Abdul Aziz Suraqah, Mohammed Aslam (translation and notes)
Hardback, Arabic and English
415 Hadiths on the Beauty and Perfection of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.
Al-Shama'il al-Muhammadiyya is the most famous collection of narrations detailing the moral, physical, and spiritual perfections of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. Commonly referred to as 'The Shama'il' and compiled by the prolific Imam al-Tirmidhi, this perennial masterpiece connects hearts to the Prophet's blessed being. The Shama'il generously invites us to experience the most detailed and exquisite qualities of the message-bearer – the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. This knowledge fundamentally alters, informs, and orients our understanding of the Message he brought.
"In the troubled days that the Umma is living through, al-Shama'il al-Muhammadiyya is a letter to this now orphaned community. Cut off from recognising its Prophet s.a.w., his sublime character and values, it has precipitated its own decline, destitute and devoid of meaning, dishonouring his teachings at every turn and in doing so becoming helplessly vulnerable to the unrelenting vicissitudes of time and the mundane realm... al-Shama'il al-Muhammadiyya should be a constant companion, frequented and studied until the memory of the generous Prophet s.a.w. becomes imprinted on the heart and mind, providing clarity and surety on the path to Allah." - Ruzwan Mohammed, Director iSyllabus