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Sharhus Sudoor : English
Sharhus Sudoor : English
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Details:  Sharh as Sudur
bi Sharh hal al-Mawta wa-al-Qubur : English -
'Expanding the Chest in Analysing
the Condition of the Deceased and the Graves
*[A5] Hardback - 592 pages,
by Imam Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti,
English transl. Afhtab Cassim al-Qadiri al-Noori.
*Published by Noori Publications.

a New Translation now available October 2020

Description :

Sharh us Sudur is a masterpiece by Allama Jalal al-Din Suyuti, may Allah be pleased with him, on the discussion of Death. He has presented an in-depth explanation with regards to death, the coming of death, the removal of the soul, and the condition in the grave. Death is something that every Muslim should think about, and Imam al-Suyuti has allowed us to open our eyes and hearts to the reality of death.

This New publication is the first authentic English translation by the renowned scholar Mawlana Afhtab Cassim al-Qadiri.

     ***This book deals with the topic of Death and is such a detailed book that
           it leaves no discussion incomplete on this topic,
     ***The beauty of it is that every discussion is adorned with evidence from the
           Holy Qur'an, Ahadith and other authentic sources,
     ***The in-depth knowledge and the deep insight into Hadith by the author,
           Imam al-Suyuti, may Allah be pleased with him, can be observed when
           one notes that in this compilation of Sharhus Sudoor, he has presented more
           than 1000 Ahadith and has referenced more than 100 books.

Imam Jalal al-Din as-Suyuti: `Abd al-Rahman ibn Kamal al-Din Abi Bakr,  Jalal al-Din al-Misri al-Suyuti al-Shafi`i al-Ash`ari, also known as Ibn al-Asyuti (849-911), the mujtahid imam and renewer of the tenth Islamic century, foremost hadith master, jurist, Sufi, philologist, and historian, he authored works in virtually every Islamic science.

Born to a Turkish mother and non-Arab father and raised as an orphan in Cairo, he memorized the Qur'an at eight, then several complete works of Sacred Law, fundamentals of jurisprudence, and Arabic grammar; after which he devoted himself to studying the Sacred Sciences under about a hundred and fifty shaykhs.  A giant among contemporaries, he remained alone, producing a sustained output of scholarly writings until his death at the age of sixty-two. He was buried in Hawsh Qawsun in Cairo.

Sharh al-Sudur bi Sharh hal al-Mawta wa-al-Qubur is the famous classical commentary which relates to matters concerning the grave and burial. In facts all things related from the act of dying, when the deceased is buried and the time immediately after.

Table of Contents :

---Notes before reading Sharhus Sudoor,
---Discussion on Death,
---About Sharhus Sudoor,
---About the Translation of Sharhus Sudoor,
---Khutbah by the Author.

---Chapter [1].
------Introduction to Death,
------Long Life in the Obedience of Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala,
------Impermissibility of Wishing for Death,
------When is it permissible to desire Death ?
------Death is more Glorious than Life.

---Chapter [2].
------Death and Preparation for Death,
------Statements of the Pious Predecessors,
------Deeds that Assist one in Remembering Death.

---Chapter [3].
------Importance of being hopeful of Goodness from Allah Almighty,
------The Importance of Fearing Allah Almighty,
------Narrations in this Regard.

---Chapter [4].
------The Fear of Death,
------Ahadith e Mubaarak.

---Chapter [5].
------Signs of Khaatima bil Khayr (Death with Goodness),
------Chapter discussing Sakraat al-Mawt (Agony of Death),
------Important Notes,
------The Features and Appearance of Death,
------Sudden Death.

---Chapter [6].
------Issues related to the Deathbed,
------Recitation of Surah al-Yasin and Du'as (supplications) at this time,
------Ahadith e Mubaaraka.

---Chapter [7].
------Malak al-Mawt and his Companion Angels,
------The Angels who brought Hadrat Adam, alayhi salaam, to Mina,
------Malak al-Mawt is Haazir o Naazir,
------The incident of Hadrat Idrees, alayhi salaam,
------The Complaint of Malak al-Mawt,
------Hadrat Musa's, alayhi salaam, slap,
------The Passing away of Hadrat Ibrahim, 'alayhi salaam,
------The Passing away of Hadrat Dawood, 'alayhi salaam,
------About the Wisaal of Habeeb Kibriya,
------The Marvel of Malak al-Mawt,
------Regarding the Death of non-humans,
------How to befriend the Angel of Death?
------Regards making a Wasiyyah (Will) before Death.

---Chapter [8].
------The Annual Adjustment to the Age of a Person,
------Munkar and Nakeer (Angels of the Grave),
------Companions of the Grave,
------The Comfort of a Believer,
------Tafsir (Commentary) of Qur'anic verses,
------The Condition on the Eve of Me'raj,
------The Special Welcome,
------The Excellence of a Shaheed (Martyr),
------The Fragrant Souls of the Believers,
------The Meaning of the Illiy'yeen,
------The Narration about the Man who killed One Hundred People,
------The Death of a Believer,
------The Death of one Condemned to Hell,
------Who Says that a Wali (Saint) is Dead?
------Ilm e Ghayb and the incident of a Wali,
------Incidents regarding Surah Mulk and Surah Sajdah,
------Incident about Hadrat Thaabit Bunaani, may Allah be pleased with him,
------Wali'Ullah Noorullah,
------A Wali-Allah laughs (shows happiness) after passing away,
------A lady speaks after passing away,
------The Condition of one who slanders Hadrat Abu Bakr and Hadrat 'Umar, may Allah be pleased with them,
------The Deceased comes back to Life,
------Death before Death,
------Astonishing incident,
------The narration about Ma'habshun,
------The passing away of Hadrat 'Abdur Rahman ibn 'Awf, may Allah be pleased with him,
------The Blessings of A'maal e Saaleha (Good Deeds),
------Zikr at the time when a person is about to Pass Away,
------Words of Talqeen,
------A Deceased explains the condition,
------'You Shall Reap What You Sow'!
------An interesting Narration,
------Tafseer Nabawi,
------Martyrdom of Hadrat Uthman, may Allah be pleased with him,
------Guests at the time of the Death of a Believer,
------Some will emerge thirsty from their Graves,
------Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala's, Salaam upon a Believer,
------Salaam to the Angels,

---Chapter [9].
------Whose tawbah (repentance) is Accepted?
-------Tafsir of the Qur'an & Ahadith e Mubaaraka.

---Chapter [10].
------How the Deceased meets the Souls,
------The Conversations amongst the Souls,

---Chapter [11].
------The Deceased is aware who is giving it Ghusl and Burying him,
------The Mayyit knows what is being said about him or her,
------Evidence that the Deceased are able to Hear.

---Chapter [12].
------The Angels join in the Janaazah (funeral) Procession,
------The Words of the Angels.

---Chapter [13].
------The Skies and Earth weep at the Death of a Momin (believer),
------Verses of the Qur'an,
------Ahadith e Mubaaraka.

---Chapter [14].
------Ones Grave Shall be in the soil from which One was Created,
------Ahadith e Mubaaraka.

---Chapter [15].
------What should be said during Burial and Talqeen,
------Ahadith e Mubaaraka.

---Chapter [16].
------Every Deceased is Pressed by the Grave,
------Discussion by Imam Tirmidhi, & by Imam Subki,
------Why does the Grave Press the Deceased ?
------The Grave Presses like Love of the Mother,
------The Cleanser of Sins,
------The Grave Speaks to the Deceased.

---Chapter [17].
------The Questions of Munkar Nakeer,
------Ahadith e Mubaaraka,
------The 4 Angels of the Grave,
------Research in regards to a few Different Issues,
------Different Questions and Answers,
------Five out of Five,
------Questions of the Grave in Suryaani (Syriaac language).

---Chapter [18].
------Those who will not be questioned in the Grave,
------Ahadith e Mubaaraka,
------Application of Ahadith.

---Chapter [19].
------The Anxiety in the Grave,
------The Situation in the Grave of a Momin,
------Ahadith e Mubaaraka and Narrations.

---Chapter [20].

---Chapter [21].
------The Torment of the Grave (Azaab e Qadr),
------The Address of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace,
------Torment upon Torment,
------Observation of the Torment of the Grave,
------The Eve of Me'raj and observation of the Torment of the Grave,
------Punishment upon a Slanderer of the Sahabah,
------Continuous Torment,
------Punishment of homosexuals,
------The Recipients of Punishment,
------Punishment upon Muslim bin Uqba,
------The Virtues of Jum'ah (Friday),
------The Duration of the Torment.

---Chapter [22].
------Virtuous Deeds which give Salvation from Torment,
------Ahadith e Mubaaraka,

---Chapter [23].
------The Condition of the Dwellers of the Grave,
------Learning inside the Grave,
------Pious Children,
------Vision of Jibra'eel, alayhi salaam,
------Wasiyah of Hadrat Umar, may Allah be pleased with him,
------Wasiyah of Hadrat Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him,
------The Deceased returns the Kafan (shroud),
------Hadrat Ja'far e Tayyar,
------Hadrat 'Abdullah ibn Zubair on the Noose.

---Chapter [24].
------The Shuhada,
------Ahadith e Mubaaraka.

---Chapter [25].
------Visiting the Graves (Ziyarat al-Quboor),
------The Deceased recognise and see their Visitors,
------Evidence that the Ambiya, alayhi salaam, are Alive,
------Narration about a Shroud Thief,
------Sayyiduna Hamza, may Allah be pleased with him, replies from his Holy Mazaar,
------Incident regarding the Holy Head of Imam Hussain, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,
------The Knowledge of the Grave Dweller,
------A Warning,
------An Extraordinary Point.

---Chapter [26].
------The Residence of the Deceased after Death,
------Souls at the Graves,
------Hadrat Moosa, alayhi salaam, in his Mazaar (shrine),
------The Ambiya, alayhi'm as-Salaam, on Shab-e-Mer'aj,
------Interpretation regarding Durood Shareef,
------One Angel listens to the Durood of Everyone,
------Connection of the Soul to the Body,
------The Story of Khirqeel, alayhi salaam,
------Importance of paying your Debts,
------Souls of the Ambiya, alayhi salaam,
------Souls of the Shuhada (the martyrs),
------Consensus of the Ummah,
------Souls of the Believers,
------Regarding the phrase ''As-Salaamu 'alaykum Ya Ahl al-Quboor'' !
------Aamir bin Fuhairah traversed the Skies after his Demise,
------Hadrat Uwais al-Qarni, may Allah be pleased with him, disappears after his Demise.

---Chapter [27].
------The Final Abode of the Deceased is presented before him Daily,
------The Deeds of the Living are presented to the Deceased,
------Bad Deeds of the Living are presented to the Deceased,
------Bad Deeds which block the Deceased from a Blessed Station,
------Ahadith e Mubaaraka.

---Chapter [28].
------Wasiyyat (bequest),
------The Deceased come to meet the Living in their Dreams.

---Chapter [29].
------After Demise the Souls are Alive and Free,
------Important Notes,
------Amazing Facts,
------Meeting the Deceased in Dreams and there astonishing incidents,
------Incidents Related to the Pious Predecessors.

---Chapter [30].
------The Deceased are hurt by our hurtful comments about them,
------The Deceased are Troubled by the Weeping of the Living,
------Ways in which the Deceased are Troubled.

---Chapter [31].
------The Guardians at the Graves of the Believers,
------Things which benefit the Deceased in the Grave,
------Recitation of the Qur'an at the Graveside,
------Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, may Allah be pleased with him,
------The Manner of the Ansaar,
------Reward of Reciting Surah al-Ikhlaas 11 times,
------A Saying of the Beloved Nabi, salla Allahu 'alayhi wa Sallam,
------Benefits of Reciting Surah Yaseen,
------Statement of Imam al-Qurtubi, may Allah be pleased with him,
------Fatawa (decree) of the Hanafi's.

---Chapter [32].
------Refutation of those who deny Esaal e Thawaab,
------Wasiyyat of the Pious Predecessors,
------The Best Moment to Die,
------Those Deeds which swiftly take one towards Paradise.

---Chapter [33].
------The Condition of the Body of the Deceased after Death,
------The Sahaba are Alive in their Graves.

---Chapter [34].
------The Reality of the Soul (ar-Ruh),
------Hidden Secret,
------Refutation of those who reject Knowledge of the Soul,
------What is the Soul?
------Beneficial Note,
------Three Things,
------What is the Nafs?
------The Power of the Nafs,
------The Nafs is also the Body,
------The Condition of the Soul after Death,
------Ruh in the Heart,
------The Incident of Khuzaima,
------Ijma (consensus) of the Ahl al-Sunnat,
------Which is First, Soul or Body?
------The Discussion of 'Meethaq'!
------When does the Soul get Benefit?
------Refutation of the Philosophers,
------The Soul does not Perish,
------The Activity of the Soul,
------Aalam e Arwah,
------Recognition by the Soul after Demise and Evidence in this regard,
------Some Verses of the Qur'an,
------Different forms of the Soul,
------The Battle between Body and Soul,
------Example of Battle between the Body and Soul,
------Beneficial Note.

Also see Sharh al Sudur : Arabic,

Related : Death and Hereafter,
More Imam al-Suyuti works.

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*Dimensions : 22.3 x 14.7cm.

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