Healing after Loss : Consoling the Bereaved - New,
being a transl. of 'Bushra al-Ka'ib bi Liqa al-Habib'
*[A5] Paperback - 110 pages,
by Imam Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti [d.911h],
Translation & Annotation by Rashad Jameer,
Published by Wasila Press.
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'Consoling the Bereaved Through Reunion with the Deceased - Bushra al-Ka'ib bi Liqa al-Habib.' This Sixteenth Century book of Prophetic Traditions and Reports elucidates the states and stages of the intermediary realm (al-barzakh), also known as life in the grave. Its author, Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti, may Allah be pleased with him, was Shaykh al-Islam among his contemporaries, a Hadith Master (Hafiz) and a polymath who authored works in virtually every Islamic science.
In this exceptional work of 185 reports, Imam al-Suyuti takes the believer on a journey through some of the glad-tidings and comforting reassurances given to surviving family members—and all Muslims, young and old alike—of the honour and divine care arranged by Allah for a loved one when they pass on from this life into the next. It covers three fundamental stages of the afterlife, namely, death, the grave and the various resting places for souls. A must-have for lovers of the hereafter.
“This is a short but incredibly poignant work that shifts your consciousness into the present, inspiring you to put matters into perspective. Contemplating death is not necessarily meant as a morbid exercise, but rather is an exercise in expanding your awareness about what awaits us beyond this realm. It is a practice, if done regularly and with focus, will help you to assess your direction in life and steers it towards meaning, purpose and vitality. This book is a great means towards that.” ---Idris Watts, Abu Zahra Foundation, England.
“Imam al-Suyuti's classical work is full of insights and lessons. I encourage one and all to take benefit from this translation and be inspired.” ---
Imam Jalal al-Din as-Suyuti, alayhi ar-Rahman w'al-Ridwan,: He is `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.
More on Death and Hereafter,
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Other works of Imam as-Suyuti.
*Dimensions : 21.5 x 14cm.