Lt. Col. Abdulaziz (Binimad) Al-Ateeqi of Kuwait is the author of Makkah at the Time of Prophet Muḥammad (PBUH): An Illustrated Reference with Maps of Key Homes, Mountains, and Other Landmarks (2020), and the forthcoming five-volume work, Prophet Muḥammad (ﷺ): A Comprehensive and Contextual Biography. He graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Great Britain, in 2001, subsequently taking numerous leadership courses in both the UK and the US. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Media and Communications from the American University of Kuwait, and has spent well over a decade researching early Islamic history and various sciences from an Islamic perspective. His public lectures include his 2019 TEDxKuwaitCity talk titled “Resurrecting Pre-Caliphate Makkah (c. 600 CE).”
In 2020, Binimad founded SirahMaps.com, home to a unique collection of interactive maps, scholarly articles, and other resources dedicated to making early Islamic history, geography, and the sīrah (biography) of Prophet Muḥammad (ﷺ) more accessible to students of knowledge and others around the world.
I am a Muslim author researching history and various sciences from an Islamic perspective. Other than writing, my main hobbies are reading, running, and traveling. I am also a small real estate investor and believe that with the right business ethics and proper use of charity (waqf) strategies, even a small number of people can resolve poverty, illiteracy, and various other social issues.
Over the years, I have founded a number of websites related to my projects and other interests, including SirahMaps.com (described above) and Alateeqi.com, the official website of the Al-Ateeqi family and a scholarly resource documenting several centuries of Al-Ateeqi family history through the publication of rare and important manuscripts relevant to key time periods in the Arab Gulf region and beyond.
My current published books include The Law of Attraction and Islam: A Guide For Positive Change (2017), Quran Math Miracles: An Undeniable Miraculous Code (2018), and my best-seller, Makkah at the Time of Prophet Muḥammad (PBUH): An Illustrated Reference with Maps of Key Homes, Mountains, and Other Landmarks (2020). I am currently also working on various other books as well, including a five-volume work on the Prophet’s life, Prophet Muḥammad (ﷺ): A Comprehensive and Contextual Biography, which I have been actively researching and writing for nearly a decade. I should also be soon publishing a biography of Sheikh Abdulaziz Mohammed Al-Ateeqi, who pioneered modern education in the Arabian Peninsula after the end of the Ottoman Empire.
Other works planned for publication in the near future (inshāʾAllāh) include:
- Makkah at the Time of Prophet Muḥammad (PBUH) (2nd edition, 2021)
- From Quantum Physics to the Flood: Creation in Science and Islam
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