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Saviours of Islamic Spirit - Tarikh-i Da'wat wa Azimat

A New Revised and Edited Translation

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Saviours of Islamic Spirit - Tarikh-i Da'wat wa Azimat

A New Revised and Edited Translation

This book, by the late Indian historian and intellectual, Shaykh Abu ’l-Hasan ‘Ali Nadwi, is a story of the ebbs and flows of this Umma; the challenges, the setbacks, and most importantly, the successes. It is a poignant story of the accomplishments, attainments, and triumphs that propelled the Umma forward. It is a story told through extraordinary figures: the revivers, men of courage, vigor, and zeal, an elect group who were graced with divine determination to safeguard the spirit of God’s religion on earth. In other words, they were the saviours of the Islamic spirit.

$16.95

This book, by the late Indian historian and intellectual, Shaykh Abu ’l-Hasan ‘Ali Nadwi, is a story of the ebbs and flows of this Umma; the challenges, the setbacks, and most importantly, the successes. It is a poignant story of the accomplishments, attainments, and triumphs that propelled the Umma forward. It is a story told through extraordinary figures: the revivers, men of courage, vigor, and zeal, an elect group who were graced with divine determination to safeguard the spirit of God’s religion on earth. In other words, they were the saviours of the Islamic spirit.

Drawing on the lives of ten of the most influential personalities of the first seven centuries of Islam, from Hasan al-Basri, ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, and Ghazali to Ibn al-Jawzi and Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi, this work offers comfort and much-needed perspective, given the current situation of Muslims around the world. It aims to inspire Muslim youth and others to virtue and love for All?h, and to provide role models of intellectual and spiritual excellence, at a time when people are looking for motivation from other sources. This history reminds us that we are not in the direst of situations.

Personalities covered

  • Hasan al-Basri
  • Ahmad ibn Hanbal
  • ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani
  • ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz
  • Abu ‘l-Hasan al-Ash’ari
  • ‘Izz al-Din ibn ‘Abd al-Salam
  • Abu ‘l-Faraj Ibn al-Jawzi
  • Abu Hamid al-Ghazali
  • Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi
  • Nur al-Din Zangi
  • The Tartars

“Few have not felt their spirits lifted by reading this book. One of the most widely-read Islamic classics of recent times.”

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

Cambridge Muslim College

Shaykh Abu ’l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Hasani Nadwi

Shaykh Abu ’l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Hasani Nadwi (1332/1914–1420/1999), affectionately known as ‘Ali Miyan, was a leading intellectual and religious scholar of contemporary India. He wrote numerous books on history, biography, and contemporary affairs concerning both the Muslim community in India and Muslims abroad. He served as rector of the Nadwat al-‘Ulama’ seminary in Lucknow for a number of years, where he also taught Qur’anic exegesis, hadith, and Arabic literature, along with history and logic. He was a founding member of Rabitat al-Adab al-Islami al-‘Alamiyya (Universal League of Islamic Literature) in 1984 and was elected chairman of the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board in 1985. A prolific writer, he penned a literary legacy of a few hundred works in both Arabic and Urdu. His works have been integrated into the curriculum in a number of universities in the Arab world. His most notable Arabic work, Ma-dha Khasir al-‘Alam bi ’nhitat al-Muslimin (What Did the World Lose by the Decline of the Muslims?), was widely acclaimed and carved a place for him in elite literary circles of the Arab world. Many of his works have since been translated into Arabic, English, Turkish, Bahasa Indonesia, Persian, and Tamil, among other languages. Karwan-i Zindagi, his eight-volume autobiography; Purane Chiragh (Ancient Lamps), comprising life sketches of contemporary personalities; his biographies of Sayyid Ahmad Shahid and Caliph ‘Ali (may Allah ennoble his countenance); and his Tarikh-i Da‘wat wa ‘Azimat (Saviours of Islamic Spirit) are seen as permanent contributions to Urdu literature. This monumental scholar passed away at the age of eighty-six on Friday 31 December 1999 (22 Ramadan 1420).

Weight 0.505 kg
Dimensions 22.4 × 15.3 × 2.2 cm
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Dimensions

6" x 9"

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ISBN

978-1-93-376413-9

Pages

282

Pub. Date

November 2015

Customer Reviews

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F.Z.

Very interesting and enlightening read for those that would like to further their knowledge in our pious predecessors and those that have come before us and kept the light of Islam alive for the future generations

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B.A.
Inspirational

Have to say, may Allah 'azza wa JAL reward the author and the translator with abundant kheir for their sincere work. The English language lacks good Islamic books like this. Really grateful for the time Mufti AbdurRahman took in translating this book and trying his best yo keep the original work of the Shaykh. Please translate the remaining volumes.

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R.S.R.
All time favourite

This is one of my all time favourites of Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi and a book I turn to whenever I need to uplift my spirits.

A must have for your bookshelf!

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H.W.
Outlook changing

I used to be big on conspiracy theories which can cause one to have a negative outlook on life. Alhamdulilah this book gives a lot of hope. Coupled with Mufti Mangera's talk on Agenda for Change Conference a few years ago, this book gave a fresh look on life. No matter how dark the world seems Allah has a plan and He's the best of planners!

I pray the other volumes of this work can also be translated for the Umma. It's a must-read for every Muslim to connect to their heritage aswell as to be inspired!

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A.B.
A thoroughly inspirational read!

This is a thoroughly inspirational work which gives fascinating account of some of the greatest figures in our tradition over the past 1400 years. Reading about these towering giants of our deen makes you realise the immense sincerity, humbleness and steadfastness with which they all served our religion. We truly owe these great men our gratitude for their great sacrifice. This book brilliantly summarises their key contribution in the way they all left their mark in our history. The book has a relaxed style of language making it easy to digest, is well researched and referenced.

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