The Spirits of Black Folk : New

The Spirits of Black Folk : New.
'Sages Through the Ages'
[A5] Glossy Paperback - 280 pages,
by Imam Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti [d.911h],
Transl. & Notes by:
Adeyinka Muhammad Mendes,
& by Talut Dawood,
Joint Publication by IGI and
by Celebrate Mercy.


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Description :

The Spirits of Black Folk, Sages Through the Ages : Black Luminaries in the Qur'an and Hadith. These selections from The Excellence of Black People (Raf’u Sha’n Al-Hubshan) are intended to connect our hearts, minds, and communities to the healing wisdom of preeminent teachers from amongst the Black luminaries of the past who remain largely unknown or ignored.

Imam al-Suyuti (d. 911 AH / 1505 CE) delivers this message clearly through his insightful text, which includes the names and unique qualities of the Black Companions of the Prophet Muhammad ?, the Qur’anic verses regarding them, a commentary on African words in the Quran and Hadith, and much more.

Like Ibn al-Jawzi before him, al-Suyuti masterfully curated the narrators and narrations in this work to serve as keys to deeper truths, higher understanding, and a more meaningful and equitable spiritual practice. The annotations that have been added are meant to facilitate benefitting from these keys.



About the Author :

Imam Jalal al-Din as-Suyuti: 'Abd al-Rahman ibn Kamal al-Din Abi Bakr,  Jalal al-Din al-Misri al-Suyuti al-Shafi`i al-Ash'ari, also known as Ibn al-Asyuti (849-911), the mujtahid imam and renewer of the tenth Islamic century, foremost hadith master, jurist, Sufi, philologist, and historian, he authored works in virtually every Islamic science.

Born to a Turkish mother and non-Arab father and raised as an orphan in Cairo, he memorised the Qur'an at eight, then several complete works of Sacred Law, fundamentals of jurisprudence, and Arabic grammar; after which he devoted himself to studying the Sacred Sciences under about a hundred and fifty shaykhs.  A giant among contemporaries, he remained alone, producing a sustained output of scholarly writings until his death at the age of sixty-two. He was buried in Hawsh Qawsun in Cairo.



About the Translator:

Shaykh al-Imam Adeyinka Muhammad Mendes is the founder of the Bilal Spiritual Center for Peace and the Arts and co-founder of the African-American Healing, Ancestry, and Development (AHAD) Collective, an international speaker, spiritual activist, educator, author, and translator of sacred literature. He is a recipient of the Center for Global Muslim Life "2020 Spiritual Impact Award".

The Spirits of Black Folk, Sages Through the Ages : Black Luminaries in the Qur'an and Hadith, by Imam Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti. Translated by Adeyinka Muhammad Mendes and by Talut Dawood. With Forewords by Ubaydullah Evans and by Dawud Walid.



Table of Contents :

---Publishers Note,
---Translator's Note,
------One God, One Soul, One Human Family,
------Bilal and Beyond, Black Lives around the Messenger,
------Honouring Black Excellence; The Contribution of Muslim Scholarship,
------Saving our Burning House; Curing Racism in our Communities,
------From Double Consciousness to Spiritual Consciousness,
------Between Pain and Pride : The Trauma of Translation,
------Much More than a Book of Religion, History and Hadith,
---A Note of Gratitude.

---Imam al-Suyuti; adapted from Dr G.F. Haddad,
------Biography including list of works in print,
---Authors Preface,

The Spirits of Black Folk, Sages Through the Ages :
Selections from The Excellence of Black People (Raf’u Sha’n Al-Hubshan);

---Chapter [1]. On the Hadiths Narrated Regarding Black People,

---Chapter [2]. On the Qur'anic Verses Revealed Regarding Black People,

---Chapter [3]. On Ethiopic Words and Phrases that Occur in the Qur'an,

---Chapter [4]. A Mention of the Emigration to the Land of the Ethiopians, 'Amr ibn al-As entering into Islam, and the Negus' Marrying Umm Habibah to the Prophet,

---Chapter [5]. On Remembering Some of their Luminaries,

---Chapter [6]. On Various Issues.





Also see Islamic History,
Also see Inter-faith,
Also see Dawah.
Also see Current Affairs.
Also see Literature.

Also see Human Rights.


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