The Greatest Imam : New,
'Abu Hanifah al-Nu'man'
[A5] Hardback - 253 pages,
Al-Khayrat al-Hisan by Imam ibn Hajar al-Haytami al-Makki [d.974h],
Transl. & Notes by M. Nizam Ashraf,
Edited by Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain al-Azhari,
Published by Nizami Publications.
Back in Stock September 2023
The Greatest Imam, Abu Hanifah al-Nu'man, may Allah be pleased with him, is the English translation of the work Al-Khayrat al-Hisan fi Manaqib al-Imam al-A-dham Abi Hanifah al-Nu'man by the renowned scholar of his time Shaykh al-Islam Imam ibn Hajar al-Haytami al-Shafi'i, may Allah be pleased with him.
The book before you encapsulates the life of Imam Abu Hanifah, may Allah be pleased with him, his invaluable services to the religion, his virtues, as well as the testimonials of some of the greatest names of the Islamic tradition in succinct expression. The author has also comprehensively responded to any objections raised regarding the great Imam and his methodology in fiqh. This comprehensive account will allow the reader to gain a deeper insight into the authoritative scholarship, encounters with Companions, incredible intellect, exceptional decorum and character of a man who, unquestionably, remains a guide for millions across the world.
For the benefit of the reader, a simple transliteration of Arabic words and footnotes have been provided. At times the editor's have moved some excerpts of the orginal text to a footnote for ease of flow.
"This work is a wonderful tribute to Imam Abu Hanifah's piety, intellectual prowess and exalted wisdom. This detailed work offers an excellent overview of all aspects of Imam Abu Hanifah's life - social, academical, spiritual, professional and much more." ---Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain al-Azhari.
About the Author :
He is Shibab al-Din Abu al-'Abbas Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn 'Ali ibn Hajar al-Haytami al-Makki al-Ansari, may Allah be pleased with him, popularly known as Ibn Hajar al-Haytami al-Makki, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu.
Ibn Hajar was a famous Muhaddith and theologian of Islam. As well as being a master of hadith, the shaykh was revered as an authority in Islamic Jurisprudence [fiqh] and well known as a prolific writer of the Shafi'i school. With al-Imam Ahmad al-Ramli, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi, he represents the foremost resource for fatawa (legal opinion) for the entire late Shafi'i school. After a lifetime of outstanding scholarship, Imam ibn Hajar passed away & was laid to rest in Makkah in 974 H.
About the Translator :
He is Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nizam Ashraf al-Ashrafi from Bolton, United Kingdom. He is the grandson of the polymath, Sadr ul Ulama Hadrat Allamah Sayyid Ghulam Jilani, rahmatullahi 'alayhi. Mawlana Nizam studied the Islamic Sciences in the UK, as well as in India for several years. His teachers include Shaykh Mufti Ayub al-Ashrafi, Shaykh Mufti Qamar Alam al-Ashrafi, Shaykh Anwar Ahmad al-Baghdadi amongst others.
He is currently serving as the Head Imam at Masjid al-Ghosia (Bolton), while also teaching the advanced studies class at the madrasah. Furthermore he is a lecturer at Greengate Islamic College.
Table of Contents :
---Words of Du'a from Fadilat al-Shaykh: Mufti Sayyid Madani al-Ashrafi al-Jilani,
---Words of encouragement from Fadilat al-Shaykh, Allamah Sayyid Mahmood al-Ashrafi al-Jilani,
---Scans of manuscripts,
---Biography of Imam ibn Hajar al-Haytami al-Shafi'i,
---The First Preface,
-------Imam al-Ghazali and his mention of Imam Abu Hanifah,
---The Second Preface,
---The Third Preface,
-------The narrations containing glad-tidings of Imam Abu Hanifah.
---The compelling reasons for compiling this book,
---His Physical Description,
---The Companions he was a Contemporary to,
---His Students in Hadith and Fiqh,
---His Early Days,
---Youth and Inspiration for Seeking Knowledge,
---His Inaugural Appointment for ifta and Teaching,
---The Foundations of his Madhhab,
---His Distinct Qualities,
---The Praise of the Scholars,
---His Tremendous Observance of Worship,
---His Fear of his Lord Almighty,
---His Act of Refraining to indulge in matters of no concern and from wrongdoings,
---His Asceticism and Cautiousness,
---His Incredible Intellect,
Chapter's Twenty-Two and Twenty-Three:
---His Intellectual Acuity and his Silencing Responses to Ambiguous Questions,
---His Forbearance and Other such qualities,
---Earning his Own Wealth and Rejecting the Accolades of the Rulers,
---His Aphorisms and Decorum,
---His Adversities when being sought to be the qadi and state treasurer;
---His Refusal of Both,
---His Certification in Qira'ah (recitation),
---Certification in Hadith,
---The Cause behind his Death,
---The Date of his Death,
---The Unseen Voices Heard After his Death,
---Scholars Showing him Reverance after his Death like they did During his Life,
---His Grave being a means of Fulfilling Needs,
---Visions he Saw and What Others Saw of Him,
---In Refutation of those who Criticise the Imam based on his [apparent] Preference of Qiyas over the Sunnah,
---In Refutation of the Discreditation of Imam Abu Hanifah,
---In Refutation of what al-Khatib has Related in his Tarikh from the Imam's critics,
---In Refutation of the Slander that the Imam Opposes Authentic hadith without Substantive Evidence.
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Dimensions : 21.5 x 15.5 cm approx.