Light in the Heavens: Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (Library of Arabic Literature #40) (Paperback)

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Humanitarian lessons and practical insights from the prophet of Islam

The words of Muhammad, messenger of God and prophet of Islam, have a special place in the hearts of his followers. Wielding an authority second only to the Qur'an, they are cited by scholars in a vast array of disciplines--including law, theology, metaphysics, poetry, grammar, history, and medicine--and are quoted by Muslims to one another in their daily lives.

Light in the Heavens by al-Qadi al-Quda'i, a Sunni judge in the Fatimid court in Egypt, is an outstanding example of a compilation of these sayings, known as hadiths, that circulated orally and were later assembled and written down. From North Africa to India, generations have used Light in the Heavens as a teaching text for children as well as adults, and many of its 1,200 sayings are familiar to individuals of diverse denominations and ethnicities. For Muslims--who consider Muhammad's teachings the fount of wisdom and the beacon of guidance in all things, mundane and sublime--these sayings provide a direct window into the inspired vision of one of the most influential humans to have walked the Earth.

An English-only edition.

About the Author


al-Qāḍī al-Quḍāʿī (Author) Al-Qāḍī al-Quḍāʿī (d. 454/1062) was a Sunni jurist, a scholar of hadiths and history, and a senior government official of the Fatimid dynasty in Cairo. Bishop Paul Hinder (Foreword by) Bishop Paul Hinder from Switzerland is the Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia, responsible for all the Catholics in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen, resident in Abu Dhabi since 2004. Tahera Qutbuddin (Translator) Tahera Qutbuddin is Professor of Arabic Literature at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Arabic Oration: Art and Function.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781479864485
ISBN-10: 147986448X
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication Date: November 5th, 2019
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Library of Arabic Literature