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The Beacon of Basra : Etiquette, Wisdom and Ascetism Of Hasan Al-Basri : English Translation Of آداب الحسن البصري وزهده ومواعظه

Ibn al-Jawzi

Dar As-Sunnah (UK)
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There are many individuals who left a profound mark in Islam's history; few however, combined within them virtues and qualities that are rarely found in one person. Such was Abu Sa'eed Al-Hasan Al-Basri, the Tabi'i, the Imam of elevated rank, the exegete of the Quran, the jurist, the one known for immense worship and given to much asceticism and reflection. Abundant knowledge has been gathered and preserved and passed down the centuries through him.

It is enough of a testimony to appreciate the status of Al-Hasan than the words of the famous Companion, Abdullah ibn 'Umar al-Khattab who said, "Had the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhe Wassalam) met Al-Hasan, he would have been pleased with him."

Every work written on the character of Al-Hasan attests to his close resemblance and likeness to that of a Sahabi in terms of his manners and etiquette and worldly outlook. In this short work penned by Ibn Al-Jawzi, he highlights certain aspects of Al-Hasan's life, his morals and the words of deep wisdom and contemplation he is known for.

Readers will no doubt, be moved by Al-Hasan's scattered gems and be inspired to evaluate life's priorities and renew their own commitments.

Title: The Beacon of Basra: Etiquette, Wisdom and Ascetism Of Hasan Al-Basri
Author: Ibn al-Jawzi
Publisher: Daar-Us-Sunnah (UK)
Pages: 159
Volumes: 1
Size:  15 cm x 21 cm
Binding: Paperback
Edition Number: 1st
Year Of Publication:
Weight:  0.24 kg


The author, Ibn al-Jawzi (d. 597 AH) was a learned scholar possessing extensive knowledge. He was an erudite scholar of the Hanbali madhab. While still young, he became known as someone who was religious and given to learning. He would not waste his time in idle activities and would scrupulously avoid any food whose source was doubtful. He was a great preacher and his fame was widespread; many people repented and accepted Islam at his hands. He was a prolific writer and authored over one thousand works encompassing a multitude of Islamic disciplines and sciences. 



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