|About the Book|
Shibli Nomani was an islamic scholar from Indian subcontinent during British Raj. He was born at Bindwal in Azamgarh district of present-day Uttar Pradesh.He is best known for his deeply researched books on Islamic history, including renowned biographies on Islams holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Omar the Great (RA), and other significant muslims.While working on his masterwork, Sirat-Un-Nabi (one of the most highly regarded biographies of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Nomani passed away at the age of 57. While he was only able to complete the first two volumes, his disciple, Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, made use of the ample research materials left behind by Nomani and added his own work to complete the remaining five volumes of the work.In addition to his writing, Nomani was also known for the founding the Shibli National College in 1883 and the Darul Mussanifin in Azamgarh. He further distinguished himself as a poet and versatile scholar in Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Turkish and Urdu.