The Light of the Prophet - Zia un Nabi -
Life of Prophet Muhammad,
[A5+] Hardback - 7 Volume Set,
Total 3090 pages,
by Justice Muhammad Karam Shah al-Azhari,
Transl. into English by Muhammad Qayyum Awan,
Published by Ziya al-Quran, Pakistan.
Back in Stock January 2021
This book is the historic work of the late Shaykh Muhammad Karam Shah al-Azhari, rahmatullahi 'alayh, a renowned Islamic scholar and Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. These 7 (seven) volumes of major historical research, are a piece of literature and manifestation of love and reverence the author had in his heart for the Beloved Prophet Muhammad, May Allah bless him and grant him peace.
''The special feature of this biography of the Beloved Prophet, May Allah bless him and grant him peace, is that the author has gathered, after sifting through all the original sources of Islamic history, the fact that reflect real and the most enchanting picture of the Noble Prophet, May Allah bless him and grant him peace, in all aspects of his life. Thus he succeeds in proving that the Beloved Prophet Muhammad, May Allah bless him and grant him peace, was the deliverer of humanity. He, with his cogent reasoning and solid arguments, washes away dusts of suspicion and shadows of doubt the western scholars, by their prejudice, vanity and so-called impartiality, cast over the matchless personality of the Beloved Prophet of God.'' ---Muhammad Qayyum Awan (Translator of Ziya an Nabi).
This biography comprises of 7 volumes.
Volume  includes an analysis of the religious, political, moral and social situation of empires and nations up to that era including discussions on Persia, Greece, Roman Empire, Egypt, India, China and the Arab world. In addition, the ancestry of the Beloved Prophet of Islam, and his mention in previous scriptures is assessed including a discussion on the Gospel of Barnabas.
Volumes ,  & . begin with the biography of the Prophet of Islam, from birth, and the biography ends with his death towards the ending of Volume 4, with a discussion on the succession of Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, may Allah be pleased with him.
Volume  examines the character, personality and traits of the Prophet of Islam, with discussion surrounding his miracles and particulars (Shama’il).
Volumes  and  discuss Orientalism and the non-Muslim scholarship of Islam examining the historical record and development of Orientalism and Western study of Islam, as well as responses to the major criticisms levelled against the Qur’an, the Hadith tradition and the Prophetic life.
Justice Shaykh Pir Muhammad Karam Shah [d.1418] was a famous saint of the Chishtiyya order, a learned theologian, a commentator of the Noble Qur'an, a biographer of the Beloved Prophet, May Allah bless him and grant him peace, a jurist, an educationist and Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He belonged to such ulama and 'saints' who worked for the independence of Pakistan. His teacher of hadith was (Sadr al-Afaazil) Mawlana Shaykh Naeem al-Din Muradabadi al-Ashrafi, and his Murshid; Shaykh al Islam, Khawaja Qamar-ud-Din Sialvi, May Allah be pleased with them, were supporters of the Pakistan movement.
- ---Volume 1 : 375 pages,
- ---Volume 2 : 408 pages,
- ---Volume 3 : 405 pages,
- ---Volume 4 : 540 pages,
- ---Volume 5 : 541 pages,
- ---Volume 6 : 445 pages,
- ---Volume 7 : 376 pages.
More Sirah of the Prophet,
Also see Shama'il works.