The Book is the English translation of Sirat-un-Nabi originally written in Urdu by the late 'Allama Shibli Nu'mani'.
None can deny that the life-history of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessing of Allah be upon him) is an imperative need not only for the Muslims but for humanity at large. It is a necessity, not only religious or Islamic, but also literary, moral and cultural. In short, it is a necessity that meets our interests both in this world and in the Hereafter.
This valuable work on the life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) hardly stands in need of any introduction. Allama Shibli has indeed earned great fame for this work. This biography was written in Urdu and a great need was being felt for rendering it into English. The translation is a very successful attempt. It is not only correct but couched in good English.