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The Sealed Nectar

Biography of Prophet Muhammad
Narrated by: Bilal Abdul Kareem
Length: 23 hrs and 29 mins
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A complete authoritative book on the life of Prophet Muhammad PBUH by Sheikh Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarkpuri. The Sealed Nector was honoured by the World Muslim League as first prize winner book. Whoever wants to know the whole life style of the Prophet in detail must listen to this audio-book.

Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him, are severe against the disbelievers, and merciful among themselves. You see them bowing and falling down prostrate (in prayer), seeking bounty from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. The mark of them (i.e. of their Faith) is on their faces (fore heads) from the traces of prostration (during prayers). This is their description in the Taurah (Torah). But their description in the Injeel (Gospel) is like a (sown) seed which sends forth its shoot, then makes it strong, and becomes thick and it stands straight on its stem, delighting the sowers, that He may enrage the disbelievers with them. Allah has promised those among them who believe and do righteous good deeds, forgiveness and a mighty reward (Paradise). (Al-Fath: 29)

The Prophet Muhammad (S) said: "The example of guidance and knowledge with which Allah has sent me is like abundant rain falling on the earth. Some of which was fertile soil that absorbed rain-water and brought forth vegetation and grass in abundance. (And) another portion of it was hard and held the rain-water and Allah benefited the people with it and they utilized it for drinking (making their animals drink from it) and to irrigate the land for cultivation. (And) a portion of it was barren which could neither hold the water nor bring forth vegetation (then that land gave no benefits). The first is the example of the person who comprehends Allah's Religion (Islam) and gets benefit (from the knowledge) which Allah (Azawajal) has revealed through me (the Prophet) and learns and then teaches it to others. The (last example is that of a) person who does not care for it and does not take Allah's Guidance revealed through me (he is like that barren land)." (Al-Mukarramah)

©2002 Darussalam lnternational Publication Limited (P)2016 Waseem Walid Hassoneh

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great book for knowing the prophets biography

Great book but needed better delivery. Also had some voice problem in the middle. Recommended for the content

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terrible echoing

cannot listen to it as for some reason someone decided to add and echo to the voice. it is horrendous

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Great book Recommended for Muslims.

The clips of audio were slowed down in a few parts which was a nightmare to deal with but apart from that the book was good.
Brother Bilal has done a very good job Masha'Allah May Allah bless him.

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Horrible audio quality

The reason people buy audiobook to have a pleasant listening experience but so far I didn’t find any satisfaction at all why should I spend £25 and have a terrible audio quality.

The narrator had a strong American accent which I think international audiences would find more difficulty to understand.

Lots of echo in the background which I found particularly distracting.


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an inspiring story but disappointing performance

the book itself is very interesting and is well written. unfortunately the recording although clear is difficult to listen to. having a deliberate echo and the narrator sounds like he's standing on a stagerather than reading the book. it makes it difficult to listen to as it is irritating.

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The sealed nectar

Overall good understanding of the noble prophet (saw) and the beginning of Islam would recommend it but towards the end of the audio about 20 min is a error in the sound quality so that part is missing in the second part of the audio. Otherwise it’s ok.

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Terrible echoing but improves as you listen.

There is a terrible echo, if you can bear to listen to it for two hours then eventually you get accustomed to it and it sounds less prominent. Thereafter, you can fully appreciate this fantastic book which gives a very detailed account of the life of Prophet Muhammad PBUH. I would recommend reading/listening to Tariq Ramadan’s ‘In the Footsteps of the Prophet’. It is less detailed but gives better spiritual guidance, ideas and perspective you would not have thought of.

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Awe-inspiring

I love it overall. The narrator was audible and fluent as well.
The highlight of the book for me is at the battle of Uhud where the muslims lost men and ground because of the disobedience of the archers to the prophet's orders. However, my favourite part is the phase 3 of the life of the prophet, the conquest of Mecca and the dying days of the prophet - Emotional, Spiritual, Absolute leadership and evident sainthood!
I will have to do w 2nd listen In Sha Allah!

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Brilliant audiobook

Very easy to follow and understand. Well read. Superb. Must have. You will learn alot about Islam and our final prophet.

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Fantastic effort. Always wanted to read this book!

Does anyone know the name of the quran reciter they use in this book I love it so much and want to download it?

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  • eric
  • 17-04-18

Audio Damaged

What did you like best about The Sealed Nectar? What did you like least?

The book is great, and the narrator is terrific, but there are several parts where the recording is damaged. It is inexcusable that a great book and reading performance are WASTED by unprofessional audio editing. The audio must be re-edited or the book should be removed from Audible.

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  • TAMIM SAIDI
  • 16-04-18

Disappointed

Very bad audio
Very poor translation
Too directly/ literally translated
Hard to connect with modern listeners
Just not produced for 21st Century American / western audiences
Bad echo
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Overall poorly done & disappointing
Sorry to give such a poor review for such an important topic. :-(

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  • John Kenmore
  • 07-06-19

Narration is terrible.

The narration is is almost unbearable. The narrator sounds like a circus announcement. I want to ask him why he cannot just read the book normally but instead he reads with great emphasis on every other word and it sounds terrible. I think it should be redone.

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  • Alexis Murshed
  • 01-06-18

Very Concise and Accurate

I have been studying Islam and specifically Prophet Muhammad (SAW) for a while now and I must say this is my favorite book which I also own in print and electronic versions as well. I loved listening to the book however, there are sections throughout the book that is defective as it slows and the voice of the narrator becomes demonic like and I had to skip those sections (hence my 2 stars for performance) but since I have the print version I can refer to my books. The book is a very detailed account of the Prophet's (SAW) life and gives an in-depth account of the rise of Islam. I recommend it for everyone but this is a book all Muslims must read.

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  • Andra
  • 13-08-17

Abdul1958

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The story is great, but the narration is horrible.

What other book might you compare The Sealed Nectar to and why?

Muhammad according to early source, it has a much better narration.

What didn’t you like about Bilal Abdul Kareem’s performance?

Narration just sounded like a person reading a book, and without any character.

Could you see The Sealed Nectar being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No

Any additional comments?

No further comments.

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  • Waleed Asad
  • 19-02-17

Great

Where does The Sealed Nectar rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is top 5

What did you like best about this story?

It was well told, and organized. The audio was good.

Which character – as performed by Bilal Abdul Kareem – was your favorite?

I don't know.

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  • Alagie Sait Manneh
  • 08-01-20

Mash’allah Great book

Mash’allah it gives a very insightful biography of our Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Recommended for anyone interested in learning the biography of our Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

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  • Syed naqui hasan syed ziaul hasan
  • 03-03-19

Precise and to the point

collection of various historical counts and narrations would be even greater if included shia standpoint of history

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  • Hamett Nawabi
  • 28-10-18

Falsehood

This is not an accurate description of the Prophet nor his companions. This is complete falsehood. The author is trying to give a bad name to the Prophet (pbu). It does not even deserve the one star. Do not read it and do not buy it.