The Virtues of Sending Salat on the Prophet by Imam Ismail b. Al-qadi
AUTHOR: Imam Ismail B.Al-Qadi
SIZE: 8.3 x 5.8 x 0.3 inch
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2022
About This Book:
The Maliki jurist and hadith expert Imam Ismail B. Ishaq al-Qadi, who passed away in 282 AH/895 CE, wrote a work titled The Virtues of Sending Salat on the Prophet (Fadlu 'I-Salati 'Ala 'l-Nabi). The book is a compilation of texts from the Quran and hadith that praise the benefits of offering salat (prayer) to the Prophet. There are two sections to the book. The significance of offering salat to the Prophet and its advantages are covered in the first section. The statements presented in the first section are supported by a selection of hadith and Quranic texts in the second half. Undoubtedly, salāt upon the Messenger of Allah ﷺ is of the highest actions of worship that one can do. How can one resist uttering salat upon the Prophet ﷺ , he who gave his life, his money, his time, his efforts, his children, his companions and friends, his rest, his worldly life, and sacrificed it all, just to teach you, Muslim, about monotheism and to warn you from polytheism? Indeed, the greatest of the creation of Allah is Muhammad. He is the noblest of men, the finest of humans, the greatest of worshippers, the bravest of warriors, the humblest of servants. He was the light that beckoned, the chief of creation, the khalil of Allah, the carrier of His final message. Authored by the great Muslim luminary and eminent scholar of Islam, al-Imam Ismail b. Ishaq al-Qädi, who was such that when he entered a room, some would remark, “Madinah has come." Indeed, he was a pious jurist of the Maliki Madhhab, a scholar of hadith, Qur'an, Islamic law, and the Arabic language. In this book, al-Imam Ismä'il al-Qadi truly shows his noble qualities and his vast knowledge, steering the reader towards gaining love of sending salāt upon the Messenger of Allah ﷺ.
About The Author:
Maliki jurist and hadith expert Imam Ismail b. Ishaq al-Qadi resided in al-Andalus (Muslim Spain) during 184-282 AH/808-895 CE. He was raised in Cordoba and educated under some of the most well-known academics of the day, including Muhammad B. al-Hassan al-Shaybani and Yahya b. Yahya al-Laithi. He also studied under the well-known Sufi saint Abu Madyan. Al-Qadi was a prolific writer who covered a wide range of subjects, including hadith, tafsir, Sufism, and fiqh (Islamic law). The Virtues of Sending Salat on the Prophet (Fadlu 'I-Salati 'Ala 'l-Nabi), which is a compilation of hadith and verses from the Quran that praise the benefits of sending salat (prayer) on the Prophet Muhammad, is his most well-known work. Al-Qadi was a highly esteemed intellectual, and Muslims continue to study his writings today. He is regarded as one of the key players in the growth of Maliki fiqh in Al-Andalus.