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Duration: 2hr 16min

Tutor: Dr Musharraf Hussain al Azhari

Objectives of the study:

  • To understand the grand status and high esteem bestowed on the Messenger.
  • To learn the responsibilities towards the beloved Messenger.
  • To develop the commitment to love and follow his amazing lifestyle fully.

What’s covered:

  • An explanation of the title, biography of Qadi Iyad, the scholars’ view
  • Methodology of the study: Using critical thinking skills for the study of Ash-Shifa
  • Contents and organisation of Ash-Shifa


This seminar will motivate you to study the Seerah enthusiastically and appreciate the Prophetic role model. It will encourage you to read this amazing book and learn about the true greatness of the Messenger. This seminar is a brief introduction to the book Ash-Shifa by Qadi Iyad.

This famous 6th-century (Hijri) classical text titled ‘Ash-Shifa’ is widely accepted as the best, most comprehensive and most important book about the Messenger of Allah. Its full Arabic title is ‘Ash-Shifa bi-Tarif Huquq Mustafa’, which means  “Healing by the Recognition of the Rights of the Chosen One”.

The author is Qadi Iyad ibn Musa al-Yahsubi, he writes in the introduction “You have repeatedly asked me to write something which gathers together all that is necessary to acquaint the reader with the true stature of the Prophet with the esteem and respect which is due to him, and with the verdict regarding anyone who does not fulfill what his stature demands or who attempts to denigrate his supreme status even by as much as a nail-paring. I have been asked to compile what our forebears and Imams have said on this subject and I will amplify it with ayats from the Qur’an and other examples”.

The righteous predecessors used to read this book, especially in the month of Rabi al Awal. This book is perhaps the most frequently used and commented upon handbook in which the Prophet’s life, qualities and miracles are described in every detail. Generally known by its short title, Ash-Shifa, this work was so highly admired throughout the Muslim world that it soon acquired a sanctity of its own for it is said: “If Ash-Shifa is found in a house, this house will not suffer any harm… when a sick person reads it or it is recited to him, Allah will restore his health“.

You can order a copy of the English translation by Aisha Bewley from HERE.