bi Sharh hal al-Mawta wa-al-Qubur
Expanding the Chest
In Analysing the Condition Of the Deceased and the Graves
By Imam Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti
Translated By Muhammad Afthab Cassim al-Qaadiri al-Noori
Hardback 592 Pages
ISBN : 9780987010063
Publisher : Kutub Khana Amjadia
About The Book
Sharhus Sudoor is a masterpiece by Allama Jalal al-Din Suyuti, may Allah be pleased with him, on the discussion of Death. He has presented an in-depth explanation with regards to death, the coming of death, the removal of the soul, and the condition in the grave. Death is something that every Muslim should think about, and Imam al-Suyuti has allowed us to open our eyes and hearts to the reality of death.
This book is the famous classical commentary which relates to matters concerning the grave and burial. In facts all things related from the act of dying, when the deceased is buried and the time immediately after.
It deals with the topic of Death and is such a detailed book that it leaves no discussion incomplete on this topic.
The beauty of this book is that every discussion is adorned with evidence from the Holy Qur'an, Ahadith and other authentic sources.
The in-depth knowledge and the deep insight into Hadith by the author, Imam al-Suyuti, can be observed when one notes that in this compilation of Sharhus Sudoor, he has presented more than 1000 Ahadith and has referenced more than 100 books.
About Imam Jalal al-Din Al-Suyuti's (849-911 AH)
Abd al-Rahman ibn Kamal al-Din Abi Bakr ibn Muhammad ibn Sabiq al-Din, Jalal al-Din al-Misri al-Suyuti al-Shafi`i al-Ash`ari, also known as Ibn al-Asyuti (849-911 AH), the mujtahid imam and renewer of the tenth Islamic century, foremost hadith master, jurist, Sufi, philologist, and historian, he authored works in virtually every Islamic science.
Born to a Turkish mother and non-Arab father and raised as an orphan in Cairo, he memorised the Qur'an at eight, then several complete works of Sacred Law.
He travelled in the pursuit of knowledge to Damascus, the Hijaz, Yemen, India, Morocco, the lands south of Morocco, as well as to centres of learning in Egypt such as Mahalla, Dumyat, and Fayyum. He was some time head teacher of hadith at the Shaykhuniyya school in Cairo at the recommendation of Imam Kamal al-Din ibn al-Humam
Note: The Translator has added some notes or comments in between brackets which are not the opinion of Imam Suyuti but the translator's own opinion.
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