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Necklaces of Gems: A Biography of Shaikh Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani
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Author: Shaykh Muhammed Ibn Yahya At-Tadifi/Muhtar Holland
Publisher: Al-Baz Publishing
Pages: 603 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
by Shaikh Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Tadifi.
A Biography of Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (may Allah be well pleased with
him), on the Marvelous Exploits of the Crown of the Saints, the Treasure-trove of
the Pure, the Sultan of the Awliya', the Sublime Qutb, Shaikh Muhyi'd-din 'Abd
Table of Contents
His birth (may Allah be well pleased with him).
His studies (may Allah be well pleased with him).
His entering the service of his Shaikh. The Shaikhs he met.
His arrival in Baghdad.
Repentance of highway robbers at his hands.
His sojourn in the deserts and ruins.
His friendship with Sh. Hammad ad-Dabbas.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) spits in his mouth. His walking on air.
His pupils and his intercession for them.
What he said about al-Hallaj.
Jews and Christians embrace Islam at his hands.
The Sultan's opposition to him.
His saying: "My foot is on the neck of every Saint of Allah."
Increase of the Tigris in his days.
The jinn obey his orders.
The jurists examine him.
His conversation with the serpent.
What has been handed down concerning his mediation (may Allah be well
pleased with him).
Consensus concerning those who have powers of life and death.
His giving of legal opinions according to the Shafi'i and Hanbali schools.
His supplications (may Allah be well pleased with him).
Mention of his wives (may Allah be well pleased with him).
Mention of his children (may Allah be well pleased with him).
Mention of his grandchildren (may Allah be well pleased with him).
History of this composition.
Mention of his offspring in Hama.
His offspring in the village of Ya'u in the district of Aleppo.
His offspring in Cairo / in Baghdad.
Destruction of the zawiya ('convent') in Baghdad.
Sultan Sulaiman orders the rebuilding of the Baghdad zawiya.
His sermons in sessions [majalis]; his exhortations.
His words concerning the Supreme Name of Allah.
Eulogy of him by Shaikh Ahmad ar-Rifa'i.
Withdrawal of the barbarians from Baghdad at his command.
His performing the dawn prayer with the ablution of the night prayer.
Marvels of the Shaikhs who praised him, including:
Sh. Abu Bakr ibn Hawara?
Sh. Muhammad ash-Shanbaki
Sh. Abu'l-Wafa' Muhammad Kakis
Sh. Hammad ad-Dabbas
Sh. 'Azzaz ibn Mustawdi'
Sh. Mansur al-Bata'ihi / Sayyid Ahmad ar-Rifa'i
Sh. 'Adi ibn Musafir
Sh. 'Ali ibn al-Hiti
Sh. Abu Ya'z al-Maghribi
Sh. Maslama as-Saruji
Sh. 'Uqayl al-Manbaji
Sh. 'Ali ibn Wahb ar-Rabi'i
Sh. Musa az-Zuwali
Sh. RASLAN AD-DIMASHQI
Sh. Abu'l-Najib as-Suhrawardi
Sh. Abu Muhammand ibn 'Abd al-Basri
Sh. Abu'l-Hasan al-Jawsaqi
Benefit of supplications answered
Sh. 'Abd al-Rahman at-Tafsunji
Sh. Baqa ibn Batu
Sh. Abu Sa'id al-Filawi
Sh. Matar al-Badhirani
Sh. Majid al-Kurdi
Sh. Abu Madyan al-Maghribi
Sh. Abu'l-Barakat Sakhr
Sh. Abu'l-Mafakhir 'Adi ibn Abi'l-Barakat
Sh. Yusuf al-Hamadani
Sh. Shihab ad-Din 'Umar as-Suhrawardi
Sh. Jakir al-Kurdi
Sh. 'Uthman al-Qurashi
Sh. Suwayd as-Sanjari
Sh. Hayat ibn Qays al-Harrani
Sh. Abu 'Uthman ibn Marzuq al-Bata'ihi
Sh. Muhammad an-Na''al
Sh. Qudayb al-Ban al-Mawsili
Sh. 'Umar ibn Mas'ud al-Bazzaz
Sh. Makarim an-Nahr Khalisi
Sh. Khalifa an-Nahr Malaki
Sh. 'Abdullah Muhammad al-Qurashi
Useful remedy against dyspepsia
Sh. Ibrahim al-A'zab
Sh. 'Ali ibn Idris al-Ya'qubi
Sh. 'Abdullah al-Jubba'i
Sh. Abu'l-Hasan 'Ali as-Sabbagh
Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir's Birthday
Conclusion of the Book with mention of some of his marvelous exploits.
Eulogy of him by 'Izz ad-Din ibn 'Abd as-Salam
Eulogy of him by al-Yafi'i in his History
His sitting to give advice in the year 251.
Eulogy of him by Muhyi'd-din an-Nawawi
Ode in his praise by Qadi Abu Bakr.