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Sunday, December 3, 2023

Sultan of Hearts: Prophet Muhammad (saws) : Excellent Sirah Book by

Resit Haylamaz, PhD & Fatih Harpci, PhD

Offering a comprehensive narrative of one of the most fascinating life stories of human history, The Sultan of Hearts is an authoritative work on the life of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. The book relies firmly on canonical Hadith collections and Sirah literature, and is rich with references to many contemporary biographical works such as Al-Maktabatu's-Sirah, Al-Maktabatu'l-Alfiyah, and Al-Maktabatu'sh-Shamilah.
The Sultan of Hearts presents the life of the Prophet and the events that unfolded during his mission by contextualizing them with Qur'anic revelations.Analyzing “reasons of revelation” (Asbab al-Nuzul), a method in Tafsir studies, authors portray how every revealed verse of God's word transformed his society and they reconstruct the biography based on this interaction between the scripture and the events. The book lays bare the role of the Qur'an in the education of the large congregation of the Companions, and with it reveals the kind of teaching and drill that the Messenger of Allah exercised in his close circle.
The developments that preceded and followed the statements of the beloved Prophet are reported extensively in order to point to both the educational aspects of the Qur'an and the role of our noble Prophet in transforming people's lives. There are also detailed accounts of the spiritual and psychological states of many individuals from those who believed the Prophet and those who did not.


Haylamaz and Harpci's biography has contributed a highly commendable and laudable work that weaves Islam into the present as a living reality. … [It] is an emotional journey into the Prophet's life, one takes readers beyond the traditional chronological accounts. It is more about the spiritual elements of beauty and justice in Islam over and above strict legalities. ― American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, Vol 33, Winter 2016

About the Authors

Resit Haylamaz, PhD, is an Islamic scholar and public speaker with a specialization in the early years of Islam and the life of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. He is the authorof many biographies of early Muslims, including The Messenger: Prophet Muhammad and His Life of Compassion; Khadija: The First Muslim and the Wife of Prophet Muhammad; Aisha:The Wife, the Companion, the Scholar.
Fatih Harpci, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Religion at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. Dr. Harpcı's research areas include interpretation of the Qur'an, Islamic history, Islamiceschatology, and Christian-Muslim understanding. He has been a frequent presenter in congregations and community groups on Islam as well as on Christian-Muslim relationsand dialogue.
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