When the Moon Split, is a very noble and exalted subject by which Muslims learn about the rise of Islam, and how the Prophet Muhammad (S) was chosen by Allah to receive the divine revelation. You also learn about the hardships the Prophet and his Companions faced, and how they eventually succeeded with Allah’s help. So, it is necessary to study the Prophet’s life and follow it in all manners. A biography of Prophet Muhammad, When the Moon Split’, is based on Arabic sources and was
originally written in Urdu. The translators were thus confronted
with an arduous task of working with three different languages
involving different narrative techniques. Rendering ‘When the Moon Splits’ into English entailed more than a simple translation of the text. It required the adaptation of
a text with its unique cultural framework to the standard narrative
conventions of another culture.
However, At the same time, the translators
were required to adhere to the outline of standard Arabic
biographies of the Prophet Limited by the narrative boundaries that define such
biographies, our modest goal was to produce a text accessible to
those who are somewhat familiar with the life of the Prophet. Nevertheless, many readers may find certain concepts, terms or
even certain events difficult to comprehend. We recommend
using a good reference book on Islam or Islamic history to clarify
passages that appear obscure.
Those who have read other biographies of the Prophet
may find ‘When the Moon Split’ unique in that it is a straightforward
account of the Prophet’s life, based on what Muslim scholars and
historians regard as the most accurate and reliable sources. No attempt has been made to “modernize” the Prophet by emphasizing certain of his qualities that are currently fashionable, nor by omitting or justifying anything that would be considered politically incorrect” by some contemporary readers.
Unfortunately, many Muslims have written about the
Prophet’s life in English as apologists, hoping to appeal to a
somewhat sceptical audience. Download bellow