Al-Arba’in on The Virtues of Sham And Its People, By Mufti Shabbir Ahmed
Sham is an area which encompasses modern day Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, parts of Northern Egypt, parts of Southern Turkey and parts of Western Iraq.
A land sanctified by the Quran itself and blessed in the prayers of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), Sham is a region of momentous importance and consequence, and is now a witness to violent convulsions and turmoil. In this indispensable collection, the author presents forty hadith about Sham, its virtues with a short commentary and biographies of the Companions who lived and died here.
Sheikh al-Hadith Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib is one of the leading scholars of the UK. He teaches the sciences of hadith, Quranic exegesis and jurisprudence at Dar al-Ulum Al-Arabiya Al-Islamia in Bury, Manchester and serves as its Grand Mufti. He studied under many distinguished scholars, most notably Sheikh al-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Yunus Jawnpuri in Saharanpur, India. He also has authorisations in the hadith sciences from Sheikh al-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Zakariyya Sahib (May Allah have mercy on him). His students include many of the leading scholars of the UK.
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