Al-Shifa bi Ta'rif Huquq al-Mustafa

The cover of an ash-Shifa, 15th century

Al-Shifa bi Ta'rif Huquq al-Mustafa, (Arabic: الشفا بتعريف حقوق المصطفى‎, The Remedy by the Recognition of the Rights of the Chosen One [Muhammad]), of Qadi Ayyad (d. 544H / 1149CE) is perhaps the most frequently used and commented upon handbook in which Muhammad's life, his qualities and his miracles are described in every detail. Generally known by its short title, ash-Shifa or al-Shifa (The Healing), this work was so highly admired throughout the Muslim world that it soon acquired a sanctity of its own, for it is said, "If al-Shifa is found in a house, this house will not suffer any harm... when a sick person reads it or it is recited to him, Allah will restore his health."[1]

Ash-Shifa remains one of the most commentated books of Islam after the Sahih's of Muhammad al-Bukhari and Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj. Commentaries and partial explanations written on al-Shifa include:

  • Majlis fi khatmi Kitab al-Shifa' bi taʿrif huquq al-Muṣṭafá by Shams al-Din Muhammad ibn ʿAbdullah ibn Muhammad al-Qaysi al-Dimashqi.
  • al-Intihad fi khatmi al-Shifa' li-ʿIyad by al-Sakhawi.
  • Nasim al-Riyad fi sharh Shifa' li-Qadi ʿIyad in 4 volumes by Shihab al-Din al-Khafaji.
  • Sharh al-Shifa' li-al-Qadi ʿAyyad in 2 volumes by Ali al-Qari.
  • Manahil as-safa fi takhrij Ahadith al-Shifa by al-Suyuti.
  • Al-Shifāʾ bīTaʾrif Ḥuqūq al-Muṣṭafá and al-ʿAta fī Maʿrifa al-Muṣṭafá (4 volumes) by Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.
  • al-Madad al-ʿIyad by al-Shaykh Hasan al-ʿAdawi al-Hamzawi.
  • Mazil al-Khafa' ʿan alfaz al-Shifa by al-ʿAllama Taqi al-Din Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Hasan al-Shamsi al-Tamimi al-Dari al-Hanafi.
  • al-Muqtafa fi hal alfaz al-Shifa' by al-ʿAllama Burhan al-Din Ibrahim ibn Muhammad ibn Khalil al-Halabi Sibt ibn al-ʿAjami.

Ash-Shifa has been translated into numerous languages such as English,[2] Turkish,[3] and Urdu.[4]

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  1. ^ ʿA'isha Bint ʿAbdurrahman Bewley, Muhammad Messenger of Allah: ash-Shifa' of Qadi ʿIyad (Granada: Madinah Press, 1992)
  2. ^ Muhammad Messenger of Allah (Ash-Shifa) English translation by Aisha Abdarrahman Bewley and published by Madinah Press Granada, Spain.
  3. ^ Archive.org: Şifa-i Şerif
  4. ^ An Urdu translation has been published by `Abd al-Tawwab Academy, Pakistan: Multan.