Biohgraphy of the Prophet (pbuh), his companions and the celebrated personalities of Islam became the main field of the specialization of Darul Musannefin Shibli Academy since its very inception and the enormous literature that it has produced in the area is unparalleled. Besides Sirat un Nabi that remains to be the magnum opus of the Academy, two other very important books on the biography of our Prophet (pbuh) were published from here; Khutbat-i Madras and Rahmat-i Alam which received great acclaim. Both the books were authored by Maulana Saiyid Sulaiman Nadvi, the builder of the Academy. Rahmat-i Alam was written for the children and those who were not highly educated. This was a great challenge for a scholar who was used to write highly scholarly books throughout his life. But he tackled this problem in a very commendable way and produced a book that received unprecedented popularity and acceptance. It was included in the syllabus of schools and madaris and was in great demand so much so that in those days a sum of Rs four thousands was contributed to the building fund of Nadwat ul Ulama from the proceeds of its sale. There was a time when the Academy was in the position of making contributions to other worthy causes.