“MUHADARAT-E-SIRAT” BY MAHMOOD AHMAD GHAZI: A READING
The desire to preserve the historical account of the life (Sirah) of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has led the Muslims to the tradition of Sirah-writing, which developed into the discipline of Sirah, with the passage of time. This tradition has produced rich literature in various languages that portrays the multidimensional aspects of the prophet’s life and contributions to humankind. Keeping this reality in view, this article presents a reading of the book “Muhadarat-e-Sirat” authored by Dr. Mahmood Ahmad Ghazi (1950–2010), which deals with Sirah-sciences (‘Ulum[i]-e-Sirat). The book portrays a thought provoking understanding of the discipline of Sirah; evolution of Sirah-writing; suggests new methods of Sirah-writing within the disciplines of contemporary social sciences.