The importance of this book lies in the fact that in one compact volume a wealth of details has been packed and presented in chronological order, highlighting the many events in his illustrious life and throwing a flood light on many facets of his unique personality solar obscure to public gaze - at least to the English reading public.
This was no ordinary task as the compilation of a life sketch of the Prophet entails great strain owing to the surfeit of source material in Arabic, Urdu etc. And only one with a sense of mission can embark on it and accomplish the task. That the author of this book did ceaseless research in the direction (as borne out by the copious footnotes) and worked almost around the clock for a decade to produce this book speaks volumes about his determination, devotion and dedication. The result is an interesting narrative which is informative, instructive and authoritative.
Mr. M. R. M. Abdur Raheem is a well-known writer in Tamil language and has over 50 titles to his credit. Some of his books have gone into several editions thus establishing his renown for authorship of appealing and purposeful literature.