The Beauty of the Righteous & Ranks of the Elite
Hilyat-ul Awliya Wa Tabaqat al-Asfiya
By Imam Abu Na'im al-Asfahani
Trans. by Shaykh Muhammad Al-Akili
© 1996-2016 Pearl Publishing House

Table of Contents

Exordium vii
About Imam Al-Hãfiz Abu Na'ïm al-Asfahãni xi
I- The Beauty of The Righteous & Ranks of The Elite 3
II- Asceticism and Virtues 19
Glorifying The Supreme Divine Omnipresence 28

III- The Righteous Caliphs 31
1- Abu Bakr Al-Siddïq 32
2- Omar Bin Al-Khattãb 42
His Words of Piety and Wisdom 50
3- 'Uthmãn Ibn 'Affãn 55
4- 'Ali Bin Abi Tãlib 59
The Epitomy of Islam 60
Know Your Lord 66
His Allegories & Symbolism 68
His Advice to Kamil Bin Ziyãd 73
His Asceticism and Devotion 74

IV- Virtues of The Blessed Companions 77
1- Talha bin 'Ubaid-Allah 78
2- Al-Zubair bin Al-'Awwãm 79
3- Sa'ad bin Abi Waqqãss 81
4- Sa'ïd bin Ziyãd 83
5- 'Abdu Rahmãn bin 'Awf 84
6- Abu 'Ubaida bin Al-Jarrãh 86
7- 'Uthmãn bin Maz'ün 88
8- Mus'ab bin 'Umair al-Dãri 91
9- Abdullãh bin Jahsh 93
10- 'Ãmir bin Fahïrah 93
11- 'Ãsim bin Thãbit 94
12- Khubaib bin 'Udai 95
13- Ja'far bin Abi Tãlib 97
14- 'Abdullãh bin Ruwãha al-Ansãri 103
15- Anas bin Al-Nadhr 105
16- 'Abdullãh Thul-Bajãdain Al-Mazini 105
17- 'Abdullãh bin Mas'oud 106
The Qur'an Reader 110
His teachings and admonitions 113
18- 'Ammãr Bin Yãsir 120
19- Khabãb Bnul Art 124
20- Bilãl Bin Rabãh 131
21- Suhayb Bin Sanãn Bin Mãlik 136
22- Abu Tharr Al-Ghafãri 142
His Admonitions 153
A Conversation With Rasul Allah (sal)154
His Death 159
23- 'Utba Bnu Ghazwãn 161
24- Al-Miqdãd Bin al-Aswad 162
25- Sãlem Mawla Abu Huthaifa 167
26- 'Ãmer bin Rabï'a 168
27- Thawbãn Mawlã Rasül Allah h 172
28- Rãfi' Mawlã Rasül Allah h 174
29- Aslam Abu Rãfi' 175
30- Salmãn Al-Fãrisi 178
A Wedding In Kinda 179
Embracing Islam 185
The Idol Worshipers & The Fly 200
His Death 206
31- Abu Ddardã 206
A Letter To Salmãn al-Fãrisi 214
32- Mu'ãth bin Jabal 232
A Letter to Omar bin Al-Khattãb 243
The Need for Acquiring True Knowledge 245
33- Sa'ïd Bin 'Ãmer 252
34- 'Umair Bnu Sa'ad al-Ansãri 258
35- Ubai Bnu Ka'ab 264
36- Abu Müsa al-Ash'ari 272
37- Shaddãd bin Aows 282
38- Huthaifa Bnul Yammãn 287
39- 'Abdullãh Bnu 'Amru Bnul 'Ãss 304
40- 'Abdullãh Bin Omar Bin al-Khattãb 315
41- Ibn 'Abbãs ('Abdullãh bin al-'Abbãs) 341
42- 'Abdullãh Bin al-Zubair 366

V- Under the Canopy of The Prophet's Mosque 371
The People of Suffa (Ahlu Suffa) 371
43- Aows bin Aows al-Thaqafi 390
44- Asma' bin Hãritha al-Aslami 391
45- Al-Agharr Al-Mazini 391
46- Al-Barã bin Mãlik 392
47- Thawbãn Mawlã Rasul Allah (sal) 393
48- Thãbit bin al-Dhahhãk 394
49- Huthaifa bnu Asyad al-Ghafãri 394
The Ten Major Signs of The Last Hour 394
50- Habïb bnu Zaid 395
51- Nasiba, Um Habïb of 'Aqaba 395
52- Hãritha bin al-Nu'mãn 396
53- Hãzim bin Harmala al-Aslami 396
54- Al-Hakam bnu 'Umair 397
55- Harmala bin Ayãs 397
56- Khabãb Bnul Art 398
57- Khumays bnu Huthãfa al-Sahmi 398
58- Khãlid bin Yazïd al-Ansãri 399
59- Khuraym bnu Fãtik al-Asadi 400
61- Khubaib bnu Yasãf 402
62- Dakïn bin Sa'ïd al-Mazeeni 403
The Miracle of Feeding the Hungry 403
63- Rufã'a Abu Lubãba al-Ansãri 404
64- Abu Razïn 404
65- Zaid bin al-Khattãb 405
66- Safïna Abu 'Abdu-Rahmãn 406
The Miracle of the Shipload 406
67- Sa'ad bin Mãlik 406
68- 'Abdullãh bin Ja'far 407
69- Abu Huraira 409
70- Al-Sã'ib bin Khallãd 415
71- Al-Tafãwi al-Düsi (also known as Abu Nadhra) 415
72- Hajjãj bnu 'Amru 415
73- Hanzala bin Abi Ãmer 415
74- Jarhad bin Khuwaylid 415
75- Jãriya bin Jamil 415
76- Ju'ayl bnu Surãqa al-Dhimri 415
77- Khumays bnu Huthãfa al-Sahmi1 415
78- Sa'ad bnu Abi Waqqãss 416
79- Sa'ïd bin 'Ãmer al-Jamhi 416
80- Safwãn bin Baidhã' 416
81- Sãlem bin 'Ubaid al-Ashja'i 416
82- Sãlem bin 'Umair 416
83- Salmãn al-Fãrisi 416
84- Shaddãd bin Asyad 416
85- Shaqrãn Mawlã Rasül Allah h 416
86- Thakhfa bin Qays 416
87- Talha bnu 'Amru 416
88- Thãbit bin Wadï'a 416
89- Thuqayf bnu 'Amru 416
Index of Selected Quotes * Points of Reference 417
Partial Index of Narrators 422
General Index 428

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