The Lives of Man

The Lives of Man Paperback – Import, January 1, 1991

by Imam Abdallah Ibn Alawi Al- & Badawi (trans) (Author), Mostafa Al- Haddad (Author)


A BRIEF TOUR OF THE FIVE LIVES OF MAN: BEFORE CONCEPTION, IN THE WORLD, LIFE IN THE GRAVE, AT THE RESURRECTION, AND IN HEAVEN OR HELL, EXPLAINING THE NATURE OF THE SOUL AT EACH STAGE. What happens after death? Who are "Munkar and Nakir?" What will Heaven and Hell be like? What signs should we expect before the Day of Judgement? Who is the Dajjal? When will the Mahdi appear? These and many questions are answered, on the basis of the Qur'an and Hadith, in this fascinating book. Imam al-Haddad explains that every human being passes through the "lives:" before conception, life in the world, life in the grave, the Resurrection, and finally, the Garden or the Fire. A complete Muslim must be aware of each of these if he is to be sufficiently prepared for eternal life. The author lived at Tarim in the Hadramaut Valley between Yemen and Oman, and is widely held to have been the "renewer" of 12th Islamic century. A direct descendant of the Prophet, may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him, he was a noted authority of the Shafi'i school of jurisprudence, and a writer on devotional matters, both in poetry and prose. His works have been translated into many languages.