Book Title: Kanzul Iman
Author: Imam Ahmad Rida Khan [d.1340]
Translated By: Mufti Abdun Nabi Hamidi
Translation of: Kanzul Iman
Publisher: Dawate Islami
Published: December 2021
Format: [A5+] Hardback
Kanzul Iman – This work is the newest English translation of arguably of the finest urdu translation of the Noble Qur’an, none other than Kanz ul Iman, penned by the reviver and reformer of Islam, Shaykh Imam Ahmad Rida Khan, may Allah be pleased with him, who was one of the greatest scholars of the previous century.
The translation into English is by Shaykh al-Hadith Mufti Abdun Nabi Hamidi, the Amir of Dawate Islami in South Africa.
About: AlaHadrat; Imam Ahmad Raza Khan, may Allah be pleased with him. This great jurist and learned scholar of Islam was born in 1858 at Bareilly (India), and subsequently departed from this world in 1921.
He was considered to be the most learned and authentic authority on Qur’an, Sunnah and jurisprudence by the overwhelming majority of muslim’s in the Sub-continent. He was a prolific writer and authored approximately one thousand (1,000) books on varying levels of Islam. He devoted his entire life to the propagation of faith and the blessed traditions of the Beloved Messenger of Allah, Salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam. His main theme and focus was his devoted love of Allah, Subhanahu wa ta’ala, and his Final Messenger Muhammad, Salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam. He could bear anything except for utterances against Islam, Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, or any of His Messengers. He was a traditionalist and a true follower of the school of Imam al-Azam Abu Hanifa, radi Allahu ta’ala anhu. He was an adherent of the sufi path and was a staunch lover of al-Ghawth al-A’zam Sayyadina ash-Shaykh Abd’ al-Qadir al-Jilani, Radi Allahu ta’ala anhu, of Baghdad shareef & ‘Khawaja-e-Khawjagan’ Shaykh Muin al-Din Hasan Chisti al-Ajmeri, radi Allahu ta’ala anhu.
Imam Ahmed Raza Khan’s religious works had no parallel in his time. His ability, foresight, and depth of knowledge had been recognised by the Ulemas’ & Muftis of all the four schools of fiqh (jurisprudence) not only of the sub-continent but of the Haramayn Sharifain and other Muslim regions too. He was awarded certificates of recognition by the great teachers of Islamic learning when he visited the Haramayn Sharifain after performing Hajj (Pilgrimage) in the beginning of 20th Century. Though he has written numerous works, his two most famous works are the translation of the Noble Qur’an in Urdu (Kanzul Iman) and Fatawa-e-Razwiyyah in many large volumes.
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