If like me you’re a fan of Dr. Hesham Al-Awadi then this book is for you. This book is also for you if you take a deep interest in early childhood Islamic parenting. Lessons have been taken from the Prophet’s (saw) life to show how exactly we can adopt them into our lives. This seerah book goes beyond the familiar sunnahs we are taught about but wants us to really see why Muhammad (saw) was an exemplary man even before prophethood.
We all know that before the dawn of Islam, the Prophet (saw) was known for his honesty, his sensible and mature nature. His principles. In this book, the author looks at the prophet’s life, his surroundings, his family, almost every aspect of what shaped him to become a man of honour. “Of most interest are not the influencing factors in Muhammad’s (saw) environment; rather, it is how Muhammad (saw) stood out amongst others who lived in the same environment.”
This is definitely a different kind of seerah book. One that parents probably need, it explains in simple language the ways we can build an environment that will help us nurture our children to follow in the footsteps of the beloved Prophet (saw). It’s not an academic book, neither is it filled with spiritual guidance. It is a bit of both and most importantly it is practical. Easy to read and I don’t know how many times in the last few days I’ve said to my husband “this book has been written for me.”