Path of Muhammad

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  1. Abu Ibraheem

    Abu Ibraheem Guest

    Salamun alaykum
    no worries, theres ikhtilaaf from classical scholars upon this.
    Thus allowed or can be avoided, whatever feels right to you.
  2. SA01

    SA01 Veteran

    Well, I have to say that I am reading this book again for the second time! It is an absolute treasure that highlights the intense beauty and refinement in the character of Rasul-e-Akram, Ahmed-e-Mujtaba, Rehmatalil-Aalimeen, Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam!

    This book is a fantastic example for all Muslims, portraying essential wisdom that is a must in every household.


    I have one question though and if anyone has this book, or has read it, perhaps they could shed light on it:

    Chapter 20 -The Use of the Tongue (Unconscious Speech), p257 states:
    'Neither is it proper to pray to God saying ''for the sake of Your Prophet'', rather say ''for the sake of Your love of Your Prophet.'' The reason being given is that Prophets are also God's creations, and none of the created have any rights over the Creator, which I understand.

    But, I am having difficulty in grasping/coming to terms with this point -I may be having a 'dense' day:). In my supplications to date, I have always used the waseelah of Hazoor-e-Paak Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam in such a manner, ie, 'for the sake of Your Beloved Rasul/Prophet' -or other Wali etc. I suppose I have never given it any thought......

    This statement suggests that I have unconsciously been using inappropriate words........or is there something more to the explanation which I am not quite getting?

  3. Abu Ibraheem

    Abu Ibraheem Guest

    shipping should only take a week.
  4. SA01

    SA01 Veteran

    Thanks for the certainly did catch my eye for a reason. But it'll be a long wait (abt 1 month) before I get the book.....shipping takes time :-(
  5. Abu Ibraheem

    Abu Ibraheem Guest

    Salamun 'alaykum

    My Shaykh gave me this book. It is very good al hamdu Lillah although the referencing and the cover can be improved. I got some big black pen stains on mine where my shaykh scriblled over the picture in marker.. i could not help my curiousity and went to find out why. I suggest buying this book as it contains great benefits , also it contains the wasiyah of the Imam, which also holds benefit.

    Inshaallah more encourgement should be given to Abd us Samad Clarke to complete his translation of al-Ibreez.
  6. sherkhan

    sherkhan Veteran

    This book has been recently translated into English as "Birgivi's Manual Interpreted: Complete Fiqh of Menstruation & Related Issues". It can be found here.
  7. SA01

    SA01 Veteran

    Excellent. Thanks for this bros. Thought it was best to get an opinion on it b4 purchase.

    It's on order as we speak :)
  8. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    a book of sermon, at-tariqah al-muhammadiyyah, is by muhammad ibn pir ali who is better known as birgivi [d.981 AH]

    there are three chapters in it.
    the first has three sections:
    - on holding fast unto the book of Allah and the sunnah of RasulAllah sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam
    - on bid'ah
    - on moderation
    the second chapter has also three sections:
    - on the rectification of belief
    - on knowledge that is meant for something else [which is of three kinds]
    - on piety [taqwa - and this is of three kinds; and the third kind has 9 types]
    -the third chapter on things imagined to be piety but actually which are not; this has also three sections:
    - on excessive fastidiousness in the matters of purity and cleanliness [taharah]
    - on abstaining from partaking food presented by people who earn salaries and grants [from sultans and governments]
    - on actions that are innovations and heresy.
    there are many exegesis on this; a turkish translation was made by his grandson [the original is in arabic].

    from kashf az-zunun.

    shaykh muhammad al-khadimi has written a sharh titled al-bariqah.

    imam abdu'l ghani an-nablusi, the great hanafi jurist has written an exegesis titled al-hadiqah an-nadiyyah sharh at-tariqah al-muhammadiyyah. in the preface he says: [he also says birkili instead of birkivi or birgivi]
    this is an exotic book in which he has combined the articles of fiqh/jurisprudence with the stations of ascetism; points of faith with esoteric points of academia...
    imam birgivi [birkivi in arabic] was one of the notable hanafi imams at the threshold of the first (islamic) millenium [921-981 AH]. he has many works and one of the very important ones is dhukhr al-muta-ahhilin wa'n nisa'a fi ta'rifi al-at'hari wa'd dima'a [a treasure for married men and women describing the days of purity and blood - a treatise on the hanafi positions on issues related to menstruation and puerperium].

    imam ibn abidin has written a fine gloss on this book titled: manhal al-waridin min bihari faydi dhukhr al-muta'ahhilin.
  9. :as:

    I think I have it at home but I have not read it yet; I definitely recall browsing through it in bookshops and it seemed v good -- a Sunni look at the Prophet's life and special qualities.

    Translated from Turkish I believe...
  10. SA01

    SA01 Veteran

    Has anyone read this book by Imam Birgivi? What's the author and book like? Any reviews?

    Path of Muhammad: A Book on Islamic Morals and Ethics (Spiritual Classics): A Book on Islamic Morals and Ethics (Spiritual Classics)

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