Kitab al-Luma' - Arabic, New,
Fi-'l-Radd 'ala Ahl al-Zaygh wa 'l-Bida'
[A4] Card Paperback - 376 pages,
by Imam Abu'l Hasan al-Ashari [d.324h]
incl. Hashiyat al-Hasan al-Luma' 'Abu'l-Hasan,
Edited by Hassan al-Shafa'i,
Published by Al-Azhar, Cairo.
Now in Stock November 2022
Kitab al-Luma' Fi-'l-Radd 'ala Ahl al-Zaygh wa 'l-Bida' - "The Radiance in the Rebuttal of the People of Deviation and Innovation" - with the Gallant Commentary on 'The Radiance of Abu'l Hasan al-Ash'ari.' This new publication is the work of the mashaykh (senior scholars) of Al-Azhar University, in Egypt. It's focus is the important work on Al-Qadr (pre-destination) ; Kitab al-Luma' authored by Imam Abu'l al-Hasan Ash'ari [d.324 after Hijri], rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi,
Imam al-Ash‘arI, rahimahullah, defends the creed of the Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jama‘ah on the issue of Qadr as decreed by Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala. After writing al-Luma‘ he addresses this specific issue against the deviated 'Qadariyyah' and 'Jabariyyah' groups. This text presents the concise arguments of Imam al-Ash'ari on pre-destination, and also provides a better understanding of the issue in the perspective of Ahl al-Sunnah in opposing the misguided groups.
About the Print : This is a newly released  publication by the scholars of Al-Azhar, Cairo, Egypt. It is part of the Logic, Theology and Philosophy Book Series No; (30). Printed and bound to a higher than average standard onto cream paper.
About Imam al-Ash'ari :
He is al-Imam `Ali ibn Isma`il ibn Abi Bishr Ishaq ibn Salim, Abu al-Hasan al-Ash`ari al-Yamani al-Basri al-Baghdadi (260-324 hijri), descendent of the Yemeni Companion Abu Musa al-Ash'ari, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu..
In the first half of his scholarly career a disciple of the Mu`tazili teacher Abu `Ali al-Jubba'i, whose doctrines he abandoned in his fortieth year after asking him a question al-Jubba'i failed to resolve over the issue of the supposed divine obligation to abandon the good for the sake of the better (al-salih wa al-aslah). At that time he adopted the doctrines of the Sifatiyya, those of Ahl al-Sunnah. He left Basra and came to Baghdad, taking fiqh from the Shafi'i jurist Abu Ishaq al-Marwazi (d. 340). He devoted the next twenty-four years to the refutation of "the Mu`tazila, the Rafida, the Jahmiyya, the Khawarij, and the rest of the various kinds of innovators" in the words of al-Khatib. His student Bundar related that his yearly expenditure was a meagre seventeen dirhams.
Regarding the works of Imam al-Ash'ari, ibn `Asakir mentions that al-Ash`ari's works numbered over two or three hundred books.
Dimensions : 24.5 x 17cm.