Majmu fihi Rasa'il li al-Hafiz ibn Asakir : Arabic, New,
[A4] Hardback - 171 pages,
of Imam al-Hafiz 'ibn Asakir' al-Dimishqi [d.571h],
Tahqiq & Taleeq by Mash'al ibn Bani al-Jabrin al-Mutayri,
Published by Dar ibn-Hazm, Beirut.
Majmu fihi Rasa'il li al-Hafiz ibn Asakir - is the collected works of the aforementioned muhaddith of his time Al-Hafiz Abu al-Qasim ibn Asakir al-Dimashqi, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi. Compiled and edited by Abi Abd'allah Mash'al al-Mutayri.
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. Among his
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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Dimensions : 24.6 x 17.5cm.