Za'd al-Ma'aad: Provisions for the Hereafter
Author: Imaam Ibnul-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (summarised by Imaam Muhammad Ibn 'Abdul-Wahhab at-Tameemee)
Hardback: 494 Pages
Published: September 2003
Summarized by: Imam Muhammad Ibn 'Abdul Wahhab At-Tamimi
Allah has sent the Messenger (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) with guidance and the Religion of Truth. Strict adherence to the guidance of His Prophet (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) is required from the followers of Islam. The scholars of the Islamic community have attached great importance to it and produced texts regarding the Acts of Worship, Dealings and Habits in the light of the Divine guidance.
This book is one of the most famous works written on this subject.
This book is one of the important resources of knowledge for those who seek to know the Seerah of their Prophet (salallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) as well as, the Fiqh learned from it. This is a book that is unique in that it explains the Sunnah through the Seerah and the Seerah through the Sunnah.
It is a profound classic work containing thousands of pages written by Imam ibn al-Qayyim while on the hajj journey, Pilgrimage, from Damascus to Makkah. Despite its being written from memory, the several thousand incidents, hadiths, ayah, fiqh benefits, as well as, names of the companions associated with them, were remarkably close to the truth, with marginal errors.
However, those who know the status, level of knowledge and Ta'hqiq that Imam ibn al -Qayyim had, will not be surprised to know the fact. Still, it is amazing how ibn al-Qayyim was able to write this volume while traveling to Hajj, especially since he was away from the resources of knowledge and enduring the hardships of travel. It is a blessing from Allah that is was possible for him to do so.