About The Book
The emphasis however in this book is to return the reader to the purpose of these accounts being shared with us by the Almighty. To move the reader away from the 'history' of these Men of God and to the greater lesson to be drawn from them.
To catch a glimpse of the divine plan unfolding and ultimately culminating in the final section of the book. The Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
"Dr. Mostafa Badawi is a scholar of great benefit, whose books address topics often neglected by others. He always has new things to say and his works, if studied well, repay the student abundantly. Arabia is terra incognita for too many people around the world and particularly in the West. Far from being a wasteland, it is a vast ocean of spirituality and its lost history of Prophetic activity is well-explored her. Dr Badawi is like a great explorer unearthing Rosetta Stones of lost knowledge for us. He has done the hard work, and left for us the sheer enjoyment of pursuing the treasures he has unearthed." - Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
"A sweeping narrative of epic proportions told by a master story-teller. Al-Badawi unearths gems from the archives of the Abrahamic traditions, making this contribution to the sira literature not only welcome, but unique. Reading this book is like taking a step back into ancient history with a learned guide holding your hand. Al-Badawi inspires, moves and leaves the reader in awe, as his erudition unearths the deep spiritual insights into the lives of the ancient Prophets of Arabia." - Aftab A. Malik [Amal Press]
About The Author
Dr. Mostafa Badawi was born in Cairo in 1948. He graduated from Cairo University Medical School in 1971 and thereafter completed his postgraduate training in the United Kingdom in 1985. He has been practicing as a consultant psychiatrist since then. Dr. al-Badawi has authored several books in English, including Man and the Universe: An Islamic Perspective, The Prophetic Invocations, and Sufi Sage of Arabia: Biography of Imam al-Haddad.
He has also authored several books in Arabic. In addition, Dr. al-Badawi has translated from the original Arabic into English several of Imam Abdallah ibn Alawi al-Haddad's works, including The Book of Assistance, The Lives of Man, Gifts for the Seeker, Wisdom and Knowledge, Good Manners, and Mutual Reminding. He also translated into English Habib Ahmad al-Haddad's Key to the Garden as well as Shaykh Abd al-Khaliq ash-Shabrawi's Degrees of the Soul.