Transl. by Arfan Shah al-Bukhari,
Published by Sheikhy Notes.
Al-Sharf al-Mu'abbad li Aal Muhammad, ﷺ, : The Continuous Esteem of the Prophet's Family is perhaps the greatest work about the Family of the Prophetic Offspring (Ahl al-Bayt). The renowned scholar and prolific author Shaykh Yusuf al-Nabahani, may Allah show him mercy, has written a text which is unparalled on this subject.
"Do not liken the Ahl al-Bayt to any other,
For they merit supremacy.
To hate them is mankind's utter ruin,
And to love them is tremendous worship."
The main opposition against the Ahl al-Bayt are unrighteous people who are in positions of power and influence. They feel their positions to be under threat so remove the Ahl al-Bayt from their places of work or even fight them. This is essentially the struggle Imam al-Husayn, may Allah be pleased with him, faced against corrupt leadership. This opposition continues to exist to this day as people who are trying to do good are often marginalised and those who are doing evil are brought to the fore.
Know that this text explores the subject from the Sunni perspective and not the Shi'a. The Shi'a are those who have left the majority Sunni opinions.
The author :
He is Al-Shaykh al-Imam al-Qadi Yusuf ibn Isma‘il ibn Muhammad Nasir al-Din al-Nabahani, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi (1265–1350 AH). He was a renowned hadith
scholar, Sufi, jurist, judge, and biographer. He was descended from the
Banu Nabhan, an Arab desert folk who settled of old in the town of
Ijzim, North of the holy sites in the land of Palestine, presently part
of the district (qada') of Haifa in 'Akka, a province of Beirut. Shaykh al-Nabahani was born in Ijzim in 1265/1849 approximately.
He studied under his noble father al-Shaykh al-Hafidh Ismail al-Nabahani, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi,
thereafter he spent 6 years studying the sacred sciences at Al-Azhar,
Cairo. After graduating he returned to his home town and started
teaching. His frequent travels took him from Beirut, Damascus,
Constantinople and Iraq where he met many eminent Ulama. He was offered the role of Judge (qadi) which led him to many senior positions as the Chief Qadi in Beirut and also in al-Quds al-Sharif.
Amongst his Teachers :
---Shaykh Isma'il al-Nabahani (father of Shaykh Yusuf ibn Isma'il),
---Shaykh al-Sayyid Muhammad al-Damanhuri al-Shafi'i [d.1286h],
---Shaykh Ibrahim al-Zurru al-Khalili al-Shafi'i [d.1287h],
---Shaykh Ahmad al-Ajhuri al-Darir al-Shafi'i [d.1293h],
---Shaykh Ibrahim al-Saqqa al-Shafi'i [d.1298h],
---Shaykh Hasan al-'Adawi al-Maliki [d.1298h],
---Shaykh al-Sayyid 'Abd al-Hadi Naja al-Abyari [d.1305h],
---Shaykh Shams al-Din Muhammad al-Anbabi al-Shafi'i [d.1313h],
---Shaykh 'Abd al-Rahman al-Sharbini al-Shafi'i [d.1326h],
---Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Rafi'i al-Hanafi al-Tarabulsi [d.1323h],
---Shaykh Yusuf al-Barqawi al-Hanbali.
---Shaykh Mahmud Effendi Hamza.
Shaykh al-Nabhani retired he turned entirely to writing and
worshipping. He travelled to al-Madina al-Munawwara and lived in the
Noble Neighborhood for a while. Then he returned to Beirut where he
passed on to the mercy of His Lord in the beginning of the month of Ramadan 1350h/1932.
A prolific author, Shaykh al-Nabahani left behind a staggering
collection of works in hadith, fiqh, theology, and most famously, poetry and prose in praise of our Master Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. Shaykh Yusuf al-Nabahani was a paragon of Prophetic love (‘ishq) and his works continue to exercise a profound influence on popular Muslim spirituality.
Table of Contents :
---Biography of Shaykh Yusuf al-Nabhani,
------Security for the Muslim Nation,
------On their Honour, Rank and what Allah (The Exalted) alone Specified Them,
------Virtues of the Five People of the Cloak,
------Our Lady Fatimah al-Zahra, may Allah be pleased with her,
------The Father of Hasanayn, The Leader of the Believers; 'Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him,
------Abu Muhammad al-Hasan, The Prince of the Believers, Grandson of the Messenger of Allah, ﷺ, & His Dearest,
------Abu 'Abdullah al-Husayn, The Prince of the Believers, Grandson of the Messenger of Allah, ﷺ, & His Dearest.
------A Discourse on Loving and Following as a Cause of Great Victory,
------The Virtues of al-Hasan and al-Husayn,
------The Virtues of Quraysh,
------Love of the Arabs,
------Attachment and Loving the Family,
------The Salaf with the Family of the House.
------The Companions' Love towards the Ahl al-Bayt,
------Abu Bakr the Truthful,
------'Umar the Distinguisher,
------'Uthman; Bearer of Two Lights,
------'Ali ibn Abi Talib,
---Ahl al-Bayt, Sayyid, Sharif; Survival Guide,
------Is it a Shi'ah thing ?
------Can Someone become Ahl al-Bayt?
------What are their Responsibilities?
*Dimensions : 21 x 15cm.