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Title:

COMMENTARY ON THE

ABRAHAMIC PRAYER

Author:
Imam Yusuf b. Isma‘il al-Nabahani (1265–1350 ah), hadith scholar, Sufi, jurist, judge, and biographer, was born in Beirut, Lebanon. A prolific author, al-Nabahani left behind a staggering collection of works in hadith, fiqh, theology, and most famously, poetry and prose in praise of our master Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace). Al-Nabahani was a paragon of prophetic love (‘ishq) and his works continue to exercise a profound influence on popular Muslim spirituality.
 

 

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OF ALL THE SUPPLICATIONS recited by Muslims around the world, perhaps the most oft-repeated are the supplications connected with the five daily prayers, among which is the closing supplication called the al-Salat al-Ibrahimiyya, or the Abrahamic Prayer, which extols our master Muhammad Seal of the Prophets (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), his Purified Family, and links him to Prophet Ibrahim (Peace be upon him), described in the Quran as “a nation unto himself.”

This commentary on the Abrahamic Prayer, taken from Sheikh Yusuf al-Nabahani’s Sa‘adat al-darayn fi al-salat ‘ala Sayyid al-kawnayn (Felicity in the Two Abodes Through Prayers upon the Master of the Two Realms), examines each phrase of the closing supplication and sheds light on their inner and outer meanings. What does it mean to “send prayers” upon the Prophet (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)? What is the meaning of the name Muhammad and what are its unique features? Who are the Prophet Muhammad’s (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) Family and why are they mentioned in our prayers? Why is Prophet Ibrahim (Peace be upon him) included in the supplication? And what is the meaning of blessings when it comes to the master of the first and the last? These questions and more are discussed in this work, with Sheikh Yusuf al-Nabahani’s noted spiritual depth, love, and erudition, and is sure to provide the reader with a deeper appreciation and understanding of the subtleties and meanings of the supplication, and bring in turn, Allah willing, an improvement in one’s prayers.

“O Allah! Send prayers upon [our master] Muhammad, the Unlettered Prophet, and upon the Family of [our master] Muhammad, just as You have sent prayers upon [our master] Ibrahim, and upon the Family of [our master] Ibrahim in the worlds. Indeed, You are worthy of all praise, the Glorious. O Allah! Bless [our master] Muhammad, the Unlettered Prophet, and the Family of [our master] Muhammad, just as You have blessed [our master] Ibrahim, and the Family of [our master] Ibrahim in the worlds. Indeed, You are worthy of all praise, the Glorious.”.
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Title:
The Pinnacle of Beauty
Author:
Sheikh Muhammad Akhtar Rida Khan

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Description:
This small but detailed work by Taj al-Shari'a, Sheikh Muhammad Akhtar Rida Khan, scion of the great reviver (Mujaddid) Imam Ahmad Rida Khan, addresses the famous narration of Thuwayba, a slave whom Abu Lahab freed out of joy for the Prophet’s birth - may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him - , and the narrations that detail the lightening of punishment that Abu Lahab received on account of that, and tackles an assortment of objections made to these narrations, which in essence limit the Prophet’s mercy and intercession. The central thesis of this treatise is that the Prophet’s - may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him - power of intercession encompasses non-believers; but not in the sense of general amnesty from Hell, rather because of the lightening of the punishment of lengthy standing to be suffered on the Last Day.
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Title:
On the Means of Beholding the Prophet [may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him] in a Dream
Author:
Imam Yusuf b. Isma'il al-Nabahani
Description:
This unique collection, taken from Imam Yusuf al-Nabahani’s monumental Sa‘adat al-darayn fi al-salat ‘ala Sayyid al-kawnayn (Felicity in the Two Abodes Through Prayers upon the Master of the Two Realms – may Allah bless him and grant him peace), details forty tried and true methods for seeing the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) in a dream. Gleaned from the works of the early and later spiritual masters, this collection is a veritable treasury of Gnostic expressions of prophetic love and longing. Each supplication is presented in its original Arabic along with its translation and transliteration.
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Title:
OF PURE ORIGIN
Author:
Sheikh Muhammad Akhtar Rida Khan
Description:
This small treatise penned by Taj al-Shari'a, Sheikh Muhammad Akhtar Rida Khan, the eponymous scholar and scion of the great reviver (Mujaddid) Imam Ahmad Rida Khan, addresses the purity of the Prophet’s -may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him - forefathers, and in particular the father of Prophet Ibrahim - may peace upon him - whom many, based on a shallow understanding of Arabic and Quranic exegesis, mistakenly call Azar and consider a disbeliever.
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Title:
The Companions are the Stars of Guidance
Author:
Sheikh Muhammad Akhtar Rida Khan
Description:
This treatise written by the scholar and sage, Sheikh Muhammad Akhtar Rida Khan, discusses the famous hadith ascribed to the Prophet -may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him: “My Companions are like the stars; whomever of them you follow you will be guided.”
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