Ascent to Felicity : Maraqi 'l-Sa'adat,
A Manual on Islamic Creed and Hanafi Jurisprudence,
*[A5] Paperback - 224 pages,
by Abu ’l-Ikhlas al-Shurunbulali, (author of Nur al-Idah),
[ English and Arabic Text ],
Translation, Notes and Appendices by Faraz A. Khan.
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Written by the eminent 11th century Hanafi
scholar, Abu ’l-Ikhlas al-Shurunbulali, may Allah be pleased with him
, Ascent to Felicity
) is a concise yet comprehensive primer in creed and jurisprudence. It spans all five pillars of Islam, as well as the topics of slaughtering, ritual sacrifice, and hunting.
To supplement the text, the translator has added key explanatory notes taken from several reliable works on theology and jurisprudence. He has also added appendices that comprise numerous supplications related to the five pillars, presented in Arabic script along with English transliteration, as well as the etiquette of visiting the Messenger of Allâh, May Allah bless him and grant him peace
, in Madina. Review :
“An admirable rendering into lucid, fluid English of Imam Hasan al-Shurunbulali’s primer of Hanafi
law, Ascent to Felicity. This concise but thorough work focuses on the five acts of worship.
The book has the added feature of a fairly detailed presentation of the basics of the Muslim Creed. In translating this introductory section of Imam Shurunbulali’s, may Allah be pleased with him
, treatise, Khan’s skill as a translator is on full display, as he has made sometimes involved theological concepts easily accessible to the average English reader. Khan has provided an additional service to both Shurunbulali’s work and to contemporary Muslims by augmenting the translation with insightful and extremely useful explanatory notes. The value of this work, goes far beyond its benefit to adherents of the Hanafi
legal school. Rather, it will prove of benefit to Muslims in general as well as researchers interested in latter-day presentations of the creed and practice of Sunnî Muslims.”— Imam Zaid Shakir Co-Founder and Resident Scholar, Zaytuna College. Table of Contents
------A Note on the Translation, Footnotes and Appendices,
------Abbreviations.Ascent to Felicity (Maraqi 'l-Sa'adat)
---Chapter . Islamic Creed
------Divine Oneness, Attributes and Revelation,
------Death, the Grave, and the Afterlife,
------Sins and Disbelief,
------Predestination and Types of Knowledge,
------The Ranks of Prophets, Companions, and Saints,
------Matters of Faith,
------The Divine Names.
---Chapter . Purification (tahara)
---Chapter . The Ritual Prayer (salat)
---Chapter . Fasting (sawm)
---Chapter . Almsgiving (zakat)
---Chapter . The Pilgrimage (hajj)
---Chapter . Ritual Sacrifice of 'Id al-Adha' (udhiya)
---Chapter . Ritually Slaughtered Animals (dhaba'ih)
---Chapter . Hunting (sayd)
---Appendix 1. Supplications,
---Appendix 2. Visiting the Messenger, salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam
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Dimensions : 22.8 x 15.2cm.