The Luminous Moons ("al-Aqmar al-Nuraniyya" ),
'The Prophetic Biography.' : New,
English & Arabic.
*[-A5] Hardback - 172 pages,
by Shaykh Salih al-Ja'fari
Transl./Editing by Mohammed Shamsudoha,
& by Ahmad Muhammad,
Published by Imam Ghazali Institute.
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'The Luminous Moons : The Prophetic Biography' as told by the Light of the Azhar; Shaykh Salih al-Jafari, may Allah have mercy upon his soul. Shaykh Salih always used speak about the Prophet's life, may Allah bless him & grant him peace, and then wrote his biography in a summarised form for people of all levels, titled: "Al-Sira al-Nabawiyya al-Muhammadiyya - Al-Mawlid al-Jafari" [The Prophetic Muhammadan Biography - the Jafari Mawlid] which is known as "al-Aqmar al-Nuraniyya" [The Luminous Moons].
This masterful, transformative work of Seerah is now available for the first time in the English language. In the tradition of classical Seerah literature, this text contains a mixture of biographical facts, discussion of metaphysical realities, extracts from Qur’an and Hadith, as well as poetry, drawing both from great poets of the past and the compositions of the author.
*** Perfectly bound in Hardback,
*** High Quality print on Cream Paper,
*** English translation with facing Arabic text,
*** Makes a perfect gift.
Perhaps the most striking aspect of this text is the level of reverence for the subject matter. Beyond simply transmitting the facts of the life of the Messenger, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, this text conveys a true sense of the honour with which his Ummah has traditionally regarded everything related to him. The reader cannot help but be affected, changed, even transformed.
This edition contains the vowelled Arabic text and English translation on facing pages. It is often read in gatherings, to honour and celebrate the life of the Messenger, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and to nourish the hearts of those who read and listen to it, and to serve as a reminder of his blessed status as the Best of Allah’s Creation, salla Allahu ta'a'a 'alayhi wa Sallam.
Shaykh Salih al-Jafari, may Allah have mercy upon him, was one of the most famous scholars of the Azhar, the Muslim world's premier institution of religious learning and its most authoritative voice, in the 20th Century. He was also the Imam of its mosque and a famous teacher and spiritual guide. He authored many works on Islamic jurisprudence and spirituality. He was born in 1910 in the Sudan; he arrived in Cairo at the age of twenty to study at al-Azhar, where he obtained the highest degree at the time - the Alimiyya.
Shaykh Salih taught in al-Azhar Mosque and in 1953 earned a PhD from the faculty of Shari a. He became the imam of al-Azhar Mosque and was known for his Friday lessons, which were popular and well-attended. he wa the founder of the Sufi order, al-Jafariyya al-Ahmadiyya al-Muhammadiyya, which is active in education and social work and has followers around the world. Shaykh al-Jafari wrote approximately fifteen works on various Islamic sciences, edited many others, and compased twelve volumes of petry. He died in Cairo in 1979.
Other works of Shaykh Salih al-Jafari.
*Dimensions : 18.6 x 14.8cm.