Teacher: Shaykh BaBikir
Frequency: See teaching schedule
During this course, we will read part two of Shifa of Qadi ‘Iyad (d. 544H / 1149CE). This book is perhaps the most frequently used and commented upon handbook in which the Prophet’s peace be upon him life, his qualities and his miracles are described in every detail. Generally known by its short title, Ash-Shifa (meaning “The Healing”), this work was so highly admired throughout the Muslim world that it soon acquired a sanctity of its own.
Sections to be studied in this course
Book One: ALLAH’S PRAISE OF HIM AND HIS GREAT ESTEEM FOR HIM
Section 1: Concerning praise of him and his numerous excellent qualities.
Section 2: Allah’s describing him as a witness, and the praise/honor entailed by that.
Section 3: Concerning Allah’s kindness and gentleness to him.
Section 4: Concerning Allah’s swearing by his immense worth.
Section 5: Concerning Allah’s oath to confirm his place with Him.
Section 6: Concerning Allah’s addressing the Prophet with compassion and generosity.