This set includes all volumes from the Lives of the Prophets in a blue travel case.
The Prophets of Allah are the greatest men that ever lived. They are the role models for humanity. Their hearts were the purest, their minds were the wisest, and their deeds were the most righteous. But a lot of what is narrated about them is fact mixed with fiction. Neither the Bible nor historical works provide a reliable account of these great men. The myths surrounding the lives of the prophets have even spilled over to some Muslim history books. So then, where can we learn about the Prophets of Allah? The truth about them is learned through the Quran and Hadith.
"The Lives of the Prophets" is a series of lectures delivered by Imam Anwar. It is the first such series produced in the English language. The author has done extensive research in the original Arabic resources. The series is based primarily on Ibn Kathir's " Al-Bidayah wa-nihayah (The Beginning and the End)". Br. Imam Anwar has done an excellent job of relying almost completely on the Quran, Hadith and statements of the Noble Companions.
Imam Ibn Kathir's "Al Bidayah wa-nihayah" is considered to be one of the most authoritative sources on Islamic history. Ibn Kathir (700H/1301 - 774H/1372) uses his background as a Mufasir (Commentator) on Quran, scholar of Hadith, and historian to give a comprehensive view on the lives of the prophets.
Even though Ibn Kathir's work is the primary source for this series, Imam Anwar has consulted other books on Tafsir and Hadith to provide the English-speaking world with a lively account of the lives of the prophets of Allah.
Volume 1 & 2: From Creation of Adam (as) to Prophet Yunus (as)
- Introduction , Story of creation, The creation of Adam (as)
- Sheeth (AS). Idris (AS). Nuh (AS)
- Saleh (AS). Ibrahim's da'wah to his father. Ibrahim's da'wah to his father (cont) Ibrahim's da'wah to his people. Ibraham and al-Nimrud.
- The hijra of Ibrahim(as). Ibrahim (as) in haran. Ibrahim (as) in Egypt. Ismail (as). Ismail in Mekka. The sacrifice. Building Al-Kabah.
- Lut (as). Shu'aib (as).
- Ishaaq (as). Yaquub (as). Yusuf (as).
- Ayub(as). Yunus(as)
CD 1 Musa(as) and Pharaoh1: Introduction, The Birth of Musa, A Trial For Musa, Musa in Madyan
CD 2 Musa and Pharaoh: Prophethood, The Message to Pharaoh, The Magicians
CD 3 Musa(as) and Pharaoh 3: The Signs, The End of Pharaoh, The Wife of Pharaoh
CD 4 Musa(as) and The Children of Israel: The First Encounter, The Wilderness, The Calf
CD 5 Musa(as) and The Children of Israel: The Calf (cont.), The Cow
CD 6 Musa(as) and The Children of Israel: The Death of Musa, Al-Khader, The Virtues of Musa
CD 7 Yusha(as) and Dawud(as): Yusha, Taloot, Dawud
CD 8 Dawud(cont.) and Sulaiman(as): Dawud(cont.), Sulaiman, The Kingdom of Sheba
CD 9 Sulaiman(cont.): The Kingdom of Sheba(cont.), Magic, The Death of Sulaiman
CD 10 The Family of Imran 1: The Birth of Mariam, Zakaria(as), The Birth of Yahya(as)
CD 11 The Family of Imran 2: Teachings of Yahya, The Birth of Isa(as)
CD 12 The Family of Imran 3: The Table, The Ascension of Isa, Closing Comments