A Concise Description of Jannah & Jahannam - The Garden of Paradise and the Fire of Hell
By Shaikh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani
Translator : Muhtar Holland
Paperback 111 pages A5
ISBN : 9781842001202
Publisher : Ta-Ha Publishers, UK
About The Book
Concise Description of Jannah (the Garden of Paradise) and Jahannam (the Fire of Hell) is excerpted from the larger work, Al-Ghunya li-Talibi Tariq al-Haqq (Sufficient Provision for Seekers of the Path of Truth). Written almost one thousand years ago by Shaikh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, whose eminence is universally acknowledged by Muslims of all persuasions, it is translated by Muhtar Holland, one of the foremost translators of classical Arabic. This work will be most valuable to those who seek spiritual knowledge firmly grounded in knowledge of the Qur’an and the Sunnah.
- Concerning the causes of entry into the Fire of Hell, and the causes of entry into the Garden of Paradise.
- Concerning the nature of the Fire of Hell and what Allah (Almighty and Glorious is He) has prepared therein for its inhabitants, and the nature of the Garden of Paradise and what Allah (Almighty and Glorious is He) has prepared therein for its inhabitants.
- On crossing the bridge of Hell and entering the Garden of Paradise, as explained by the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) in a traditional report that has been handed down to us on the authority of Abu Huraira (may Allah be well pleased with him).
- Concerning the words of Allah (Almighty and Glorious is He), in which He has given us the following description of the people of the Garden of Paradise.
About Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani
Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani In A.H. 488, at the age of eighteen, left his native province to become a student in the great capital city of Baghdaad, the hub of political, commercial and cultural activity, and the center of religious learning in the world of Islaam. After studying traditional sciences under such teachers as the prominent Hanbalii jurist [faqiih], Abuu Sa'd 'Alii al-Mukharrimii, he encountered a more spiritually oriented instructor in the saintly person of Abu'l-Khair Hammaad ad-Dabbaas.
Then, instead of embarking on his own professorial career, he abandoned the city and spent twenty-five years as a wanderer in the desert regions of 'Iraq. He was over fifty years old by the time he returned to Baghdaad, in A.H. 521/1127 C.E., and began to preach in public. His hearers were profoundly affected by the style and content of his lectures, and his reputation grew and spread through all sections of society. He moved into the school [madrasa] belonging to his old teacher al-Mukharrimii, but the premises eventually proved inadequate.
In the words of Shaikh Muzaffer Ozak Efendi: 'The venerable 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani passed on to the Realm of Divine Beauty in A.H. 561/1166 C.E.
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