The Beacon of Basra Etiquette, Wisdom, and Asceticism of Hasan al-Basri By Imam Ibn Jawzi (d. 597 AH)

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The Beacon of Basra  Etiquette, Wisdom, and Asceticism of Hasan al-Basri  By Imam Ibn Jawzi (d. 597 AH)

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 Qur'an, 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 peace and blessings be upon him 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 (Companion of the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him) 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.

About The Author 

Ibn al-Jawzi

Ibn al-Jawzi was a prolific author of over seven hundred books.

He was the author of a vast number of works of which several have been printed in recent times. He was famous as a preacher and the traveller Ibn Jubair gives an enthusiastic account of two of his sermons heard in Baghdad.

He was born in 509/510 AH in the city of Baghdad and grew up studying under the leading scholars of the time, He also was noted for his scholarship in the fields of history, linguistics, Tafseer and fiqh. 

In fact, he became the leading scholar of the Hanbali Madhab of his time and played an important role in reviving and spreading it, especially after he becomes a favourite of the Abbasid Caliph, al Mustadi

Ibn al-Jawzi was severely tried towards the end of his life when his criticism of Shaykh `Abd al-Qadir al-Gilani - his senior of forty years - led to accusations made against him to the Sultan al-Nasir by the Shaykh's children and supporters.  

He was taken from Baghdad to the city of Wasit where he remained imprisoned for five years.

Ibn al-Jawzi passed away in 597 AH,  two years after his release from Imprisonment

About The Publisher

Dar as-Sunnah 

All praise is due to Allah the Most High and may the peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad, his family and his Companions.

With the grace of Allah, the Most Exalted, In 1998 Dar as-Sunnah Publishers established itself as a private publishing business enterprise. The first book published by Dar as-Sunnah was in 1999. Dar as-Sunnah humble beginnings started from a bedroom and then developed into an International company. At Dar as-Sunnah they take every care in producing works of high quality, this has been their hallmark, where no effort is spared when it comes to publications; they undertake this noble and sacred task with utmost diligence, but perfection is only with Allah.

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Dar as-Sunnah has produced translations of works of great importance to the Islamic faith both from classical sources of Islamic heritage and works of contemporary authors. All of their publications have an over arching principle of carrying the message of the Qur’an and the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him), which has been at the centre of our published works, from the very beginning. With this balanced approach in mind we hope to develop an understanding of Islam to Muslims and non-Muslims alike, as well academics and those undertaking Islamic studies in various educational institutions though out the world.

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Some of the  works consist of series of books of various well known Islamic authorities of the early period of Islam, to name a few Imam Ibn Jawzi, Imam Ibn Taymiyyah, Imam Ibn Qayyuim and Imam Ibn Rajab.

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Additional Product Information

  • ISBN 13: 978-190433-66-17
  • ISBN 10:  1904336617
  • ISBN:  9781904336617
  • SKU 2: TIS
  • SKU 3:  9781904336617
  • SKU 4:  9781904336617
  • MPN:  3661
  • ASIN:  9781904336617
  • EAN: 3661
  • REF.NO: 24018
  • Product Code ID: 24018
  • Author: Imam Ibn Al Qaqyyim Al Jawziyyah 
  • Edited and illustrated By: Imam Ibn Al Qaqyyim Al Jawziyyah 
  • Translated By: Imam Ibn Al Qaqyyim Al Jawziyyah 
  • Publisher: Dar As-Sunnah Publishers
  • Imprint: Dar As-Sunnah Publishers
  • Cover: Paperback / Softcover / Paperboard / Softbound
  • Format: Paperback / Softcover / Paperboard / Softbound
  • Binding: Paperback / Softcover / Paperboard / Softbound
  • Pages: 160
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Size:14x22 cm
  • Dimensions: 14x22 cm
  • Weight: 320g
  • Age Range: Adults, Teens 
  • Genre: BiographiesSeerah / Shama'il Tareekh (History)  
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