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Bidayat as-Sul Fi Tafdil ar-Rasul

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
Bidayat as-Sul Fi Tafdil ar-Rasul

Bidayat as-Sul Fi Tafdil ar-Rasul

The Beginning Of The Quest Of The High Esteem Of The Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace)

Bidayat as-sul fi Tafdil ar-Rasul (The Beginning of the Quest for the High Esteem of the Messenger) is a concise work summarising succinctly forty distinctive virtues and characteristics of the Messenger of Allâh (Allah bless him and give him peace)

Translated by Aisha Bewley.

The Author Imam ‘Izz ibn ‘Abd al-Salam, nicknamed the Sultan of Scholars, produced a number of brilliant works in Shafi’i jurisprudence, Qur’anic exegesis, methodological fundamentals of Sacred Law, formal legal opinion, government, and Sufism, and a masterpiece on Islamic legal principles, Qawa’id al-ahkam fi masalih al-anam [The Bases of Legal Rulings in the Interests of Mankind].

# Cover: Paperback
# Author: Imam ‘Izz ibn ‘Abd al-Salam
# Publisher: Turath Publishing
# Pages: 52

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Al-Wasiyya of Imam Ibn Qudama al-Maqdisi

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
Al-Wasiyya of Imam Ibn Qudama al-Maqdisi

Al-Wasiyya of Imam Ibn Qudama al-Maqdisi

Al-Wasiyya – The Advise Of The Esteemed Scholar Muwaffaq ad-Din Ibn Qudama al-Maqdisi

This book is a distillation of the wisdom gained after years of study of sacred texts from the Islamic tradition. The author, Muwaffaq ad-Din al-Maqdisi, is one of the foremost scholars in the Hanbali school, and this concise and inspiring work sums up the realities of this world and the next, gathered in kernels of advice to his fellow believers.

Biography of Imam Ibn Qudama

Ibn Qudama is Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Qudama, Abu Muhammad Muwaffaq al-Din al-Jama’ili al-Maqdisi, born in Jama’il, Palestine, in 541/1146. A Hanbali scholar and Imam, he was educated in Damascus, and was the author of the nine-volume Al-Mughni [The enricher] in Hanbali jurisprudence as well as other works in fundamentals of Sacred Law, tenets of faith, geneology, biography, and Qur’anic exegesis. He travelled to Baghdad in 561 AH and lived there four years before returning to Damascus, where he died in 620/1223.

Translated by Aisha Bewley.

# Cover: Paperback
# Author: Muwaffaq ad-Din Ibn Qudama al-Maqdisi
# Publisher: Turath Publishing
# Pages: 72

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Al-Arba’in of Shah Wali Allah ad-Dihlawi

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
Al-Arbain of Shah Wali Allah ad-Dihlawi

Al-Arba'in of Shah Wali Allah ad-Dihlawi

Collections Of Forty Hadiths – Collection One by Shah Wali Allah ad-Dihlawi.

In this collection, the great eighteenth century Hadith master, Shah Wali Allah, transmits forty hadith that he heard directly from his teacher, Sheikh Abu Tahir al-Madani, with an uninterrupted chain of transmission through Imam al-Husayn (may Allah be pleased with him).

About the author

Shah Wali allah was born in northern India in 1703 in a learned family descended from the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him). as a young man, he studied the major hadith collections with his father, and then traveled to the Hijaz where he continued his studies with various eminent teachers, including Shaykh Abu Tahir al-Kurdi al-Madani through whom he transmits the hadiths in this collection. Shah Wali Allah composed some fifty works in total, including the Hujjat Allah al-Baligha (The Conclusive Argument from God), which is considered his prime achievement, and an early Persian translation of the Qur’an, as well as a number of works treating Islamic legal methodologies and Sufi metaphysics.

Translated by Safaruk Zaman Chowdhury

Commentary by Shaykh Nemat Ullah A’zami and Marcia Hermanson

# Cover: Paperback
# Author: Shah Wali Allah ad-Dihlawi
# Publisher: Turath Publishing
# Pages: 48

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