Kitab Manaqib Nurul Burhan: A Translation and Commentary of Lujainud Dani by Syaikh Abdul Qodir Al-Jilani
Kitab Manaqib Nurul Burhan is a book that contains the translation and commentary of Lujainud Dani, a famous work on the biography and miracles of Syaikh Abdul Qodir Al-Jilani, one of the most revered saints in Islam. The book was written by Abu Luthfil Hakim Mushlih bin Abdurrahman Al-Maroqi, a scholar from Mranggen, Demak, Java, Indonesia. The book was published by Thoha Putra, Semarang, in 2014.
The book is not only a translation of Lujainud Dani, but also a critical analysis of the sources and references used by the author of Lujainud Dani, Sayyid Ja'far bin Hasan (d. 1184 H.), who was a descendant of Syaikh Abdul Qodir Al-Jilani and a scholar from Medina. The book also provides additional information from other books on the biography and history of Syaikh Abdul Qodir Al-Jilani, such as Qalaidul Jawahir and Bahjatul Asror, as well as other historical and biographical works.
The book aims to present an accurate and authentic account of the life and teachings of Syaikh Abdul Qodir Al-Jilani, who was the founder of the Qadiriyya order and one of the most influential figures in Islamic mysticism. The book also refutes some of the false accusations and misconceptions that have been spread by some groups who are opposed to the practice of manaqib, or praising the virtues and merits of the saints.
The book is divided into two volumes, each containing seven chapters. The first volume covers the birth, lineage, education, travels, marriage, children, and spiritual status of Syaikh Abdul Qodir Al-Jilani. The second volume covers his miracles, teachings, sayings, virtues, death, burial, descendants, and legacy. The book also contains appendices on the genealogy of Syaikh Abdul Qodir Al-Jilani, his descendants in Indonesia, his shrine in Baghdad, and his relics.
The book is written in Javanese Pegon script, which is a modified Arabic script used to write Javanese language. The book also uses some Arabic terms and phrases that are commonly used in Islamic literature. The book is suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about Syaikh Abdul Qodir Al-Jilani and his contributions to Islam.
The book can be downloaded as a PDF file from this link: Nurul Burhani (PDF). Alternatively, you can also read other books on manaqib from this list: Manaqib Jawahirul Ma'aniManaqib Lujainud Dani (Makna Pesantren)Manaqib Lujainud Dani (Cet Lama)Manaqib Al-Karomah
One of the most interesting aspects of the book is the explanation of why Syaikh Abdul Qodir Al-Jilani changed his madhhab, or school of jurisprudence, from Shafi'i to Hanbali. The book narrates that Syaikh Abdul Qodir Al-Jilani had a dream in which he saw the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) with Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal, the founder of the Hanbali madhhab, by his side. The Prophet asked Syaikh Abdul Qodir Al-Jilani to follow the Hanbali madhhab, as it was in need of revival and support. Syaikh Abdul Qodir Al-Jilani agreed to do so, out of his love and respect for the Prophet and Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal.
The book also mentions that Imam Abu Hanifa, the founder of the Hanafi madhhab, was also present in the dream and objected to Syaikh Abdul Qodir Al-Jilani's decision. However, Syaikh Abdul Qodir Al-Jilani explained his reasons and Imam Abu Hanifa accepted them and wished him well. The book states that this dream was a sign of Syaikh Abdul Qodir Al-Jilani's high rank and status among the saints and scholars of Islam.
Another fascinating aspect of the book is the description of the miracles and wonders that Syaikh Abdul Qodir Al-Jilani performed by the permission of Allah. The book recounts many stories of how Syaikh Abdul Qodir Al-Jilani healed the sick, fed the hungry, helped the oppressed, protected the believers, subdued the enemies, and manifested various supernatural phenomena. The book also clarifies that these miracles were not done by Syaikh Abdul Qodir Al-Jilani himself, but by Allah through him, as a manifestation of His grace and mercy.
The book also highlights the teachings and wisdom of Syaikh Abdul Qodir Al-Jilani, who was known for his eloquence and insight. The book quotes many of his sayings and sermons on various topics, such as faith, worship, ethics, morality, spirituality, mysticism, and eschatology. The book also explains the meanings and implications of his words and how they can be applied to our lives. The book shows that Syaikh Abdul Qodir Al-Jilani was not only a saint and a scholar, but also a guide and a leader for the Muslims. 061ffe29dd