Al-Shama'il al-Muhammadiyya is the most famous collection of narrations (415 hadiths altogether) detailing the beauty and personality of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Commonly referred to as 'The Shama'il', and compiled by the prolific Imam al-Tirmidhi, this perennial masterpiece was arguably the most popular book in the Muslim world for 1000 years; second only to the Quran. This book is a new translation - the best in English - with nearly 1000 footnotes of commentary!
Each copy will instill love, respect, and yearning into your heart for the Messenger of Allah ﷺ. The Shama’il al-Muhammadiyya of Imam al-Tirmidhi presents us detailed descriptions of the moral, physical and spiritual qualities of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. The perfections that Allah bestowed upon the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ encompass every aspect of his blessed being: his outward physical form, his senses, his internal form and his inner beauty. The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is the most perfect embodiment of created beauty and form, and he is unsurpassed in his perfections. No one can rival or outstrip him in any laudable quality or trait. He knows Allah as He should be known. He fears Allah as He should be feared. He loves Allah as He should be loved. Understanding the Shama’il is absolutely critical to any proper understanding of Islam, for it details the qualities of the message-bearer, which fundamentally alters how we understand the message he brought.
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The youth study book, “Shama’il of the Prophet Muhammad” has been written for students aged 11-16 to aid them in their study of the unique character and person of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. The contents of the book bring together, in an engaging and accessible manner, the essentials from the classical commentaries on this great tradition – bridging the gap created by language and the ages between modern students and Islam’s great tradition.
The study book guides the student through discussions on sirah, hadith, Arabic, tafsir and reverential poetry. Suitable for both personal study and as a class text, it is certain to match the needs of the young student.
Developed by a team of Islamic scholars & experienced schoolteachers - including the editor & one of the translators of IGI's landmark edition of Al-Shama'il Al-Muhammadiyya - this textbook-style study guide is designed for youth ages 11-16. We've been told that older or younger children benefit as well.
132 pages, paperback
This book is suitable for use either independently or in a classroom setting.
Each chapter is dedicated to a particular characteristic, closely following the format of the original Arabic Shama’il text, and begins with a translation of ahadith
Warm-up questions that engage students in ideas related to the chapter’s theme so that they can begin considering their own lives and values in light of the Prophetic way
Arabic vocabulary and key concepts appear in bold with their meanings provided in the Key Words section
Illustrative photographs to enhance learning
Assessment questions allow students to develop their comprehension and apply critical thinking skills in examining the Shama’il and Sunna of the Prophet
Developed by a team of traditional Islamic scholars and experienced school teachers
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