Details: Matla ‘al-Qamarayn
fi ibanat Sabqat al-‘Umaryan : English, New,
The Sublime Status of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr & Sayyiduna ‘Umar,
*[A5] Paperback – 143 pages,
by A’la-Hadrat Imam Ahmad Raza Khan,
Transl. by Mawlana Kalim Qadiri,
& by Mawlana Husein Qadiri,
Published by The Ihya Foundation.
Description : First ever English Translation!!
The great Imām and Mujaddid (Reviver of the Religion), Shaykh Ahmad Ridā Khān, may Allah be pleased with him, wrote Muntahā al-Tafsīl li Mabhath al-Tafdīl, a masterpiece making abundantly clear from verses of the Holy Qur’ān, the Ahādīth and the statements of the scholars, the pre-eminent stations of Sayyidunā Abū Bakr and Sayyidunā ʿUmar among the Companions, may Allah be pleased with them. This work spans 90 juz’; however, fearing its length would be arduous on readers, the erudite Imām penned an abridgement entitled, Maṭlaʿ al-Qamarayn fī Ibānat Sabqat al-ʿUmarayn.
Using 69 verses of the Holy Qur’ān, 235 Ahādīth, and numerous statements of the luminary scholars of the past, Imām Ahmad Ridā proves the pre-eminent rank of the two greatest Companions, namely Sayyidunā Abū Bakr and Sayyidunā ʿUmar.
This book is itself a summary translation of Maṭlaʿ al-Qamarayn fī Ibānat Sabqat al-ʿUmarayn, consisting of three parts :
*** Part A – Defining the meaning of superiority (afdaliyyah)
*** Part B – Textual proofs establishing the superiority of the Shaykhayn,
*** Part C – Further virtues and excellences of the Shaykhayn.
About the Author :
Imām Ahmad Ridā Khān t (b. 1272 AH/1856 CE), alayhi ar-Rahman w’al-Ridwan, was a renowned Hanafī jurist, hadīth expert and theologian par excellence, recognized by scholars from the Islamic world to be a reviver of his era. He was a prolific writer whose legal edicts were gathered into twelve encyclopedic volumes and covered almost every science of his day.
Table of Contents :
Part A : Defining the Meaning of Superiority (afdaliyyah),
—. The Excellences of the Illustrious Companions,
—. The Excellences of the Family of the Prophet,
—. Understanding the Difference between the Quality of Merits & Excellences, and their quantity,
—. Superiority in Sainthood (wilayah),
—. Innate Characteristics are Not the Criterion for Determining Superiority,
—. External Characteristics are Not the Criterion for Determining Superiority,
—. The Superiority of the Shaykhayn is not with Reference to being so in all Aspects,
—. The Two Groups in relation to the Issue of Superiority,
——The Meaning of Superiority.
—. The Two Methods by which Superiority is Established,
—. Dispelling the Remaining Doubts Raised by the Sanfaddiyyah,
——Objections of the Detractors and their Replies.
Part B : Textual Proofs establishing the Superiority of the Shaykhayn,
—. Scholarly Concensus (al-Ijma’),
——Warning against the Innovators,
—. The Verses of the Holy Qur’an,
—. The Prophetic Sayings (Ahadith).
Part C : Further virtues and excellences of the Shaykhayn,
—. The Sacrifices of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, may Allah be pleased with him,
—. The Status of the Shaykhayn in the Eyes of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace,
—. Al-Kalam al-Bahiyy fi Tashabbuh al-Siddiq bi al-Nabiyy, may Allah bless him and grant him peace,
——Qur’an & Tafsir,
——Hadith & ‘Ulum al-Hadith,
——Aqidah & ‘Ilm al-Kalam,
——Sirah & Fadail,
——Tasawwuf and Discipline,
——Fiqh & Usul al-Fiqh,