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The Final Words of the Scholars at the Onset of Death - English Translation Of Wasāyā Al-'Ulemā 'Inda Hudhur Al-Mawt

al-Hafiz Ibn Zabr al-Rabi

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The Final Words of the Scholars at the Onset of Death is an English translation of the Arabic work وَصَايَا العُلَمَاءِ عِنْدَ حُضُوْرِ الموت / Wasāyā Al-'Ulemā 'Inda Hudhur Al-Mawt, compiled by al-Ḥāfiẓ ibn Zabr al-Rabi, an erudite scholar of Hadith from the fourth century Hijri.

The author has collected in this work a moving selection of narrations regarding the final moments of the Prophets, Companions and the scholars from amongst the early generations. Provided through this are their final testaments, words of wisdom and reflections at the coming of death.


Title: The Final Words of the Scholars at the Onset of Death - English Translation Of وَصَايَا العُلَمَاءِ عِنْدَ حُضُوْرِ / Wasāyā Al-'Ulemā 'Inda Hudhur Al-Mawt
Author: al-Hafiz Ibn Zabr al-Rabi
Translator: Adnan Karim
Publisher: Dar Al-Arqam - UK
Pages: 140
Volumes: 1
Size:  15.1 cm x 21.6 cm - A5 Size
Binding: Paperback
Edition Number: 1st
Year Of Publication:
Weight:  0.20 kg


Al-Dhahabī said in Tadhkirat al-Ḥuffāẓ: “[He was] the erudite hāfiẓ and author Abū Sulaymān, the muḥaddith of Damascus and the son of its judge. Ibn Zabr said, ‘Abū Jaʿfar al-Ṭaḥāwī reviewed some of the work I authored, and he became impressed. He said to me, ‘O Abū Sulaymān, those of your ilk (i.e. the ḥadith scholars) are the chemists and those of our ilk (i.e. the fiqh scholars) are the doctors.’’”

Al-Kattānī said: “Many narrated from him and he dictated in the Jāmiʿ Masjid. He was a thiqah narrator, noble and dependable. He authored a book entitled al-Wafiyāt which was famous on the tongues. Abū Naṣr ibn al-Jabbān related that Ibn Zabr told him that he saw Allah, the Exalted, during his sleep and he mentioned that he saw just a light.”

ʿAbd al-Ḥay ibn al-ʿAmād al-Ḥanbalī said in Shadharāt al-Dhahab: “The deaths of 379h: From them was Abū Sulaymān ibn Zabr, he was a muḥaddith, a ḥāfiẓ, a thiqah narrator and a highly revered individual. He authored a number of beneficial works.”




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