This new work is the first ever English translation of the classical text Ghabtat al-Nadhir by Shaykh al Islam Hafiz ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, may Allah be pleased with him.
Ghabtatul Nadhir fi Tarjumatil Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir is a concise work about the characteristics as well as the achievements of al-Ghawth al-Adham : Sayyadina al-Shaykh ‘Abd Al-Qadir al-Jilani, may Allah Almighty sanctify his secret, written by the great Hadith scholar Imam Ibn Hajr al-‘Asqalani.
Table of Contents :
—Introduction to Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani.
—On his Birth, his family members and his description,
—Description of al-Shaykh Abd al-Qadir, may Allah be pleased with him,
—On his protected upbringing,
—His engagement in Islamic disciplines,
—His treading of the path of asceticism,
—On his extensive knowledge,
—Extracts from Bahjat al-Asrar,
—Exclusive reports from Shaykh al-Shattanawfi ; ”My foot is on the neck of every single friend of Allah,”
—His teachers in jurisprudence and the spiritual disciplines,
—On his states when he began admonishing, teaching and issuing religious decrees,
—On peoples praise of him,
—On his saintly miracles and breaking of ordinary norms,
—A sample of his utterances
—On his death.
Translator: Mokrane Guezzou