Healing by the recognition of the Rights of
the Chosen One salla-Allahu `aleyhi wa sallam
By Al-Qadi `iadh ibn Musa Al-Yahsubi As-Sabti Al-Maliki
English translation by Lalla Aisha Abdarrahman Bewley
It is related that a woman said to `A´isha, "Show me the grave of the
Messenger of Allah" She showed it to her and the woman wept until she died. Such was
the love of the early muslims to the Messenger of Allah salla-Allahu `aleyhi
Allahumma salli `ala sayidina Muhammad `abdika wa rasulika an-nabiy
al ´umiy wa `ala aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallim
Ashifa´ was the second most spread book in the muslim world.
As the title indicates, the way to healing goes through the
recognition of the rights of the Messenger of Allah salla-Allahu `aleyhi wa
sallam and by following him and emulating his behaviour (i.e. following his sunna) salla-Allah ´aleyhi wa sallam .
Although, the book was written in Morroco it was spread arround the whole muslim world.
The `ulemas and Imams in the whole muslim
world were used to be teach the book in to the masses in most of the mosques
intil quite recently. It is reported that the wages of the `ulema responssible
for teaching ash-shifa´ were higher than the wages of other `ulema who taught
other books. This is shows the great honour given to the content of the book,
which deals with the rights of our beloved guide and master salla-Allahu
`aleyhi wa sallam.
The book definitely desearves its title and you will surely agree with me after reading some parts
of it. You will feel your heart healling throught just reading the book.
I wish you a nice reading and 'may Allah illuminate my heart and your heart
with the lights of certainty! May He show you and me the kindness which He
bestowed' on His sincere servants. Amin.
Preface of Qadi `Iad