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The Onlookers Delight : New
The Onlookers Delight : New
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Details:  The Onlookers Delight :
Ghibtat al-Nadhir fi tarjumat al-Shaykh Abd al-Qadir
[A5] Hardback - 100+ pages, 
Biography of Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani,
by Imam al-Hafidh ibn Hajar al-Asqalani,
English Translation by: Mokrane Guezzou,
Edited by:  Dr Hafiz Ather Hussain al-Azhari,
Published by H.S.B.T.  UK.

Back in Stock March 2019

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This new work is the first ever English translation of the classical text Ghabtat al-Nadhir by Shaykh al Islam Hafiz ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, may Allah be pleased with him.

Ghabtatul Nadhir fi Tarjumatil Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir is a concise work about the characteristics as well as the achievements of al-Ghawth al-Adham : Sayyadina al-Shaykh 'Abd Al-Qadir al-Jilani, may Allah Almighty sanctify his secret, written by the great Hadith scholar Imam Ibn Hajr al-'Asqalani.

Imam Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani,  He is 'Abul Fadl Shihab al-Din Ahmad ibn Ali al-Kannani al-Asqalani, may Allah be pleased with him, better known by the name of Imam Ibn Hajar, was born in Cairo in 773/1372. He began his studies at the age of five and completed the memorisation of the Qur'an by the age of nine. A Shafi'i scholar and hadith master, he studied under renowned scholars in Cairo, Yemen and the Hijaz. Known as 'Shaykh al-Islam' scholars travelled from far away lands to take knowledge from him. Appointed to the position of chief-judge several times, he authored more than fifty works on hadith, history, biography, Qur'anic exegesis, poetry and Shafi'i jurisprudence; among the most famous of them is his fourteen-volume commentary on Sahih al-Bukhari called Fath al-Bari. He passed away in Cairo in 852/1449. 

Dr. Mokrane Guezzou is a renowned British-Algerian translator of major Islamic works. His translation of Al-Wahidi’s Asbab Al-Nuzul also appears in the Great Commentaries on the Holy Qur’an series. He is also presently at work on a translation and study of Ibn ‘Ata Allah al-Iskandari’s Al-Qasd al-Mujarrad fi Ma’rifat al-Ism al-Mufrad.

Dr. Hafiz Ather Hussain al-Azhari is currently a lecturer in the Islamic Sciences at Hazrat Sultan Bahu Trust, Birmingham.

Ather Hussain began his Islamic education by completing the memorisation of the Holy Qur'an at the age of thirteen. After completing his GCSE's he moved to Jamia al-Karam, where he studied Arabic Grammar under the guardianship of M.I.H. Pirzada and Mawlana Abdul-Bari Sahib. In 1995, he travelled to Bhera Sharif, Pakistan, and completed the traditional seminary course with First Class Honours. Here he had an opportunity to be taught directly by Pir Karam Shah al-Azhari, may Allah shower His mercy upon him.

Between 1996 and 1999, he studied at Al-Azhar University, Cairo, the oldest seat of Islamic learning in the world. He specialised in Hadith studies, and graduated in BA Principles of Theology in 1999. Upon returning to England, he joined the University of Birmingham, to study BA Political Science. He graduated with First Class Honours in 2003. In 2006, he completed his Mphil in Theology at the University of Birmingham on the al-Jami of al-Khatib al-Baghdadi, and he has completed his PhD (Theology) at the same institution.

Table of Contents :

---Foreword 1,
---Foreword 2,
---Introduction to Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani.

Chapter [1],
---On his Birth, his family members and his description,
---Description of al-Shaykh Abd al-Qadir, may Allah be pleased with him,

Chapter [2],
---On his protected upbringing,
---His engagement in Islamic disciplines,
---His treading of the path of asceticism,

Chapter [3],
---On his extensive knowledge,
---Extracts from Bahjat al-Asrar,
---Exclusive reports from Shaykh al-Shattanawfi ; ''My foot is on the neck of every single friend of Allah,''
---His teachers in jurisprudence and the spiritual disciplines,

Chapter [4],
---On his states when he began admonishing, teaching and issuing religious decrees,

Chapter [5],
---On peoples praise of him,

Chapter [6],
---On his saintly miracles and breaking of ordinary norms,

Chapter [7],
---A sample of his utterances

Chapter [8],
---On his death.

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