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A Commentary on the Names of the Prophet Muhammad, Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam, from Imam al-Jazūlī’s Dalāʾil al-Khayrāt,
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Dalayl al-Khayrat by Imam al-Jazuli,
Translation by Idris Watts.
A Commentary on the Names of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and his family, from Imam al-Jazuli’s, 'alayhi ar-Rahman, Dalaʾil al-Khayrat.
Based on :
** Muhammad al-Mahdi al-Fasi's Matali 'al-masarrat bi-jala Dala'il al-Khayrat,
** Muhammad al-Zarqani's Sharh al-Zarqani's 'ala al-Mawahib al-ladunniyya,
** Ahmad al-Khafaji's Nasim al-Riyad fi sharh al-Shifa al-Qadi 'Iyad.
The Dalā'il al-Khayrāt has been a source of light for the Muslim community ever since its composition in the late 9th/15th century by Imam al-Jazūlī, and it is probably the most oft-recited compilation of ṣalwāt in the Muslim world; it also contains 201 Names of the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, according to the collection of Abū ʿImrān al-Zannātī al-Fāsī. These alongside the Dalā'il itself are recited in many mosques and zāwiyas (Sufi meeting-places) in Fes, Morocco, where the translator lived for over seven years.
Compilations of the Names of the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, have been a tradition of the scholars for centuries: Qāḍī Abū Bakr Ibn al-ʿArabī relates in his commentary on Kitāb al-Shamā'il, the great Hadīth compilation of Imam Tirmidhī, that some Sufis have said that the Prophet has a thousand names. Ibn al-Fāris includes 2020 in his Tafsīr Asmā' al-Rasūl, while Abū al-Ḥasan al-Subkī, may Allah be pleased with him, states that they number four thousand. Imam al-Qasṭallānī, may Allah be pleased with him, relates just over five hundred in his work al-Mawāhib al-Ladunniyya. Qadi ʿIyad, may Allah be pleased with him, in al-Shifā, his classic treatise on the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, limits himself only to those names ascribed clearly to him; he also says that the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, has thirty names which are also among the Names of Allah.
Idris Watts brings together in this work, the introduction of the Dala'il al-Khayrat and the Names as it’s recited in Fes today, directed by the head of the muqaddams, Ḥājj Ismāʿīl al-Filālī, who inherited the role from his father, one in a chain of narrators that goes back through the men of the Jazuli Order; including the full Arabic text, transliteration and a translation. He also directed an audio-recording of the text in the Fes Style which accompanies the book in CD format.
In Part Two of the book he has provided, for the first time in the English Language, a short-commentary on the Names of the Prophet, Allah bless him and give him peace, bringing together a wealth of knowledge and benefit from a number of Arabic sources amongst them, Muhammad al-Mahdi al-Fasi’s Maṭaliʿ al-masarrat bi-jala' Dala'il al-Khayrāt; Muhammad al-Zarqhni’s Sharh al-Zarqani ʿala al-Mawahib al-Ladunniyya and Ahmad al-Khafaji’s Nasim al-Riyad fī sharh Shifā’ al-Qadi ʿIyad. This will give the English reader a taste of what the traditional scholars have written about his Names and give greater meaning to the recitals of the Names.
Table of Contents :
---About the Translator,
---Transliteration Key.Part One :
] Introduction to The Waymarks of Benefits,
] Names of Our Master and Liegelord Muhammad, Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam
] Qasidat al-Salam
.Part Two :
] What's in a Name ?
] Commentary on the Names of Our Master and Liegelord Muhammad, Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam
] Biography of Imam Muhammad ibn Sulayman al-Jazuli al-Hasani, rahmatullahi 'alayhi
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