Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Prophet Muhammad's lineage (s.a.w)


"Ma'in shahin 'aqin kamin kalaghfa min
Kakhmin ‘amin ma'in, to here they are known."

Ma - mim - Sayyidina Muhammad s.a.w
'In - 'ain - Abdullah
Sha - shin - Shaybah
Hin - ha - Hashim
'Aq - alif - Abdul Manaf
Qin - qaf - Qusay
Ka - kaf - Khilab
Min - mim - Murrah

The above are lines from Qurrat al-Absar by Shaykh Abdul Aziz al-Lamti, a Morrocan scholar born in 1475 CE. Translated into English by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf in "The Discerning Eyes' Delights", it consists of 397 lines of poems on the life and virtues of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.

They are mnemonics crafted by Shaykh Abdul Aziz to aid the memorization of the Prophet's (s.a.w) ancestors.
(to be continued InshAllah)

Credit: Sandala.org

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