Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum

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Ar-Raheeq-ul-Makhtum (The Sealed Nectar)
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Biography of Prophet Muhammad
Author Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri
Country India
Language English
Genre Biography
Published 1979 (Darussalam Publishers)
Media type Print (hardcover)
Pages 440 pp (hardcover)
ISBN 1-59144-070-X

Ar-Raheeq-ul-Makhtum (in Arabic/Urdu: الرحيق المختوم; meaning The Sealed Nectar) is a biography of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, written in Arabic and Urdu by Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri. The Arabic version was awarded first prize by the Muslim World League, at the first Islamic Conference on Seerah, following an open competition for a book on the Sirah Rasul Allah (life of Muhammad) in 1979 (1399 AH).[1] The book competed with 170 other manuscripts, 84 in Arabic, 64 in Urdu, 21 in English, one in French and one in Hausa.

The title of the book is derived from the Quranic verse Yusqawna mirraheeq-(in)-makhtum-in[1], meaning "Their drinks will be spiced with sealed nectar". The book takes into account various phases of the life of Muhammad. The book has been undergone extensive supervision from The Quran Publishing and Printing, Riyadh. The revised edition of the book is less than 600 pages. It has been translated into English as The Sealed Nectar.


This books has been translated in various languages. On Australian Islamic Library website, this book can be accessed in English, Urdu, Tamil, Bangali and Sindhi lanaguages.[2]

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