Majlis fi Nafi at-Tashbih : Arabic, New,
*[A5+] Large Paperback - 88 pages,
by Imam Abu'l Qasim ibn 'Asakir [d.571h],
Taliq by Mustafa Adnan al-Hamadani,
Published by Dar al-Fath.
Majlis fi Nafy al-Tashbih is a concise work relating to the Oneness of Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, related from the doctrine of the people of hadith, written by the prolific scholar and 'Master of Hadith' Imam ibn Asakir al-Dimishqi, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi. [d.571h].
Ibn Asakir safeguards the essence of the Almighty from being similar to other beings, and from Him being free from any occurance of hardship both in occurance and attribute, from place, dimension and from view.
About Ibn Asakir :
He is `Ali ibn al-Hasan ibn Hibat
Allah ibn `Abd Allah, Thiqat al-Din, Abu al-Qasim, known as Ibn `Asakir
al-Dimashqi al-Shafi`i al-Ash`ari (499-571), the Imam of hadith masters in his time and historian of Damascus.
Ibn al-Najjar said : "He is the imam of hadith scholars in his time and the chief leader in memorisation, meticulous verification, thorough knowledge in the sciences of hadith, trustworthiness, nobility, and excellence in writing and beautiful recitation. He is the seal of this science."
After 533h he sat teaching hadith in a corner of the
Umayyad mosque in Damascus, then in the Dar al-Sunna school (subsequenty
renamed Dar al-Hadith) built for him by al-Malik al-`Adil Nur al-Din
Mahmud ibn Zanki. He shunned all kinds of material possessions and
turned down the office of head preacher, concentrating on teaching,
writing, and worshipping. His most famous student was the sultan Salah
al-Din al-Ayyubi, who attended his funeral behind the imam al-Qutb al-Naysaburi.
Ibn `Asakir authored over a hundred books and
epistles and narrated under five hundred hadith lessons.
larger works :
---1. Tarikh Dimasqh in eighty volumes.1 Ibn
Khallikan said that it contains, like al-Tabari's Tarikh al-Rusul wa
al-Muluk, several books that can be read independently,
---2. Al-Muwafaqat `ala Shuyukh al-A'imma al-Thiqat
in seventy-two volumes,
---3. `Awali Malik ibn Anas and its Dhayl
in fifty volumes,
---4. Ghara'ib Malik in ten volumes,
---5. Al-Mu`jam listing only the names of his
shaykhs, in twelve volumes,
---6. Manaqib al-Shubban in fifteen volumes,
---7. Books of "Immense Merits": Fada'il
Ashab al-Hadith in eleven volumes, Fadl al-Jumu`a, Fadl Quraysh,
Fada'il al-Siddiq, Fada'il Makka, Fada'il al-Madina, Fada'il Bayt al-Muqaddas,
Fada'il `Ashura', Fada'il al-Muharram, Fada'il Sha`ban,
---8. Al-Ishraf `ala Ma`rifa al-Atraf,
---9. Akhbar al-Awza`i,
---11. Al-Suba`iyyat in seven volumes, listing
narrations with chains containing only seven narrators up to the Prophet, may Allah bless and greet him,
---12. Tabyin Kadhib al-Muftari Fima Nusiba ila Abi
al-Hasan al-Ash`ari, a defense of al-Ash`ari and his school which he
divided into the following sections:
a) Genealogy of Abu al-Hasan al-Ash`ari,
b) Prophetic hadiths that pertain to him,
c) Al-Ash`ari's renown for knowledge,
d) His renown for piety and worship,
e) His struggle against innovations and their
f) Dreams that indicate his high standing,
g) Five generations of his students,
h) Those who attacked al-Ash`ari and his students.
Ibn `Asakir was buried at the Bab al-Saghir
cemetary, next to his father, near the grave of the Caliph Mu`awiya ibn
Abi Sufyan, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi
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: Large crease on front cover, hence price.