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Mawlid al-Nabi: Celebration and Permissibility

For centuries Mawlid al-Nabi (The blessed birth of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him) has been celebrated across the Muslim world in a multitude of ways according to local or regional custom. Many view it as a communal expression of gratitude and joy at the birth of the blessed Prophet and Messenger of Allah (saw); while others bring into question its validity, regarding the practice as an innovation. And yet others negate its importance, with concerns about over-extravagance and unnecessary expense.

Muhammad The Merciful

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon Him) is the focus of love and devotion for one fifth of humanity. Even outsiders cannot deny his political genius and great statesmanship as the founder of a new world order and the stimulus for a succession of brilliant and progressive civilisations. But a study of his life in these terms overlooks arguably his most essential qualities – his mercy and benevolence.

To meet the requirements of the modern reader, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has intended for this translation of the Holy Qur’an to be fully interpretive, while ensuring its compatibility with the exegetic traditions laid down by the Companions of the Holy Messenger (blessings and peace be upon him), their Successors and Followers and the Imams that followed them in later centuries.

Al-Minhaj al-Sawi is a milestone work, the first work of its kind for many centuries. It is a compendium of more than 1100 Prophetic Hadiths, categorised under a number of headings and compiled with clear relevance to the lives and situation of Muslims in the modern age. The work is authenticated by a rigorous and detailed process of Takhreej – referencing each hadith to its sources – from a study of over 300 authentic works of hadith. This major work is compiled by the renowned and authoritative scholar with in-depth knowledge of Hadith sciences, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.

This work will be useful for academics in many relevant fields, whether researching the basis of orthodox Sunni belief and practice, or examining the contemporary Muslim response to religious extremism. It is a must read to understanding the Prophetic way of life.

Al-Minhaj al-Sawi is the first Hadith compendium to be compiled for 700 years after Mishkat al-Masabih of Imam Muhammad Khatib Al-Tabrizi or Imam al-Nawawi's Riyadh al-Salihin. It deals with study of belief (aqida), deeds (amal), worship (ibadat), morals and virtues (akhlaq) and many other relevant topics. It is a compendium of all six major Hadith collections (Al- Sihah al-Sittah).

The English translation is split into 2 volumes: Prophetic Virtues and Miracles and Righteous Character and Social Interactions.

The first part, Prophetic Virtues and Miracles will prove invaluable to Muslims who wish to understand, in the light of the most authenticated and sourced classical Islamic materials, the responsibilities of Muslims in modern age, and the rights of others, and will provide clarity in relation to the Prophet Muhammad’s virtues and life, his methods of worship and spiritual practice and other aspects of his Sunnah. It contains 351 Ahadith.

Title: Prophetic Virtues & Miracles

Format: Hardback, 384 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1-908229-01-4

The second part, Righteous Character and Social Interactions presents sayings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad concerning interactions with non-Muslims and non-Muslim communities, his method of prayer and spiritual devotion, his status and characteristics, and provides clarification of other important issues of the age, such as Jihad, Khawarijism, and Tassawuf. It contains over 760 Ahadith.

Title: Righteous Character and Social Interactions

Format: Hardback, 640 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1-908229-02-1 

Minhaj-ul-Quran Publications is pleased to publish Al-Minhaj al-Sawi in English which is available to order online from www.minhajpublications.com. To sponsor free distribution of this valuable Hadith compendium for educational purposes, please click here.