The Blessings of Specific Times : New,
Being a Transl. of 'Fadail al-Awqat'
[A4] Large Paperback - 250 pages,
by Imam Ahmad Abu Bakr al-Bayhaqi al-Ash'ari [d.458h],
Transl. with Commentary by: Abdul Aziz Ahmad.
Introduction by Shaykh Afeefuddin al-Jaylani.
Published by Bardy, Norway.
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Fadail al-Awqat : 'The Blessings of Specific Time' by the eminent scholar of his time, Imam Ahmad Abu Bakr al-Bayhaqi al-Ash'ari, may Allah have mercy upon his soul. This work, translated from the Arabic with annotation is by Shaykh Abdul Aziz Ahmad.
This book will help us to appreciate Allah Almighty's patterns and wisdom, and offers direct guidance as to how to get the best from each moments of our lives. It is a collection of 307 hadith by Imam al-Bayhaqi, may Allah have mercy upon his soul.
This work contains hadith that specifically encourage acts of worship and discourage acts of disobedience
Imam al-Bayhaqi :
He is Ahmad ibn al-Husayn ibn 'Ali ibn Abd Allah ibn Musa, Abu Bakr al-Bayhaqi al-Naysaburi al-Khusrawjirdi al-Shafi`i al-Ash'ari, (384 - 458 H) may Allah be pleased with him, the jurisprudent Imam, hadith master, authority in the foundations of doctrine (usul), scrupulous and devoted ascetic, defender of the School both in its foundations and its branches.
Imam al-Bayhaqi took fiqh from the Imam Abu al-Fath Nasir ibn al-Husayn ibn Muhammad al-Naysaburi, among others. He took kalam (speculative theology) from the two Ash'ari Imams Ibn Furak and Abu Mansur al-Baghdadi, the third generation of Ash'ari's students. He took hadith from al-Hakim and was his foremost pupil al-Sayyid Abu al-Hasan Muhammad ibn al-Husayn ibn Dawud al-Naysaburi al-Hasib, Imam of Khurasan's hadith scholars and others of renown.
Imam al-Dhahabi, may Allah be pleased with him, said of the Imam, "His sphere in hadith is not large, but Allah blessed him in his narrations for the excellence of his method in them and his sagacity and expertise in the subject-matters and narrators."
Abdul Aziz Ahmed is a teacher specialising in supporting children with Additional Support Needs in mainstream schools in Scotland and has wide experience of management in education and with several voluntary organisations in various parts of the world. He has been involved in publishing, translating and editing Islamic journals and books. He has travelled widely seeking and teaching traditional Islamic knowledge.
Table of Contents :
---Foreword by Shaykh Afeefuddin al-Jaylani,
---Foreword by Shaykh Muhammad Ninowy,
---About the Author,
---About the Translator,
---Transliteration of Arabic.
---Chapter . The Blessings of the Month of Rajab,
---Chapter . The Blessings of Sha'ban,
---Chapter . Blessings of the Fifteenth of Sha'ban,
---Chapter . The Blessings of the Month of Ramadan,
---Chapter . Regarding the One Who is Aware of the Limits of This Month and Preserves It's Duties,
---Chapter . On Striving During the Last Ten Days of Ramadan,
---Chapter . The Blessing of the Night of Power,
---Chapter . The Tarawih Prayer in the Month of Ramadan,
---Chapter . The Number of Prayer Cycles in the Night Prayer during the Time of 'Umar, may Allah be pleased with him,
---Chapter . The Prohibition of Preceding the Month of Ramadan with a Day or Two of Fasting,
---Chapter . The Intention of Fasting,
---Chapter . The Preference of the Morning Meal,
---Chapter . The Preference of Hastening to Break the Fast and Delaying the Morning Meal,
---Chapter . On What is Preferred for Breaking One's Fast,
---Chapter . On the Preference of Supplication at the Time of Breaking One's Fast,
---Chapter . The Blessing of 'Eid,
---Chapter . The Blessing of Fasting During Shawwal,
---Chapter . The Blessing of the Month of Dhul Hijja,
---Chapter . The Special Status of the Ten Days of Dhul Hijja for Striving to Do Good Actions and What There Contains Therein of Blessings,
---Chapter . The Blessing of the Day of Arafat,
---Chapter . The Blessing of Fasting the Day of Arafat,
---Chapter . The Blessing of Supplication on the Day of Arafat,
---Chapter . The Prophet's, ? Petition for His Nationon the Eve of Arafat,
---Chapter . The Blessing of the Day of Sacrifice,
---Chapter . The Days of Tashriq,
---Chapter . The Blessing of the Month of Muharram,
---Chapter . The Day of Ashura,
---Chapter . The Preference of Fasting the Ninth of Muharram Along with the Tenth,
---Chapter . On What Has Been Related About Spending Generously on One's Family on the Day of Ashura,
---Chapter . On Using Kohl on the Day of Ashura,
---Chapter . The Blessing of Friday,
---Chapter . The Blessings of Mondays and Thursdays,
---Chapter . The Blessing of Fasting Three Days of Every Month,
---References and Bibliography,
---Glossary of Arabic terms used in the text,
------. Supplication for the Beginning of the Year,
------. Supplication for Protection,
------. Selection of Prayers upon the Prophet, ?,
------. Du'a of Rajab of Shaykh Abd al-Qadir al-Jaylani,
------. Brief Biographies of those who related Hadith mentioned in the text,
----------Imam Ahmad and his Musnad,
----------Imam al-Bukhari and his Jami' al-Sahih,
----------Imam Abu Dawud and his Sunan,
----------Imam Muslim and his Jami' al-Sahih,
----------Imam Tirmidhi and his Jami',
----------Imam Ibn Majah and his Sunan,
----------Imam al-Nasa'i and his Sunan,
---------Other references mentioned in the footnotes,
*Dimensions : 25.4 x 20.3 x 1.5cm.