Zad al-Ma'ad

Zad al-Ma'ad (Arabic: زاد المعاد‎) is a book, translated as Provisions of the Hereafter, written by the Islamic scholar Ibn al-Qayyim on the subject of sira. [1][2]

See also


  1. ^ "Zad al Maad - ibnul qayyim". Retrieved 13 March 2018 – via Internet Archive.
  2. ^ Camilla Adang, Maribel Fierro, Sabine Schmidtke, Ibn Ḥazm of Cordoba: The Life and Works of a Controversial Thinker, p 631. ISBN 9004243100

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Al-Qarada raid

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Demolition of Masjid al-Dirar

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Expedition of Abdullah Ibn Unais

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Expedition of Ali ibn Abi Talib (Al-Fuls)

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Expedition of Badr al-Maw'id

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Expedition of Bir Maona

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Expedition of Qutbah ibn Amir

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The opening supplication

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