“Revelation” is a game changer for both teachers and students of the prophetic biography. It is a contribution to the library of Islamic Studies in English that will undoubtedly be celebrated by future generations.
Dr. Meraj Mohiuddin has studied the Sirah not only as a faithful Muslim, but as a physician who wanted to know every detail of it. This is a fresh and fascinating approach towards learning and teaching the Sirah of Allah’s last Messenger. The author has given us a new methodology to appreciate the life and message of Prophet Muhammad and also to learn a great deal about the context, environment and people surrounding the Sirah.From this book you would not only learn and love the life of the Prophet Muhammad—peace be upon him—but you will also learn about the many people whose lives were touched and transformed by him. The author has answered many questions that come to a modern reader of the Sirah. This is an excellent book for everyone but especially for our youth at High schools and colleges.We are grateful to the author for his labor of love.
Whether for a scholar of the Prophet’s life or a reader looking into it for the first time, this book is a resource of unprecedented richness and easy access. The work that went into it is tremendous, and the result is stunning in its quality, accuracy and clarity.
Looking over this text was akin to seeing the Internet for the first time. This is something that may change the way the life of the Prophet is understood in the English speaking world.
Many biographies of the Prophet Muhammad (peace upon him) have appeared in recent years. None, however, display the scholarly depth, methodological precision and factual clarity of Meraj Mohiuddin’s [“Revelation”]. Relying on ancient and modern sources, graphs, charts, marginal notes and a moving narration, Mohiuddin rigorously chronicles the life of Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) in a uniquely engaging and informative manner.
“Revelation” by Dr. Meraj Mohiuddin is a truly unique presentation of the life and times of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This book will become an indispensable resource for English speaking Muslims seeking to understand, study, and teach the prophetic biography.
[This] is the first biography of the Prophet that I’ve read that brings it all together—there is something in it for everyone; as an instructor, I use it for teaching, and as a student, I use it for study. It is the most important work on the Prophet’s life I’ve come across in the English language. I’m proud to announce that it is the official biography of the Prophet used by the Ella Collins Institute for training future faith providers in the USA.”
Prophetic biography is one of the most important of our religion’s sciences, and this new addition to the increasingly rich and varied literature now available in the English language is both useful and accurate in its presentation and content. Drawing from several existing works of Sirah, this novel textbook format with copious images, maps, and diagrams will help visually-oriented readers to better grasp certain aspects of the Sirah. Prophetic biographies are especially valuable when taught to Muslims at an early age so they know better the mercy, wisdom, struggle and beauty of our Prophet, peace be upon him. This book should help to that end.
I have been developing and reviewing Islamic curricula for over 15 years and I can say, without a doubt, that with the book “Revelation”, Meraj Mohiuddin has set a new standard for Islamic studies in the English language. The book is not only rich in information, but organized in a way that helps a teacher present the material, a student review it and assists a self-learner who does not have access to a teacher. Mohiuddin’s extensive research and amazing use of the English language brings the stories of the Sirah to life with eloquent imagery to make you feel as though you are there in time watching as the events occur. The book reads in a way that allows the students to “imagine we are sitting in a classroom,” as was encouraged by the author.
Visually stunning and excellently formatted, “Revelation” is definitely a new and creative take on teaching Seerah. With the graphics, side notes, and references, this innovative resource for studying the life of the Prophet (S) provides a template for future Islamic Studies in a way that has not been done in English before.