Author: Salaahud-Deen Ali Abdul-Mawjood
Translator: Abdul-Raafi Adewale Imam
About the Book: Biography of Imam Sa’eed bin Al-Musayyab [Died 94 AH]
This book is a biography of the chief of At-Tabiieen and the leader of the Muslims in his time Imam Saeed bin Al-Musayyab – may Allah have abundant mercy upon him. Scholars have made an elaborate mention of him and historians have written extensively about this rightly guided Imam. Yet all of them felt that they have not given this distinguished personality the mention he rightly deserved. Imam Saeed bin Al-Musayyab was one of the pious and the righteous men. The book has focused on private and public aspects of the life of the scholar, such as his characteristics, manners, etiquettes, knowledge, religiosity and worship.
Preface: This is a series of biographies of some scholars and some Muhaddiththeen of this Ummah which Allah has endowed with glory and. sublimity till the Day of Judgement. We will focus on private and public aspects of the lives of these scholars, such as their characteristics, manners, etiquettes, knowledge, religiosity and worship. How dire our need to these qualities in this age is! For, there is no way by which this Ummah can reclaim its lost glory and strength except by adopting those qualities that were the characteristics of our predecessors, and to revive what has become extinct of these attributes.
Stories of the lives of these scholars have, for sometime now, become unknown to many Muslims, let alone non-Muslims. This led to the extinction of the light by which the confused find guidance. This light is waiting to be rekindled so that the path [to success in this world and the Hereafter] might continue to be illuminated. People are now fed up with mere talks. They now want to see the reality of this religion, as was the case during the time of those scholars and other Muslims who followed them.