The Foundations of Islam : According to the Ahl-al-Madinah, .
*[A5] Paperback** - 143 pages,
Translation of ‘Iyad's al-I‘lam bi Qawa‘id al-Islam.
Written by Qadi 'Iyad,
English Translation by : Aisha Bewley,
Published by Madinah Press.
Brief Description :
Written by Qadi ‘Iyad of the historical Murabitun movement of North Africa and Spain which revived Islam there after it had become decadent and the Muslims had fallen into internecine conflict. Qadi 'Iyad, may Allah be pleased with him, is also the author of the famous Ash Shifa.
The Foundations of Islam is the translation by Aisha Bewley of Qadi ‘Iyad's al-I‘lam bi Qawa‘id al-Islam, which summarises the essential knowledge of the five pillars of Islam in an easy memorable form. It is transmitted here from the practice of the People of Madinah by Qadi ‘Iyad who is one of the pillars of scholarship whose works on hadith and the biography (sira) of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, are relied upon by Muslims in both the east and the west.
It is a clear-cut manual laid out in five sections corresponding to the five pillars, and marked out with the simplicity of a basic technical manual. For each pillar the Fard, Sunnah, Superogatory, Liked, Disliked and Prohibited are concisely listed, with special page markings for easy reference and study. This book is useful for new Muslims but also for refreshing the knowledge of the basics of even the most learned scholars.
About Qadi 'Iyad : Qadi Iyad bin Mussa or Abu al-Fadl Ayyad bin Amer ben Mousssa bin Ayyad bin Mohammed bin Abdellah bin Mussa bin Ayyad al-Yahsobi al-Sabti (1083 - 1149). Al-Yahobsi refers to Yahob a region in Jemen. Qadi Ayyad was born in Gibraltar. He was a high ranking judge (Qadi) in Grenada. He headed a revolt against the coming of the Almohades to Sebta, but lost and was banished to Tadla and later to Marrakech. He was a pupil of Abu Abdullah bin Issa, of Imam Abu Abdullah bin Hamdine, of Abu Al Hassan bin Siradj and of Imam Abu Al walid Ibn Rushd. As the great imam of Sebta, Ayad ben Musa was apointed Qadi of Grenada. He was one of the most famous scholars of Maliki law. Qadi Ayyad bin Moussa is one of the seven saints of Marrakesh and is buried near Bab Aïlen. His main work is called Al-Shifa. The university of Marrakech (Cadi Ayyad) was named after him.
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