Saturday, April 23, 2011

Life of Companions - Part I

Allah Most High has made a promise to protect the Holy Qur-an. That is well known. Another thing that is well known is that Allah Most High made extraordinary arrangements to protect Traditions. And Islam in general. The edifice of Religion is built on reverence of pious predecessors. After the Prophet(AS) the Companions (RA) are the most venerable among the rows of the pious. Our Elders realized that we are not that familiar with the life of the Companions as we should be. To fulfill this gap was written the now famous book called The Life of Companions (Hayat-us-Sahaba) by Hazrat Maulana Yusuf Sahab Kandhalwi (RA). It has a preface by Maulana Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (RA). The original book is in Arabic and the Urdu translation was done by Maulana Ahsan-ul-Haq Sahab (DB).

The five Chapters of Volume I are:
(1) Invitation and Call (Dawah)
(2) Migration (Hijrah)
(3) Support (Nusrat)
(4) Striving (Mujahidah)
(5) Bravery of Companions (RA)