About The Book
This sixteenth century book of prophetic traditions and reports elucidates the states and stages of the intermediary realm (al-barzakh), also known as life in the grave. Its author, Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti, was Shaykh al-Islam among his contemporaries, a Hadith Master (Hafiz) and a polymath who authored works in virtually every Islamic science.
In this exceptional work of 185 reports, al-Suyuti takes the believer on a journey through some of the glad-tidings and comforting reassurances given to surviving family members—and all Muslims, young and old alike—of the honour and divine care arranged by Allah for a loved one when they pass on from this life into the next. It covers three fundamental stages of the afterlife, namely, death, the grave and the various resting places for souls. A must-have for lovers of the hereafter.
“Imam al-Suyuti’s classical work is full of insights and lessons. I encourage one and all to take benefit from this translation and be inspired.”
– YUSUF BADAT
Mathabah Institute and Islamic Foundation of Toronto
“This is a short but incredibly poignant work that shifts your consciousness into the present, inspiring you to put matters into perspective. Contemplating death is not necessarily meant as a morbid exercise, but rather is an exercise in expanding your awareness about what awaits us beyond this realm. It is a practice, if done regularly and with focus, will help you to assess your direction in life and steers it towards meaning, purpose and vitality. This book is a great means towards that.”
– IDRIS WATTS
Abu Zahra Foundation, England