A Complete Translation Of The Classical Text Saydil Al-Khatir
A Collection of Thought-Provoking Gems, Persuasive Eye Opening Wisdoms, Insights About Religion, Ethics And Relationships
By Imam Ibn Al-Jawzi
Hardback 1056 Pages
Size : 16 x 25 cm
ISBN : 9781904336563
Dar Us-Sunnah Classic Collection
About The Book
It is often the initial thoughts passing through our minds that have within them sparks of genius reflection. Imam Ibn al-Jawzi recognised the importance of capturing such thoughts before they slip through our conscious and become forgotten, so he did exactly that; he wrote down his ideas, musings and contemplative theories and compiled them in a distinctive work he entitled: ‘Saydil Khatir’.
Saydil Khatir is from the more unique set of works penned by Ibn al-Jawzi, for it contains many of his personal precepts, estimations and axioms covering a multitude of subject matters, mostly touching upon practical decisions that impact us. It is perhaps for this reason that the book has always been well received in scholarly circles, and continues to be a source of personal counsel, spiritual comfort and social awakening for many who face choices and daily challenges similar to what Ibn al-Jawzi describes herein.
Drawing wisdom and lessons from insights and vast experiences of others leads to good judgement and connecting with much needed critical thinking and self-reflection. The brevity of the book’s chapter content cloaks their lasting impressions made to inform and inspire the discerning reader. And by making such rare works accessible to English speaking Muslims, they measurably reflect the Prophetic principle of benefiting sincere advice to others. The end goal of which is to strengthen one’s relationship with the Creator and lead a more complete and wholesome way of life on Earth.
This is a unique and inspirational work that will lead every reader wanting to read over and over again. It will Insha’Allah leave a lasting impression and it is sure to be a reference guide for all those who come across it. Many believe that this is a masterpiece of Imam Ibn Jawzi and a book that he was famous for. This landmark text is sure to inspire every soul with the permission of Allah.
About The Author
'Abu'l-Faraj Jamal al-Din Abdul Rahman ibn Ali Ibn Muhammad ibn Ali Ibn Ubayd Allah Ibn al-Jawzi al-Qurashi al Tamimi al Bakri al-Baghdadi al-Hanbali (509/510-597) was the Imam of Hanbalis and foremost orator of kings and commoners in his time, whose gatherings reportedly reached one hundred thousand. A hadith master, philologist, commentator of Qur'an, expert jurist, physician, and historian of superb character and exquisite manners.
Ibn al-Jawzi was a prolific author of over seven hundred books. He was the author of a vast number of works of which several have been printed in recent times. He was famous as a preacher and the traveller Ibn Jubair gives an enthusiastic account of two of his sermons heard in Baghdad.
He was born in 509/510 AH the city of Baghdad and grew up studying under the leading scholars of the time, He also was noted for his scholarship in the fields of history, linguistics, tafseer and fiqh. In fact, he became the leading scholar of the Hanbali Madhab of his time and played an important role in reviving and spreading it, especially after the become a favorite of the Abassid Caliph, al Mustadi.
Ibn al-Jawzi was severely tried towards the end of his life when his criticism of Shaykh Abd al-Qadir al-Gilani - his senior of forty years - led to accusations made against him to the Sultan al-Nasir by the Shaykh's children and supporters. He was taken from Baghdad to the city of Wasit where he remained imprisoned for five years.
Ibn al-Jawzi passed away in 597 AH, two years after his release from Imprisonment.
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