The Unique Qualities of the Prophet

 The Unique Qualities of the Prophet
and His Community
: New,
' Khasa'is al-Nabi, Wa Ummatihi, '
*[A5] Paperback - 86 pages,
by Shaykh Imam Yusuf al-Nabahani,
Translation & Notes by: Rashad Jameer,
Edited by: Abdul Aziz Suraqah & Idris Watts,
Published by: Wasila Press, Canada.


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Set in English with vocalised Arabic script, this collection of forty ahadith on the Khasa’is or Unique Qualities of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and His Community is compiled by one of the foremost judges, lovers of the Prophet, salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam, and spiritual scholars of the recent-past – Imam Yusuf b. Isma?il al-Nabahani, may Allah be pleased with him.

This selection of the special distinctions exclusively possessed by the Chosen Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, a (al-Mustafa) is gleaned from Imam al-Suy?tis Khasa’is al-Kubra and the ahadith. Recommended for all lovers of Islam, the purpose of this science is to elucidate the supreme rank and magnificent nature of the Best of Creation, salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam.

Including an appendix elucidating the oft-misunderstood concept of seeking an intermediary to Allah (tawassul) through the Story of the Bedouin mentioned in classical exegesis, whose poetry is still displayed on the white pillars that surround the Prophet’s noble resting place (w?jiha shar?fa), and commentaries by Mulla ?Ali al-Q?r? and ?Abd al-Ra’?f al-Mun?w? on the Hadith of the Blind Man which is a testimony for the permissibility of tawassul, this short book is essential reading for the followers of Sayyiduna Muhammad, salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam.


Reviews :

          '' A wonderful short treatise that inflames the reader's heart in the
            remembrance of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings
            be upon him, and brings it back to life. This book also clarifies
            many issues that confuse the Muslims today, preventing them
            from truly appreciating and utilizing the miraculous blessings with
            which God has endowed us by having the Prophet in our lives.' 
                                                 ---Shaykh Idris Watts, Abu Zahra Foundation.

          '' In an age where the ummah has forgotten the merits of the
            Messenger, peace be upon Him, and their own merits, this book
            serves as a great reminder. Brief, yet filled with wisdom and solace.
            I would urge everyone to read it and I ask the Imams of Masajid
            to use this for their post-salah lessons.''---Imam Tahir, Zaytuna College.

          '' The genre of Islamic literature known as khasa'is (unique features
             & qualities) aims to put into practice the saying of Lady ‘A’isha,
             Allah be pleased with her, “The Messenger of Allah, Allah bless
             him & give him peace
, ordered us to put people in their proper
             places.” Recording, learning, and affirming the unique qualities of
             the Prophet Muhammad, and by extension his nation, are some
             of the greatest means of enlivening our faith, as they are loving
             expressions of reverence and acknowledgement of the Prophet’s
             immense favor over us. In this succinct work, Shaykh Yusuf al
             Nabahani presents key prophetic traditions concerning the unique
             features, unrivaled distinctions, and matchless qualities that Allah
             bestowed upon His ultimate expression of mercy and love: our
             Master Muhammad, Allah bless him & give him peace. This
             beautiful work releases wafts of pure Muhammadan Fragrance
             that will surely uplift souls & penetrate hearts with its sweetness.''
                                                                 --- Abdul Aziz Suraqah, Ibriz Media.

The author : Imam Yusuf b. Isma‘il al-Nabahani (1265–1350 AH), hadith scholar, Sufi, jurist, judge, and biographer, was born in Beirut, Lebanon. A prolific author, al-Nabahani left behind a staggering collection of works in hadith, fiqh, theology, and most famously, poetry and prose in praise of our master Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. Al-Nabahani was a paragon of prophetic love (‘ishq) and his works continue to exercise a profound influence on popular Muslim spirituality.

Table of Contents :

---Transliteration Key,
---Publishers Foreword
-----Imam Yusuf al-Nabahani,
------His background,
------His teachers,
------His learning and teaching,
------A selection of his books,
------His death.
---About Wasila Press,

Khasais al-Nabi : The Unique Qualities of the Prophet, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam,

---Imam Yusuf al-Nabahani's Introduction,

---[1]. The Messenger of Allah, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam, was a Prophet before Adam, alayhi salam, was born,
---[2]. The Repentance of Adam, alayhi salam, using the name of the Messenger of Allah,
---[3]. The Torah's description of the Messenger of Allah, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam,
---[4]. Allah chose Isma'il, alayhi salam, from the progeny of Ibrahim, alayhi salam,
---[5]. The Seal of Prophethood (khatam al-nabuwwa),
---[6]. The Jinns' theft of heavenly news being thwarted by the Messenger of Allah,
---[7]. The Night Journey (al-'Isra),
---[8]. Choosing to pray for the people of Ta'if instead of crushing the two mountains upon them,
---[9]. The Messenger of Allah, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam, made du'a to create love for Madina, to bless its economy, and to remove its fever.
---[10]. The Angel Jibril, alayhi salam, with his steed, armed with weapons of war,
---[11]. Combat in the Meccan Sanctuary was only allowed for him,
---[12]. The Messenger of Allah, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam, was taught the eloquent Arabic language of Isma'il, alayhi salam, by Jibril, alayhi salam,
---[13]. The Beloved Prophet wasn't sent as a punisher, but as a Mercy,
---[14]. Allah's oath by his life, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam,
---[15]. His becoming safe from his jinn,
---[16]. Five Prophetic distinctions,
---[17]. Surah al-Fatiha and the end of Surah al-Baqarah,
---[18]. The preference of Juma'a over the Sabbath day and Sunday,
---[19]. The plea of the Prophet for his Umma compared to Ibrahim's and Isa's,
---[20]. The Messenger of Allah having the most followers,
---[21]. The keys to the treasures of the earth,
---[22]. The Prophet possesses the keys to all things except five,
---[23]. Last Verses of Surah al-Baqarah,
---[24]. An angel wanting to meet the Prophet, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam, and the declaration of Allah that he is the most honourable creation,
---[25]. Salah al-'Isha,'
---[26]. Prayer rows (sufuf), greetings, and amin,
---[27]. The Night of Power (Laylat al-Qadr),
---[28]. The phrase inna lilahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un' (istirja),
---[29]. Five destinctions of Ramadan,
---[30]. The Festival of Sacrifice (Id al-Adha),
---[31]. The Pre-dawn meal (suhur),
---[32]. Hastening to break the fast,
---[33]. The fasting of Ashura verses 'Arafa,
---[34]. Allah's not holding the Prophet's Umma responsible for evil passing thoughts,
---[35]. Allah's not holding the Prophet's Umma responsible for mistakes & forgetfulness,
---[36]. Seventy thousand of his Umma to enter Heaven, the Kawthar, and the Hawd,
---[37]. The expiation of the Prophet's Umma being superior to the Children of Israel's expiation,
---[38]. The permissibility of all interactions with one's spouse during menses except intercourse and its being contrary to the practice of the Jews,
---[39]. The monasticism of this Umma is Jihad,
---[40]. The Umma's immunity from destruction by flood, an enemy, and agreeing upon misguidance,
---[41]. One who is afflicted by a plague & is patient then dies shall be rewarded as a martyr,
---[42]. Any Muslim who has four people testify he is good shall enter Paradise.

Concluding Reports (Athar) :
---Prophet Musa, alayhi salam, inquiring about the Umma of the Messenger of Allah,
---Prophet Dawud, alayhi salam, inquiring about the Umma of the Messenger of Allah,

Appendix : Seeking a Means to the Pleasure of Allah (Tawassul),
---The Story of the Bedouin (Tafsir of Surah Nisa, verse 4),
------Ibn Kathir,
------Imam al-Nawawi,
------Imam al-Suyuti,
------Imam al-Qurtubi.
---Commentary of the Hadith of the Blind Man (Uthman b. Hunayf),
------Mulla Ali al-Qari from his Commentary on Mishkat al-Masabih,
------Hafiz al-Munawi from his Commentary Fayd al-Qadir,


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