Delve into the intricate world of Islamic beliefs as you navigate through “Enlightening the Unenlightened,” a translation of Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī al-Shawkānī’s seminal Arabic work, “Irshād al Ghabiyy.” This richly detailed book meticulously unveils the unanimous views of the Ahl al-Bayt on their respect for the Ṣaḥābah. In doing so, it rectifies misinterpretations and challenges the false narratives often attributed to the Prophet’s family. As a respected scholar, al-Shawkānī masterfully interprets the Ahl al-Bayt’s stance on contentious topics, presenting the reader with a clear vision of the pure and genuine essence of Islamic doctrines. This enlightening journey also covers subjects such as the Rawāfiḍ (deserters), the Nāṣibīs, and the impermissibility of cursing Muslims, giving the readers a comprehensive understanding of the religion’s nuances. A compelling read for scholars and seekers of knowledge alike, this book is a beacon of clarity amidst a sea of confusion.
Enlightening the Unenlightened (Irshad al Ghabiyy)
Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī al-Shawkānī
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The Rawāfiḍ (deserters)
The Nāṣibīs, their definition, ruling, areas where they are found, and the Ḥadīth related to them