Author: Shaikh Safiur-Rahman Mubarakpuri
Publisher: Darussalam Publishers and Distributors (2008)
Pages: 152 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
This book mentions different aspects of Makkah, and recorded the most important historical events that have direct effect on the establishment and sacredness of Makkah as well as its religious weight.
This book also highlights the sites that are highly important whenever Makkah is mentioned like the black stone, Zamzam Well, and others.
A great part of the book has been dedicated to in speaking about the Holy Ka'bah and Holy Mosque updating the extensions and the improvements, that have taken place from the time of the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) to the Saudi era.
At the end of this book there is as a complete guide about Hajj and its rites.
About the Author: Safiur-Rahman Al-Mubarakpuri:
Born in the middle of year 1942, in Husainabad, a village, one mile far in the north side of Mubarakpur (District Azamgarh), a town famous for home industry in the northern province of India.
In June 1954 he was admitted to Madarsa Ehyaul Uloom, where he pursued studies in Islamic studies and Arabic literature. Two years later he joined Madaras Faid Aam, in the Maunath Bhanjan District Azamgarh for higher education, from where he received his Fadilat degree five years later.
In January 1969, He was appointed as Principal in Madrsa 'Faidul-Uloom' at Seoni. in 1972, He was requested to serve in the Institute 'Madrasa Arabia Dar-ut-Taleem as Principal. After spending two years, He was invited by Jamiah Salafiah Banaras to join as teacher (Ustad).
From 1988 until his death, he worked as a scholar at a research institute known as 'The Centre for the Services of the Prophet's Biography' at the Islamic University of Madinah
He passed away in Riyadh, 2006, after having suffered a stroke in the previous year.
He is popularly known for his award winning work on the Seerah of the Messenger of Allah entitled Ar-Raheeq Al Makhtum The Sealed Nectar-Published by Darussalam and his supervision of the translation and abridgement Tafsir Ibn Kathir ( Full 10 Vol HB Set) -Darussalam . He was known for his defense of the Sunnah and warning against innovations and those who propagate it.