Thursday, January 24, 2013

Muhammad, the Perfect Man

Announcing the release of a translation of the great scholar of Mecca, Sayyid Muhammad ibn 'Alawi al-Maliki al-Hasani's book Muhammad (God bless him and give him peace), the Perfect Man. It is a work in the Shama'il tradition, being a comprehensive summary of the attributes of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) focused especially on his perfections in all aspects of life: His gifts and attributes, his divine protection from error, his ethics and manners, his virtues and merits, his political and military leadership, his interaction with the Muslim community and education of them, and his Law.

It may be considered as a companion to works like the Shifa of Qadi Iyad, the Shama'il of Imam Tirmidhi, the Shama'il of Imam Abdullah Sirajuddin, and so on. Shaykh Muhammad ibn Alawi had great insight and baraka in his approach, and produced a beautiful and moving portrait of the Chosen One (peace and blessings be upon him) which would have become a classic of Islamic literature in any age it might have been written.This is the first English translation of the work.

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