Great historical personalities are inevitably popular subjects for biography and a cursory glance at a list of the biographies composed about the Prophet Muhammad, will confirm him, by universal consensus, as the most perfect example of mankind in every aspect : the Trustworthy Messenger to whom Allah entrusted His final Revelation and the model Muslims are commanded to follow and obey. While other biographical literature varies widely in terms of authorship, authenticity, length, breadth of detail and historical, cultural and religious perspective, this work attempts to assimilate the most beneficial aspects of all these features. At once concise and comprehensive, it relies heavily on rigorously authenticated (sahih) and fully referenced sources. Its Arabic edition has consequently achieved the deserved status of an indispensable manual for both the adept and budding student of knowledge. Imam Abu'l Fath Muhammad ibn Muhammad, better known as Ibn Sayyid an-Nas (671 - 734 / 1273 - 1334) was a renowned Egyptian hadith expert and man of letters. He devoted his life to the earnest pursuit of sacred knowledge, excelling in many disciplines associated with hadith literature and the Arabic language. He authored numerous books, the most famous of which is 'Uyun al-Athar fi Funun al-Maghazi wa'sh-Shamail, a comprehensive work of biography (sirah) on the Prophet Muhammad, ﷺ, of which this book is a concise edited version.