ABOUT THE BOOK:
al-Khasa'is al-Kubra is a book written by the Egyptian writer and scholar Imam Jalal al-Din Al-Suyuti (1445–1505 CE), a distinguished Islamic scholar. The book deals with the miracles attributed to prophet Muhammad ﷺ. The book is divided into two parts. The first part basically describes the various miraculous and extraordinary events related and attributed to Muhammad. These include events before his birth up to the Tabuk expedition. Notable among the miracles described in the first part of this book are:
- Events preceding his birth,
- Events during his birth,
- Events during his trip to Syria at age 12,
- Quran as ultimate miracle,
- Isra and Mi'raj,
- Splitting of the moon,
- events during the Battle of the Trench,
This book is an authoritative book on the subject. Laden with traditions of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ from reliable books of Hadiths. The book brings to light some most overlooked and neglected aspects of his life related to his noble miracles and specialities that no one in the entire human history has ever achieved. The books starts with extraordinary events that took place both in Makkah and around the world before and at and after the birth of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ followed by extraordinary events throughout the first 40 years in the life of Prophet Muhammad before God made him His last Prophet to the entire humanity till the end of time followed by extraordinary events throughout the prophetic part of his life till his death. This book is also a compendium of Prophetic traditions illuminating often hidden aspects of Prophet Muhammad's life.
This print is an abridged or shortened from the Mawdu'at, Isra'iliyat and or extreme weak Ahadith. They have also removed repetitive ahadith and mentioned where to refer to for removed hadith or statement. Also there is a Takhrij on the Ahadith mentioned therein.
ABOUT IMAM AL-SUYUTI:
He is Abu al-Faḍl ‘Abd al-Raḥman ibn Abi Bakr ibn Muḥammad Jalal al-Din al-Khuḍayri al-Suyuti was an Egyptian religious scholar, juristic expert and teacher, and one of the most prolific Arab writers of the Middle Ages, whose works deal with Islamic theology. In 1486, he was appointed to a chair in the mosque of Baybars in Cairo. He adhered to the Shafi'i Madhab and is one of the latter-day authorities of the Shafi'i School, considered to be one of the Ashabun-Nadhar (Assessors) whose degree of ijtihad is agreed upon. An alternative spelling of his name is Jalaluddin.
Al-Suyuti was born on 3 October 1445 AD / 1 Rajab 849 AH in Cairo, Egypt. His mother was Circassian and his father was of Persian origin, while Al-Suyuti says that his ancestors came from Al-Khudayriyya in Baghdad. His family moved to Asyut in Mamluk Egypt, hence the nisba "Al-Suyuti". Al-Suyuti's father taught Shafi'i law at the Mosque and Khanqah of Shaykhu in Cairo, but died when Al-Suyuti was 5 or 6 years old. Al-Suyuti studied various subjects, including: Shafi'i and Hanafi jurisprudence, traditions (hadith), exegesis (tafsir), theology, history, rhetoric, philosophy, philology, arithmetic, timekeeping (miqat) and medicine. He started teaching Shafi'i jurisprudence at the age of 18, at the same mosque as his father did. In 1486, Sultan Qaitbay appointed Al-Suyuti shaykh at the Khanqah of Baybars II, a Sufi lodge. Al-Suyuti himself was a Sufi of the Shadhili order.
At one point, Al-Suyuti was named the Mujaddid of the 9th century AH. He also claimed to have become a Mujtahid (someone with the authority to personally interpret sources in order to give legal statements) in jurisprudence, hadith studies, and Arabic language. This caused friction with scholars and ruling officials, and after a quarrel over the finances of the Sufi lodge, he retreated to the island of Rawda in 1501. Al-Suyuti has written about diverse subjects in many works, over 700 according to the Dalil makhtutat al-Suyuti ("Directory of al-Suyuti's manuscripts"), although numbers vary from over 500 to 981 according to a study from 1995. However, some of his works are just short pamphlets, including legal opinions. The first book he wrote was Sharh Al-Isti'aadha wal-Basmalah in 866H, when he was seventeen years old. Ibn Imad writes: "Most of his works become world famous right in his lifetime. His ability to write was phenomenal. His student Dawudi says: "I was with the Shaykh Suyuti once, and he wrote three volumes on that day. He used to dictate annotations on Hadith, and answer my objections at the same time. He was the most knowledgeable scholar in his time of the Hadith and associated sciences, knowledge of the narrators including the uncommon ones, the text of the hadith Matn, its chain of narrators isnad, the derivation of ruling from Hadith. He has himself told me, that he had memorized One Hundred Thousand Hadith."
Al-Suyuti listed 283 of his own works in Ḥusn al-muḥaḍarah. In addition to the topic of religion, al-Suyuti wrote about medicine as well. Like the medicinal works of Abu al-Faraj ibn al-Jawzi, al-Suyuti's book was almost exclusively based on Prophetic medicine rather than a synthesis of both Islamic and Greek medicine like the works of Al-Dhahabi. Al-Suyuti's work focused primarily on diet and natural remedies for both serious ailments such as rabies and smallpox and simple conditions such as headaches and nosebleeds; he also touched on the toic of the cosmology behind the principles of medical ethics.
Some of his more famous works were:
Tafsir al-Jalalayn تفسير الجلالين, "Commentary of the Two Jalals"); a Qur'anic exegesis written by Al-Suyuti and his teacher Jalal al-Din al-Mahalli.
Al-Itqān fi ‘Ulum Al-Qur’an (translated into English as The Perfect Guide to the Sciences of the Qur'an,
Al-Tibb al Nabawi الطب النبوي, "Prophetic medicine")
Al-Jaami' al-Kabir الجامع الكبير
Al-Jaami' al-Saghir الجامع الصغير
Dur al-Manthur درالمنثور in Tafsir
Tadrib al-Rawi تدريب الراوي both in hadith terminology
Tarikh al-khulafa; History of the Caliphs
The Khalifas who took the right way, a partial translation of the History of the Caliphs, covering the first four Rashidun caliphs and Hasan ibn 'Ali
Tabaqat al-huffaz, an appendix to al-Dhahabi's Tadhkirat al-Hufaz,
Nuzhat al-julasāʼ fī ashʻār al-nisāʼ نزهة الجلساء في أشعار النساء
Al-Khasais-ul-Kubra, which discusses the miracles of Islamic prophet Muhammad
Al-Suyuti died on 18 October 1505.