The Compendium of Knowledge and Wisdom,
*[A4+] Large Paperback - Pages 870,
by Imam Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali,
Translation by Abdassamad Clarke.
Back in Stock January 2021
The Compendium of Knowledge and Wisdom is the translation by Abdassamad Clarke of the masterwork of Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, may Allah be pleased with him
. It is a comprehensive collection of sciences and wisdom in commentary of fifty hadith
(Including the 'Forty' of Imam An Nawawi) from the concise comprehensive speech (Jawami' al-Kalim
) of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace
The author adds another eight hadith to the famous 'Forty' Hadith of Imam an-Nawawi, may Allah be pleased with him
, and gives a much more elaborate commentary on their chains of transmission, on the rulings that they entail and on the spiritual dimensions of the hadith
, their explanations with respect to the verses of the Qur'an and other hadith
, and what the great pious predecessors of Islam have said about them.
'' Every hadith
is considered by the 'ulama
for knowledge of the deen. The topics range from the most
exacting treatments of the affairs of the shari'ah
to luminous expositions of the spiritual sciences of Islam.
''About the Author
: Best known as Ibn Rajab
, his full name and titles are: al-Imam al-Hafiz Abu al-Faraj Zayn al-Din `Abd al-Rahman ibn Ahmad ibn Abd al-Rahman (known as Rajab) ibn al-Hasan ibn Muhammad ibn Abi al-Barakat Mas`ud al-Baghdadi al-Dimashqi al-Hanbali (736-795 AH). Rajab was the nickname of his grandfather Abd al-Rahman, perhaps because he was born in that month.
Among his eminent teachers were:
---Abu al-Fath Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Ibrahim al-Maydumi,
---Muhammad ibn Isma`il al-Khabbaz,
---Ibrahim ibn Dawud al-`Attar,
---Abu al-Haram al-Qalanisi, and,
---Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah.
He was a colleague of the famous hadith
expert al-Hafiz Abu al-Fadl al-`Iraqi. He devoted himself to the subject until he became an expert in all the sciences related to hadith
. He then taught hadith
, and fiqh
according to Hanbali
school, in the Jami` Bani Umayyah and other seats of learning in Damascus. Among his famous students include scholars like Abul-Fadl Ahmad ibn Nasr ibn Ahmad, the mufti of Egypt (d. 844 AH), Abu al-`Abbaas Ahmad ibn Abi Bakr ibn `Ali al-Hanbali (d. 844 AH), Dawud ibn Sulayman al-Mawsili [d. 844 AH].
He was a leading scholar of the Hanbali
His work al-Qawa`id al-kubra fi al-furu`
is clear evidence of his expertise in fiqh
, demonstrating an extreme, even exhaustive knowledge of the intricacies of detailed fiqh
He was known for piety, righteousness. People of all schools were unanimous as to his quality, and the hearts of the people were full of love for him. He wrote: a detailed 20-volume scholarly commentary on the Sunan of al-Trimidhi
; a commentary on part of Sahih
; Dhayl (
Supplement) to Tabaqat al-hanabilah; al-Lata`if fi waza`if al-ayyam, Bayan fadl Ilm al-salaf 'ala al-khalaf
Among his best known and most referred works is Jami` al-ulum wa al-hikam
, the commentary on al-Arba`un
(the forty hadiths
) of al-Nawawi. He added ten hadiths
to the original 40 and commented in detail on all of these fifty hadiths
. This commentary discusses all aspects of the hadiths
, the chain of narrations, the narrators, and the text.
Hafiz Ibn Hajar al-`Asqalani said of him: "He was a great expert in the sciences of hadith
- the historical accounts of narrators, the chains of narration, and meaning of the text."
(Based on: Ibn Hajar al-`Asqalani, al-Durar al-kaminah
, ii. 428, Inba al-ghumr
, i. 460; Ibn al-`Imad, Shadharat al-dhaha
b, vi. 239; `Abd al-Hayy al-Kattani, Fihris al-faharis
, ii. 636-7).
Dimensions : 24.2 x 16.3 x 6cm.