Seerat History and Recording of Hazrat Muhammad life includes many incidents.
We know only three years of life of the Holy Prophet Jesus out of the thirty years of his life. Similarly, “Shahnama” provides the details about the life of the preachers of religions in Persia.
Current “Torah” (the religious book of Jews) reflects the life and preaching of Holy Prophet Moses. Someone wrote this book three hundred years after the death of the Prophet Moses.
Hindustan (Indian subcontinent) also did not have a different story to tell. Preachers of religion found their way of survival only in the stories (Myths).
However, there is only one Prophet whose the history has recorded every ac t including way of talk, sit, walk, communication, anger, smile and drink etc.
Seerat is different from autobiography. In the beginning, experts of Hadith and Ilm e Rijaal took in the sense of mere stories of warfare in which the Holy Prophet took part.
This is the reason the book of the Ibn e Ishaaq also stands in the list of Seerat.
So far as “Fiqah” reflects its meaning, a book that tells about the incidents in the battlefield and sayings about JIHAD. Many of the books of Fiqah include a chapter of Iljihad wal Seer.
Most of the people have a wrong notion that the Arabs did not know how to read and write. And they had most of the history based on oral traditions passed from one generation to another generation.
Arabs used to read and write from ancient times, although only few people did. The Arabs used to communicate, read and write in Hameeri and Naabti scripts from time unknown.
Europe has provided many of the epitaphs of both the scripts during excavation.
Arabic script found its way in the life of the people of Arabs sometime before Islam.
Ibn al Nadeem derived from the Kalbi a tradition. He said, “These were the people who invented Arabic Script. Abu Jaad, Hawaz, Hutti, Kalmon, Saafaz, Qureeshaat. These are the letters which we write today as ‘Haroof e Abjad’”.
Kaab says, “The Holy Prophet and first man on earth (Adam) invented these names.”
In the library of Mamoon ul Rasheed, Ibn al Nadeem, found a writing which the grandfather of the Holy Prophet Muhammad wrote about a debt to somebody.
This writing was in Arabic language.
Alama Blaazri told, “Only seventeen people in Macca knew how to read and write, When the Holy Prophet Muhammad announced his prophethood. Hazat Umar, Hazrat Ali, Hazrat Usman, Hazrat Abu Abaidah, Hazrat Talha, Hazrat Zaid, Hazrat Abu Hanifa, Hazrat Abu Sufian and Bint e Abullah were among those names.”
Some of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad used to write what the prophet during his life time. These companions did this with the permission of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
(Sahih Bukhari Ch Knowledge)
Hazrat Abu Huraira said, “No one else had preserved more Hadiths (Traditions) than me. Except Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar who used to write what the Holy Prophet Muhammad said. And I did not do it.”
Holy Prophet once ordered to write names of the people who had embraced Islam. So, names of the 1500 (fifteen Hundred companions) became part of the register.
He also recorded his speeches on demand for the people. Therefore, all these became sources for the Seerat of the Holy Prophet autobiography.