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The Virtues of the Prophet and his Nation

(peace be upon him)

By Rashad Jameer

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Scholars say loving Allāh and His Messenger (peace be upon him) is an obligation for all Muslims and is among the highest ranks of gnosis one can attain. However, how can you love someone you do not know?
This collection of 40 aḥādīth has been prepared by the renowned Islamic jurist and lover of the Prophet (peace be upon him), Imām Yūsuf al-Nabahānī to remind, educate, and re-orient Muslims of the eminent rank Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) holds, and of some of the privileges he has been afforded by Almighty Allah. It also highlights the position that we as an ummah hold in Allāh’s Eyes and how we will be honoured on the Day of Judgment.

Translated in English with accompanying Arabic script, this edition also includes:

  • Ḥadīth referencing
  • Charted-appendix on the 99 names of the Prophet (peace be upon him),
  • Charted-appendix on the pure lineage of the Prophet (peace be upon him)
  • Article and poem on the blessed sandals of the Prophet (peace be upon him)

About the Author

The compiler, Imam Yūsuf al-Nab’hānī, was born in approximately 1849 CE and hailed from a righteous family in Palestine. He first memorized the Qurʾān and learnt its sciences along with ḥadīth literature at the hands of his father. He then furthered his studies at al-Azhar University with the foremost teachers of his time. His knowledge, love and defence of the Prophet (peace be upon him) knew no bounds. The many books he authored are a testimony to this. Later on in life he taught and presided as a judge in Beirut for many years.

After Qāḍī Yūsuf al-Nab’hānī retired from his post, he devoted his time to writing and worshipping. He travelled to al-Madīnah al-Munawwarah and lived in the noble city for a period. Then he returned to Beirut, Lebanon where he passed on to the mercy of Allāh in the beginning of Ramaḍān 1932 CE.

About the Translator

Rashad Jameer was born and raised in Toronto, Canada.  In his early twenties, by Allah’s mercy and the companionship of the people of īmān and daʿwah, Allah opened his heart to recommit to Islam. From there, he began his study of the Arabic language, the Holy Qur’an and Islamic Sciences with local scholars in Toronto, and pursued further studies in Arabic and Ḥanafī and Mālikī fiqh in Cairo, Egypt and Hadramout, Yemen.