Miracles of the Prophet Muhammad, New,
may Allah bless him & Grant him peace,
'Gems from 'The Shifa"
[A5] Paperback - 153 pages,
by Qadi 'Iyad b. Musa al-Yahsubi [d.544h],
English Transl. by Jody McIntyre,
Published by I.G.I. USA.
Now in Stock October 2022
Studying the miracles of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, helps those who have responded to his call and believed in his Prophethood to reinforce their love for him, to renew their efforts to perform righteous actions, and to increase in faith (iman). This is why Qadi Iyad devoted a section of his celebrated work, al-Shifa’, to the discussion of Prophetic miracles. The IGI team chose to publish this section so that it might be easily available for study and review, which will serve both the busy student and the working professional on the go.
Kitab Ash-shifa bi tarif huquq al-Mustafa, directly translated as, ‘The Remedy (or Cure) Through Recognising the Rights of the Chosen One’, is one of the most celebrated works in the genre of Shama’il. It stands uniquely amongst the works of Qadi Iyad as his most celebrated effort with many surviving manuscripts and commentaries found throughout the Islamic world. Shama’il is a genre of works that deals with the life, characteristics, and descriptions of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and his station.
Al-Shifa, as it is called for short, stands alone as perhaps the most thorough work in this genre, dealing with both the descriptions of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, his station and his perfections, and with the rulings pertaining to one’s belief and treatment of him. It is exhaustive in its treatment of the subject, expounding on topics that range from Allah’s praise of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and his status and station before Him, to the obligation of loving him and what that entails. In short, the uniqueness of this work can be attributed to its holistic coverage of the Messenger.
From the text:
“The reader should know that we did not compile this book for the one who denies the status of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, nor the one who wants to find doubts in the miracles he performed….Our intention in this chapter is to document the greatest miracles and signs, both of which indicate the greatness of the abilities that Allah has bestowed upon the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. We have presented those miracles that have been meticulously studied and possess the most authentic chains of transmission. And most of what has been transmitted is undisputedly authentic, or almost so, to which we have added some of the narrations found in the well-known books of reputable scholars.
“If an equitable person reflects on what we have presented, from the beauty of his effect on people, the praiseworthiness of his life, the ingenuity of his knowledge, his ability to act with wisdom and understanding, the completeness of his speech and all his traits, whilst being a witness to the circumstances he lived in and the benefit in what he said, they would neither doubt the veracity of his Prophethood nor the truth of his call. And these characteristics alone are sufficient for a person to embrace Islam and to believe in the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.”
About the Author :
He is Abu'l-Qadl Iyad ibn Musa ibn Iyad al-Yahsubi, Qadi of Ceuta during the time of the Murabitun. He travelled to Andalus to study and in Cordoba he learnt from such luminaries as Ibn Rushd, the grandfather of the Qadi and philosopher of the same name. Iyad was already accepted in scholarly circles when he was eighteen and was appointed qadi (judge) when he was 35 becoming first the qadi of Ceuta in 515 AH/ 1121 CE and later Granada in Spain in 531 AH/ 1136 CE. He was exemplary in his knowledge of the sciences of hadith from which ocean he drew his astonishing work ash-Shifa. He also wrote the Foundations of Islam on fiqh, and Tartib al-Madarik on the luminaries of the school of Madina. He opposed Ibn Tumart's claim to be the Mahdi and was exiled to Marrakech where he was murdered.
Dimensions : 21.8 x 14.2cm.