The Heavenly Dispute - English Translation Of "Ikhtiyar al-Awla Sharh Ikhtisam al-Mala' al-A'la"Dar As-Sunnah (UK)
The Heavenly Dispute is an English translation of the classical work Ikhtiyar al-Awla Sharh Ikhtisam al-Mala' al-A'la by Imam Al-Hafidh Ibn Rajab
This work is an important commentary on the noble hadith of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhe Wassalam) that was recorded in the collection of Jami' at-Tirmidhi relating the dispute among the chief Angels of the Highest Heaven. The dispute arose about deeds that expiate sin and raise a person's rank in the Hereafter.
The Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhe Wassalam) said of this hadith, "Indeed, it is the truth, so study and learn it." Therefore, it is necessary for every Muslim to take extra keen interest in learning its lessons, understanding its values and applying its highly prized recommendations.
The author beautifully explains the hadith in details and highlights the importance of enacting righteous deeds by which Allah wipes out with them, sins and wrongdoings, while elevating a person to higher degrees on the Day of Judgment. The hadith also comprises great supplications that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhe Wassalam) was given in the lofty encounter with his Lord; all of which occurred when he all of a sudden felt drowsy until asleep overtook him during the night prayer.
He additionally discuses concepts of dreams and miracles, the excellence of ablution and performing it well, performing prayer in congregation, the night prayer, walking to the Masjid, feeding the poor and one's neighbours, right etiquette in speaking, having humility and contentment, enjoining the love of Allah and increasing it for purpose of drawing closer to Him.
This work motivates people to go beyond fulfilling their roles as Muslims by not taking seemingly smaller actions for granted. The spiritual dimension to these actions will add to the aspirations in our increased servitude to Allah. Every Muslim is therefore, in need of this precious advice that aims to leave a lasting positive impact on all those who come to embrace its contents.
Title: The Heavenly Dispute - English Translation Of "Ikhtiyar al-Awla Sharh Ikhtisam al-Mala' al-A'la"
Author: Al-Hafidh Ibn Rajab
Publisher: Dar As-Sunnah (UK)
Size: 15 cm x 21 cm
Edition Number: 1st
Year Of Publication: 2018
Weight: 0.25 kg
Imam Al-Hafidh Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali (d. 795 AH) was a scholar praised extensively for his vast knowledge, asceticism and expertise in the Hanbali school of Islamic Jurisprudence as well as in hadith and its related sciences. His writings, gatherings and sermons were full of blessings and he was loved by all. He has written numerous monographs explaining individual hadiths of which this is one, a series of which is currently published by Dar As-Sunnah Publishers (UK) .