Imam al-Qadi Yusuf al-Nabhani

“I left Constantinople, the first time, for Iraq. I went to the district of Kawî S.anjaq in the province of Mosul. Then I returned to Constantinople. I left it a second time in 1300 when I was appointed head judge of al-Jaza’ court in al-Lâdhiqiyya on the Syro-Palestinian sea-shore. After living there for five years the Dawla [government] – Allâh grant her victory! – transferred me to the head judgeship of the court of al-Qudus al-Sharîf. This took place through those at whose hands Allâh decreed goodness for me, without request nor prior knowledge on my part. Then, after less than a year – eight months to be precise – they promoted me, without request nor prior knowledge on my part, to the chief judgeship of the Beirut Court of Justice. This was in 1305/1888.” 3

After al-Nabhânî retired he turned entirely to writing and worshipping. He travelled to al-Madîna al-Munawwara and lived in the Noble Neighborhood for a while. Then he returned to Beirut where he passed on to the mercy of His Lord in the beginning of the month of Ramad.ân 1350/1932.

Bibliography of al-Qâd.î al-Nabhânî

Afd.alu al-S.alawât `alâ Sayyid al-Sâdât (“The Choicest Invocations of Blessings on the Master of Masters”) <1309>.

Ah.san al-Wasâ’il fî Naz.mi Asmâ’i al-Nabiyyi al-Kâmil (“The Best Means in Versifying the Names of the Perfect Prophet – Allâh bless and greet him”), in three hundred verses, in print. The Qâd.î wrote a brief history of the compilations of the Prophetic Names in his introduction to his commentary on al-Jazûlî’s Dalâ’il al-Khayrât titled al-Dalâlât al-Wâd.ih.ât in which he mentioned various recensions to date:

Al-Qâd.î `Iyâd.’s superlative masterpiece al-Shifâ’

Al-Fâkihânî’s al-Fajr al-Munîr

Abû `Imrân al-Zanâtî’s compendium (201 names)

Al-Jazûlî’s devotional masterpiece Dalâ’il al-Khayrât in which he relied on al-Zanâtî Al-Suyût.î’s al-H.adâ’iq fî Asmâ’i Khayr al-Khalâ’iq (300+ names)

Al-Suyût.î’s al-Riyâd. al-Anîqa fî Asmâ’i Khayr al-Khalîqa listing sources for the H.adâ’iq Al-Suyût.î’s al-Bahjat al-Saniyya (500 names)

Al-Sakhâwî’s al-Qawl al-Badî` fil-S.alât `alâl-H.abîb al-Shafî` (450 names)

Al-Qast.allânî’s al-Mawâhib al-Lâduniyya in which he relied on al-Sakhâwî Al-Zurqânî’s Sharh. al-Mawâhib (800+ names)

Al-Nabhânî’s Ah.san al-Wasâ’il in verse and al-Asmâ fîmâ li-Rasûlillâhi min al-Asmâ in prose (830 names)

A trilingual recension was recently published by Shaykh Anîs Ludhianvî rah.imahullâh.

Al-Ah.âdîth al-Arba`în fî Fad.â’il Sayyid al-Mursalîn (“Forty Narrations on the Excellent Traits of the Master of Messengers – Allâh bless and greet him”), in print.

Al-Ah.âdîth al-Arba`în fî Fad.l al-Jihâd wal-Mujâhidîn (“Forty Narrations on the Immense Merit of Jihâd and Mujâhidîn”), in print.

Al-Ah.âdîth al-Arba`în fî Wujûbi T.â`at Amîr al-Mu’minîn (“Forty Narrations on the Obligatoriness of Obeying the Commander of the Believers”), in print.

Al-Ah.âdîth al-Arba`în min Amthâl Afs.ah. al-Mursalîn (“Forty Narrations Containing Similes Made by the Most Eloquent of All Messengers – Allâh bless and greet him”), in print.

Al-Anwâr al-Muh.ammadiyya (“The Muh.ammadan Lights”), an abridgment of al-Qast.allânî’s al-Mawâhib al-Lâduniyya (“The Otherworldly Bestowals”) <1310> in 632 pages.

Al-Arba`îna Arba`în min Ah.âdîthi Sayyid al-Mursalîn (“Forty Times Forty Narrations from the Master of Messengers”) <1329>.

Arba`ûna H.adîthan fî Arba`îna S.îghatin fîl-S.alâti `alâ al-Nabî (“Forty Narrations on Forty Wordings of Invocations of Blessings on the Prophet – Allâh bless and greet him”).

Arba`ûna H.adîthan fî Fad.â’ili Ahl al-Bayt (“Forty Narrations on the High Merits of the People of the Prophetic House”).

Arba`ûna H.adîthan fî Fad.li Abî Bakr (“Forty Narrations on the Excellence of Abû Bakr”).

Arba`ûna H.adîthan fî Fad.li Abî Bakrin wa-`Umar (“Forty Narrations on the Excellence of Abû Bakr and `Umar”).

Arba`ûna H.adîthan fî Fad.li `Alî (“Forty Narrations on the Excellence of `Alî”).

Arba`ûna H.adîthan fî Fad.li Arba`îna S.ah.âbiyyan (“Forty H.adîths on the Hight Merits of Forty Prophetic Companions”).

Arba`ûna H.adîthan fî Fad.li Lâ Ilâha Illâ Allâh (“Forty Narrations on the Excellence of Lâ Ilâha Illâ Allâh“).

Arba`ûna H.adîthan fî Fad.li `Umar (“Forty Narrations on the Excellence of `Umar”).

Arba`ûna H.adîthan fî Fad.li `Uthmân (“Forty Narrations on the Excellence of `Uthmân”).

Al-Asâlîb al-Badî`a fî Fad.l al-S.ah.âba wa-Iqnâ`i al-Shî`a (“The Beautiful Methods in [Presenting] the High Merits of the Companions and Persuading the Shî`îs”)

Asbâb al-Ta’lîf min al-`Ajiz al-D.a`îf (“The Reasons Why This Helpless Poorling Writes”), appended to the Jâmi` Karâmât al-Awliyâ’.

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