Scholars say loving Allāh and His Messenger (peace be upon him) is an obligation for all Muslims and is among the highest ranks of gnosis one can attain. However, how can you love someone you do not know?
This collection of 40 aḥādīth has been prepared by the renowned Islamic jurist and lover of the Prophet (peace be upon him), Imām Yūsuf al-Nabahānī to remind, educate, and re-orient Muslims of the eminent rank Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) holds, and of some of the privileges he has been afforded by Almighty Allah. It also highlights the position that we as an ummah hold in Allāh’s Eyes and how we will be honoured on the Day of Judgment.
Translated in English with accompanying Arabic script, this edition also includes:
- Ḥadīth referencing
- Charted-appendix on the 99 names of the Prophet (peace be upon him),
- Charted-appendix on the pure lineage of the Prophet (peace be upon him)
- Article and poem on the blessed sandals of the Prophet (peace be upon him)
Shaykh Dr. Gibril Fouad Haddad is a well-known scholar and religious leader. He is respected for his tireless effort and scholarship in defending and promoting the mainstream way of traditional Sunni Islam; for his erudite, meticulously-researched writings and translations; and his commitment to spread authentic Prophetic teachings, as understood by the great scholars of the Islamic tradition.
In 1960 in Beirut, Lebanon, Shaykh Haddad was born to a Lebanese Catholic Family. He later travelled to the UK and America to continue his education. In 1991, while attending grad school at Columbia University in New York, Allah Most High opened his heart to accept Islam.
It was in this same year that he met his teacher Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani of Cyprus, from whom he took the Naqshbandi tariqah. Shortly thereafter, he met Shaykh Hisham Kabbani, who guided him to begin his path in seeking sacred knowledge.
He went on to studyfor about a decade in Damascus, under many esteemed scholars such as Shaykh Nur Al Din Itr, Shaykh Adib Kallas, Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqubi, Shaykh Abd Al-Hadi Kharsa, Dr Samer Al-Nass and Dr. Muhammad Muti Al-Hafiz.
He is now an accomplished scholar, religious leader, author and Arabic translator and was listed amongst the 500 Most Influential Muslims In The World. He holds ijazas from over 150 scholars across the Muslim world.
Imam Yūsuf al-Nab’hānī, was born in approximately 1849 CE and hailed from a righteous family in Palestine. He first memorized the Qurʾān and learnt its sciences along with ḥadīth literature at the hands of his father. He then furthered his studies at al-Azhar University with the foremost teachers of his time. His knowledge, love and defence of the Prophet (peace be upon him) knew no bounds. The many books he authored are a testimony to this. Later on in life he taught and presided as a judge in Beirut for many years.
After Qāḍī Yūsuf al-Nab’hānī retired from his post, he devoted his time to writing and worshipping. He travelled to al-Madīnah al-Munawwarah and lived in the noble city for a period. Then he returned to Beirut, Lebanon where he passed on to the mercy of Allāh in the beginning of Ramaḍān 1932 CE.
Rashad Jameer was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. In his early twenties, by Allah’s mercy and the companionship of the people of īmān and daʿwah, Allah opened his heart to recommit to Islam. From there, he began his study of the Arabic language, the Holy Qur’an and Islamic Sciences with local scholars in Toronto, and pursued further studies in Arabic and Ḥanafī and Mālikī fiqh in Cairo, Egypt and Hadramout, Yemen.
Author: Shaykh Dr. Gibril Fouad Haddad , Imam Yusuf al-Nab’hani
Translator: Rashad Jameer
Publisher: Bukhari Publications
Year Published: 2015