent tangents into moral lessons, life examples, and the drawing of links from his life example to our current context. For the chronology, I will rely mostly on the Sealed Nectar, and for details I will be using the encyclopedic work of Shibli Nomani (which can be found in Urdu-Arabic-English).