Large [A4] Glossy Paperback, 112 pages,
by al-Imam al-Jalil 'abd al-Rahman al-Diba'i, alayhi ar-Rahman.
With Commentary by: al-Shaykh Sayyad Alawi al-Maliki al-Hasani, al-Makki, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi. [d.1425h].
The text that has been translated here is the mawlid of the Imam 'Abd al-Rahman al-Diba'i, Radi Allahu anhu, a mawlid which is well known and loved in the Muslim World.
Praise of the Prophet, Salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam, has
been an intrinsic part of Islam from its very beginning. Initially this
was expressed in the Sublime Words of Allah the Exalted, accentuating
the excellence of the Prophetic Character : --- ''Indeed you are of an exalted disposition'' - ''Indeed you are upon the straight path'' - ''We have only sent you as a Mercy to the Worlds.'' Thus indicating a platform reserved solely for the Noble Prophet, Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam, such praises had not been conferred to anyone before and demonstrated in the Divine Word.
present work composed by 'Abd al-Rahman ibn Muhammad al-Shaybani
enumerates the aforementioned themes and presents them in the form of a Mawlid. The Mawlid opens with the Praise of Allah, Subhanahu wa Ta'ala, followed by the Creation of the Noble Prophet, May Blessings and Peace be upon him, thereafter
he mentions the Blessed Birth, the miraculous events and the numerous
virtues of the Prophetic character, as cited in the Hadiths.
This particular text has been translated alongside a commentary by the contemporay scholar, the muhaddith from Makkah, Sayyad Muhammad ibn 'Alawi al-Maliki, May Allah be pleased with him. He
begins his commentary with an introduction that sets forth an account
on the validity and the merits of gathering for the commemoration of the
Prophetic Birth. Shaykh Muhammad ibn Alawi examines all the hadiths
cited in the Mawlid, illustrating the grade of their authenticity.
Also includes detailed evidences in relation to the celebration of the birth of the Beloved Prophet, Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam, as well as the interesting opinion of Sheikh ibn Taymiyya regarding the Mawlid.
text leading from the front is the English text, with the arabic text
leading from the rear. This is a quality and beautiful presentation.