Proofs of Prophethood
Abdel Haleem Mahmood
What proof do we have that Muhammad s.a.w was a true Prophet, a bearer of a Divine Message? This is one of the most important things for every Muslim to know, both for their own benefit and in order to help them to explain Islam to non-Muslims.
Every sound book that has been written about the Prophet s.a.w provides solid evidence of his Prophethood, since they illustrate the life and character of a perfect personality - a life which no liar, impostor or ignoble man could possibly have led. The author has consulted the authentic classical sources on Sira (biography) and Hadith (Tradition), and quotes extensively from them and from secondary literature including the writings of orientalists scholars. He discusses at length the life of the Final Messenger, his miracles, and the methods of establishing the truth of his Prophetic stature.
The author of this book, the Egyptian scholar Shaykh Abdel Haleem Mahmoud, was Rector of al-Azhar University, Cairo, the oldest seat of learning in the Muslim world.
1: A Sketch of the Messenger of Allah
2: The Proofs of Prophethood in his lineage
3: The Proofs of Prophethood in the character of the Prophet
4: The Message: its causes and motives, goals and aims
5: The Pledge of Allegiance
6: The Hijra
8: Other Miracles
9: Indications of Prophethood in the Miracle of the Ascent and Night Journey
10: Methods of Proving Prophethood
11: Situations and Events
12: The Positions of Some Western Scholars
13: Muhammad: a man and a Messenger