At-Tadhkirah : Fiahwalil- Mawta w'al-Akhira,
An Authentic Selection from,
Imam Al-Qurtubi's :
[A4] Hardback - 400 pages,
Transl. into English by Reda Bedair [Phd] Al-Azhar University,
Edited by Khadija Ford,
Published by Dar al-Manara El-Mansoura, Egypt.
167 Chapters with Hadith and Commentary.
---- Death is not the absolute end. It is just the discontinuation of unity between the body and soul. It is a change from one state to another and a transition from this present life to that of the hereafter.
"Allah takes souls at the time of their death and [the souls] of those that do not die during their sleep. He retains those souls for which He has ordained death, whereas He releases the rest for an appointed term" [Qur'an 39:42]
Imam Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr al-Ansari al-Qurtubi, May Allah be pleased with him, was born in Cordoba, Spain, at the summit of it's great period of Islamic civilisation. He was an eminent Maliki scholar who specialised in fiqh and Hadith. The breadth and depth of his scholarship are evident in his writings. The most famous of then is his twenty-volume tasfir al Jami' li-ahkam al-Qur'an, The first three volumes have been translated into English.
'' Every soul shall have a taste of death: And only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have attained the object (of Life): For the life of this world is but goods and chattels of deception '' [al-Qur'an 3:185].
Imam al-Qurtubi, may Allah be pleased with him, was a man of great modesty who disdained worldly honours and throughout his life wore the simple gown and cap of the ordinary Muslim. He traveled from Spain to the East and settled in Munya Abi'l-Khusavb in Upper Egypt where he died in 671H/ 1273.
Table of Contents :
---Chapter 1 - 167 : pages 22 to 396,
------Ahadith related with references, Arabic with English translation.
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