Muhammad - Messenger of Allah -
'' As Shifa of Qadi Iyad ''
*[-A4] Paperback - 512 pages,
by Qadi 'Iyad Ibn Musa al-Yahsubi,
Translated by Aisha Bewley,
Published by Madinah Press.
Imam Abu'l-Fadl 'Iyad ibn Musa ibn 'Iyad al-Yahsubi [d.544H - 1149CE] 'alayhi al-rahmah wa'l-ridwan.
Qadi Iyad, Imam and Hafidh was a Faqih (jurist) and Qadi (judge) in the Maliki Madhhab (Islamic school of jurisprudence). He was born near Gibraltar in 1083CE. He was the author of many Islamic works in the various areas but is known for his book 'Ash-Shifa bi ta'rif huquq al-Mustafa' (Healing by the recognition of the Rights of the Chosen one) - often called simply 'Ash-Shifa'.
It is perhaps the most frequently used and commented upon handbook in which the Beloved Messenger of Allah, Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam's, life, his qualities and his miracles are described in every detail.
This work was so highly admired throughout the Muslim world that it soon acquired a sanctity of its own for it is said:
"If Ash-Shifa is found in a house, this house will not suffer any harm...
when a sick person reads it or it is recited to him, Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala,
will restore his health."
Table of Contents:
Part One : Allah's Great Estimation of the Worth of His Prophet expressed in both Word and Action :
---Chapter [I] Allah's Praise of him and His Great Esteem for him,
---Chapter [II] Allah's perfecting his Good Qualities of Character & Constitution, and giving him all the Virtues of the Deen and this World,
---Chapter [III] On the Sound & Well-Known Traditions related about the Immense Value placed on him by His Lord, His Exalted Position and His Nobility in this World and the Next,
---Chapter [IV] On the Miracles which Allah manifested at the Prophet's Hands and the Special Properties and Marks of Honour (Karamat) with which he honoured him.
Part Two : Concerning the Rights which people owe the Prophet, may Allah bless him & grant him peace, :
---Chapter [I] The Obligation to Believe in him, Obey him, and Follow his Sunna,
---Chapter [II] On the necessity of Loving the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace,
---Chapter [III] Exalting him and the Necessity to Respect and Honour him,
---Chapter [IV] The Prayer on the Prophet and asking Peace for him, and the Obligation of doing it, and It's Excellence.
Part Three : On what is necessary for the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant peace, and what is impossible for him, and what is forbidden for him and what is valid in those human matters which can be ascribed for him :
''This part is the secret of the book and it's core of the fruit. What comes before it lays the foundation and provides the proofs for the clear anecdotes we will relate in it. It governs what follows it and accomplishes the goal of this book. When its promise is put to the test and its duty fulfilled, the breast of the accursed enemy will be constricted and the heart of the believer will shine with certainty and its lights will fill his breast. The man of intellect will then value the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant peace, as he should be valued ''.
---Chapter [I] Concerning matters of the Deen and the Prophet's, upon them be peace, being Protected from Imperfection,
---Chapter [II] The States of the Prophet in Respect of this World and what non-essential human qualities he could have.
Part Four : The Judgements Concerning those who think the Prophet, imperfect or curse him, may Allah bless him & grant peace, :
---Chapter [I] Clarification about cursing the Prophet or saying that he is imperfect by allusion or clear statement,
---Chapter [II] The Judgement against someone who curses the Prophet, reviles him, disparages him or harms him, and how someone who does this should be punished; about calling on him to repent and the status of his inheritance,
---Chapter [III] Concerning the Judgement on anyone who curses Allah Almighty, His Angels, His Prophet's, His Books, and the Family of the Prophet and His Companions,
---Glossary of Arabic words,
---Glossary of Hadith Collections referred to in the text,
---Glossary of People mentioned in the Text,
---Synopsis of Section Contents,
---Biographical Note on the Author of the Shifa'
*Dimensions : 24.7 x 18.5 x 3cm.