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A Portrait of the Prophet Ash-Shama'il al-Muhammadiyya

Imam Muhammad ibn Isa al-Tarmidhi, Muhtar Holland (tr.)

Paperback, in Arabic and English

9781887752930

 

The  Kitab  al-Shama'il  of  Abu Isa Muhammad  b. Isa Sawra  at-Tirmidhi (d. 297/892) has provided scholars, spiritual seekers, and more generally all those who love the Prophet with a living portrait of the one described in the Qur’an as exemplifying the most noble character (Qur’an 68:4). The Shama'il is a collection of 297 hadith presented under 55 chapter headings specifically dealing with the personal life of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. as seen by his contemporaries.