I read the The Sealed Nectar - the most authentic biography of Prophet Muhammad - and now after reading this biography I can only say that writer couldn't do justice with the so much profound personality and many missing key facts and inaccurate accounts of some the aspects of life of Prophet Muhammad.
I would not hesitate to say that it feels that the less has been put into research and more has been added by borrowing form different books. Following are some of the key areas where writer has been flawed:
1. Age of Ayesha at the time of her marriage with Muhammad - which according to correct research was between 16-19 years.
2. The allegation that Badr War was resulted from the intention of Muhammad to rob the Quraish trade convoy led by Abu Sufyan - this is totally baseless.
3. He married with the wife of Zaid Bin Harsa because he was impressed with the beauty of the wife this influenced Zaid to divorce her.
4. The revelation of denouncing Zaid Bin Harsa from the name of Muhammad as his son to pave the way to marry his ex-wife.
There are many other accounts where writer clearly fell short of giving essential details, the Quraish boycott, preaching in Taif and Battle of Hunain is among some of them.
I would highly recommend to read The Sealed Nectar instead of the biography by Martin Lings.
An extremely detailed book of the prophet Muhammed peace be upon him from the time of Ibraham to the death of the prophet. Although I did not appreciate what was said about Bilal being traded for another slave, the reading of this book is extremely good and will take you beyond your one hour education in Sunday school.
Great audio book for English listeners. Life of the Prophet ( saw ) told in eloquent English and Lings is a great story tell of the sacred history of Islam.
Highly recommend. Great historical piece! Learned so much about the Prophet's life. Also, enjoyed the readers tone!!
As a person who knew very little of Muhammad, this book was very informative and gave a spectacular narrative of the prophet's life.
I defiantly enjoyed this book, with its clear writing and wonderful performance. It sheds some good light into the life of Muhammad the prophet. Also gives context of the events that inspired the Quran.