Reflections of Pearls
By Inam Uddin & Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf
Second Edition March 2005
Paperback 112 Pages
ISBN : 9780972835855
Publisher : White Thread Press Santa Barbara California
Allah, Most High, says: “Remember me and I will remember you.” (Qur’an 40:60)
About The Book
A concise and comprehensive collection of prophetic invocations and prayers.
- Carefully selected du'as for ease of learning
- Arabic text set out in clear Arabic script with lucid English translation
- Transliteration presented in an easy-to-read format
The sections include:-
- Significance & Etiquette of Supplication
- Everyday supplication
- Comprehensive Supplications
- Other Specific Prayers
- The 99 Beautiful Names of Allah
- Blessing & salutations on the Prophet
- Virtues of various chapters & Verses
- Supererogatory Prayers (Saltul Ishraq, Duha etc)
We feel a sense of belonging, protection, and safety when we call out to Allah. When coupled with the powerful formulae of supplication (du'a) and remembrance (dhikr), this calling leads to a feeling of tranquility within our hearts and minds. With this goal in mind, Muslims scholars have compiled numerous books of supplications and remembrances from the Qur’an and Prophetic Sunna.
This is the third edition of Reflections of Pearls, a short compilation of Arabic supplications with their English translations and transliterations. Other sections include the etiquettes of supplicating, the 99 names of Allah, select blessings on the Messenger of Allah (saw), the virtues and excellences of certain chapters and verses of the Holy Qur’an, and the method of performing the Istikhara, Ishraq, and other optional prayers. Both adults and children will enjoy and benefit from reading this book.
About Shaykh Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf
Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera, has been studying the traditional Islamic sciences and writing scholarly works for most of his life. He completed the bulk of his studies at Darul Uloom in England and then in South Africa (where he attended Madrasah Zakariyyah part-time to gain specialized training in answering legal questions [ifta’] under Mufti Rada al-Haq, he also completed a B.A. with honors in Islamic studies at Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, under Professor Abdur-Rahman Doi, Ph.D.)
He then traveled to Syria, where he received a second certification in Qur’anic recitation and memorization, this time from Shaykh ‘Abd al-Razzaq al-Halabi, who possessed a short, unbroken chain of transmission [sanad] to the Messenger of Allah (SAW) in this subject. He also received a certification from Shaykh Adib Kallas after reading Mulla ‘Ali al-Qari’s Sharh al-Fiqh al-Akbar and attending lectures on other classical texts of Islamic creed [‘aqida].
He spent the following year in Saharanpur, India, where he received formal authorization to issue legal rulings [fatawa], which required a close study of part or all of a number of classical jurisprudential texts, including, among others, Ibn Nujaym’s Al-Ashbah wa ’l-naza’ir and ‘Allama Haskafi’s Al-Durr al-mukhtar (along with its commentary, Radd al-muhtar, by ‘Allama Ibn ‘Abidin al-Shami). During this time, Mufti Abdur-Rahman also attended classes on the principles of hadith [usul al-hadith], studying ‘Allama Lakhnawi’s Al-Raf ‘ wa ’l-takmil fi ’l-jarh wa ’l-ta’dil and parts of Imam Suyuti’s Tadrib al-rawi.
He presently serves as Imam of a southern California masjid and continues to work on scholarly publications through White Thread Press. Some of his fatawa can be found at www.whitethreadpress.com and www.sunnipath.com and some of his lectures at www.zamzamacademy.com and www.al-rashad.com.
Dua When Afraid of a Group or a Nation:
Allâhumma innâ naj’aluka fi nuhürihim wa na’ udhu bikka min shurürihim.
O Allah , we place you before them and seek Your protection against their Evil (Abu Dawud) : Reflections of Pearls
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