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Some Books of Imam al-Suyuti (R.A.)

No other person, except perhaps Ala Hazrat Imam Ahmad Raza Khan (RA), has produced so much writings on such a wide variety of subject as the great Ahl Sunna scholar - Imam Jalaludin al-Suyuti. To get an idea of the ocean of knowledge which Imam al-Suyuti possessed, we present a list of some of al-Suyuti's works in print kept in the Arabic Collection of the University of Princeton, New Jersey (USA). The most recent date has been given for works with more than one edition.  (Compiled by G.F. Haddad )

 
   
1. Abwab al Sa`ada Fi Asbab al-Shahada <1987>
   The Gates of Felicity in the Causes of the Witnessing to Oneness
2. Al-Ashbah wa al-Naza'ir fi Furu` al-Shafi`iyya
    Similarities in the Branches of the Law Within the Shafi`i School
3. Al-Ashbah wa al-Naza'ir fi al-`Arabiyya
   
Similarities in Arabic
4. Al-Ahadith al-Hisan fi Fadl al-Taylasan <1983>
    The Beautiful Narrations Concerning the Merit of the Male Headcovering
5. Al-Fawz al-`Azim fi Liqa' al-Karim <1994>
    The Tremendous Victory in Meeting the All-Generous
6. Alfiyya al-Suyuti al-Nahwiyya <1900>
    The Thousand-Line Poem on Philology
7. Alfiyya al-Suyuti fi Mustalah al-Hadith <1988>
    The Thousand-Line Poem on Hadith Nomenclature
8. `Amal al-Yawm wa al-Layla <1987>
    Supererogatory Devotions for Each Day and Night
9. Al-Itqan fi `Ulum al-Qur'an <1996>
    Precision and Mastery in the Sciences of the Qur'an
10. Anis al-Jalis <1874>
     The Familiar Companion
11. Al-`Araj fi al-Faraj <1988>
     A Commentary on Ibn Abi al-Dunya's `The Deliverance', a work on hope and joy
12. Al-Arba`un Hadith fi Qawa`id al-Ahkam al-Shar`iyya <1986>
     Forty Narrations on Basic Legal Rulings
13. Asbab al-Nuzul <1983>
     Causes of Qur'anic Revelation (verse by verse)
14. Asbab Wurud al-Hadith <1988>
     Causes and Circumstances of Hadith
15. Isbal al-Kisa' ala al-Nisa <1984>
     Women and the Donning of Cover
16. Asrar Tartib al-Qur'an <1976>
     The Secret in the Ordering of the Qur'an
17. Al-Aya al-Kubra fi Sharh Qissa al-Isra' <1985>
     The Great Sign: Commentary on the Story of the Prophet's  Night Journey
18. `Ayn al-Isaba fi Istidrak `A'isha `ala al-Sahaba <1988>
      Exactitude Itself in `A'isha's Rectification of the Companions
19. Azhar al-Mutanathira fi al-Ahadith al-Mutawatira <1951>
     The Most Prominent of the Reports Concerning the Narrations of Mass Transmission
20. Al-Bahir fi Hukm al-Nabi Salla Allah Alayhi wa Sallam <1987>
     The Dazzling Light of the Prophet's Rulings
21. Al-bahja al-mardiyya fi sharh al-alfiyya <1980>
      The pleasing beauty: commentary on Muhammad ibn `Abd Allah Ibn Malik's ("d. 1274 CE"). Alfiyya or thousand-
      line poem on grammar
22. Bulbul al-rawda <1981>
      Chronicle on al-Rawda, Egypt
23. Bushra al-Ka'ib bi liqa' al-Habib <1960>
     The consolation of the sad with the meeting of the Beloved
24. Al-Dibaj ala Sahih Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj <1991>
     Two-volume commentary on Sahih Muslim
25. Al-Durar al-Muntathira fi al-ahadith al-mushtahara <1988>
     The scattered pearls of famous narrations; also published as
        
al-Nawafih al-`atira fi al-ahadith al-mushtahara <1992>
           The fragrant scents of famous narrations
26. Al-durr al-manthur fi al-tafsir bi al-ma'thur
     The scattered pearls: A commentary of Qur'an based on transmitted reports
27. Duruj al-munifa fi al-aba' al-sharifa <1916>
     The outstanding entries concerning the Prophet's ancestors
28. Fadd al-wi`a' fi ahadith raf` al-yadayn fi al-du`a <1985>
     The emptying of the vessel concerning raising the hands when making supplication
29. Al-ghurar fi fada'il `Umar <1991>
     The blazing highlights of `Umar's merits
30. Al-haba'ik fi akhbar al-malaik <1985>
     The celestial orbits or the reports concerning the angels
31. Haqiqa al-sunna wa al-bid`a aw al-amr bi al-ittiba` wa al-nahi `an al-munkar <1985>
     The reality of Sunna and innovation or the ordering of obedient following and the prohibition of evil
32. Al-Hawi lil-fatawi fi al-fiqh wa-`ulum al-tafsir wa-al-hadith wa-al-usul wa-al-nahw wa-al-i`rab wa-sa'ir al-
      funun
<1933>
      The collected legal decisions in jurisprudence, Qur'anic commentary, hadith, principles, language, and other sciences
33. Al-hujaj al-mubayyana fi al-tafdil bayna makka wa al-madina <1985>
     The proofs made manifest concerning the superexcellence of Mecca and Madina
34. Husn al-maqsid fi amal al-mawlid <1985>
      Excellence of purpose in celebrating the birth of the Prophet
35. Husn al-samt fi al-samt <1985>
     The merits of silence
36. Ihya' al-mayyit bi fadail ahl al-bayt <1988>
     Giving life to the dead, or: the merits of the Family of the Prophet
37. Ikhtilaf al-madhahib <1989>
     The divergences among the schools of law")
38. Al-iklil fi istinbat al-tanzil <1981>
     The diadem: the extraction of rulings from the revealed Book
39. Inbah al-adhkiya' fi haya al-anbiya <1916>
      Notice to the wise concerning the life of the Prophets [i.e. In the grave]
40. Al-iqtirah fi `ilm usul al-nahw <1978>
     The authoritative discourse concerning the science of philology
41. Al-izdihar fi ma `aqadahu al-shu`ara' min al-ahadith wa al-athar <1991>
      The flourishes of poets related to the Prophetic narrations and sayings of the Companions
42. Jam` al-jawami` al-ma`ruf bi al-jami` al-kabir <1970>
     The collection of collections, known as the Major Collection
43. Jami` al-ahadith al-jami` al-saghir wa zawa'idi <1994>
     The Minor Collection and its addenda
44. Jany al-jinas <1986>
     The genera of rhetoric
45. Jazil al-mawahib fi ikhtilaf al-madhahib <1992>
     The abundant gifts concerning the differences among the schools of law
46. Al-kanz al-madfun wa al-falak al-mashhun <1992>
      The buried treasure in the laden ship: An encyclopedia of Islamic history
47. Kashf al-salsala `an wasf al-zalzala <1987>
     The transmitted expositions concerning the description of the Earthquake of Doomsday
48. Al-Radd `ala man akhlada ila al-ardi wa jahila anna al-ijtihada fi kulli `asrin fard <1984>
     Refutation of those who cling to the earth and ignore that scholarly striving is a religious obligation in every age
49. Kitab al-shamarikh fi `ilm al-tarikh <1894>
     The book of date-heavy stalks: a primer on historiography
50. Kitab al-shihab al-thaqib fi dhamm al-khalil <1992>
     The piercing arrows, a commentary on `Ali ibn Zafir's (d. 1226? CE)
     The Healing of the Parched concerning the castigation of one's dear friend, a book on the ethics of friendship
51. Kitab al-tabarri min ma`arra al-ma`arri wa Tuhfa al-zurafa' bi-asma' al-khulafa' <1989>
     Poetry on the names of the Caliphs
52. Kitab al-tadhkir bi al-marji` wa al-masir <1991>
     Book of the reminder of the Return to Allah
53. Kitab asma' al-mudallisin <1992>
     The book of narrators who omit certain details while narrating
54. Kitab bughya al-wu`a fi tabaqat al-lughawiyyin <1908>
     The must of the sagacious concerning the biographical layers of lexicologists and philologists
55. Kitab ham` al-hawami` sharh jam` al-jawami` fi `ilm al-nahw <1973>
     The rushing floodgates, or commentary on the Collection of collections on the science of philology
56. Kitab husn al-muhadara fi akhbar misr wa al-qahira <1904>
     The excellent lectures concerning the chronicle of Egypt and Cairo
57. Kitab itmam al-diraya li qurra' al-nuqaya <1891>
     The perfection of knowledge for the elite among readers
58. Kitab lubb al-lubab fi tahrir al-ansab <1840>
     The kernel of kernels concerning the editorship of genealogies
59. Tazyin al-mamalik bi manaqib sayyidina Malik <1907>
      The adornment of slaves with the virtues of Imam Malik
60. Kitab tuhfa al-mujalis wa nuzha al-majalis <1908>
     The jewel of every fellow student and the pleasant gatherings
61. Laqat al-marjan fi ahkam al-jann <1989>
     The gleanings of coral: rulings concerning the jinn
62. Lubab al-nuqul fi asbab al-nuzul <1981>
     The best of narrations concerning the circumstances of revelation")
63. Al-luma` fi khasa'is yawm al-juma` <1986>
     The merits of The day of jum`a
64. Ma rawahu al-asatin fi `adam al-maji' ila al-salatin <1992>
     The reports concerning not appearing at the courts of rulers, together with Dhamm al-maks - The blame of taxes
     and tolls
65. Manahil al-safa fi takhrij ahadith al-shifa <1988>
     The Springs of Purity: Documentation of the hadiths mentioned in Qadi `Iyad's `The Healing'
66. Manaqib al-khulafa' al-rashidin <1890>
     Virtues of the well-guided Caliphs")
67. Manhaj al-sawi wa al-manhal al-rawi fi al-tibb al-nabawi <1986>
     The straight path and quenching spring: the Prophet's medicine
68. Al-maqamat al-sundusiyya fi al-nisba al-mustafawiyya <1916>
     The resplendent stations concerning Prophetic ancestry")
69. Al-masabih fi sala al-tarawih <1955>
     The lanterns of the "prayer of rests" [Tarawih]
70. Masalik al-hunafa' fi waliday al-mustafa <1993>
     Method of those of pure religion concerning the parents of the Prophet
71.Al-matali` al-sa`ida sharh al-suyuti `ala al-alfiyya al-musamma bi al-Farida fi al-nahw wa al-tasrif wa al-khatt
   
 <1981>
     Suyuti's commentary on his own thousand-line poem entitled "The unique pearl" on philology, conjugation, and
     calligraphy
72. Matla` al-badrayn fiman yu'ta ajrahu marratayn <1991>
     The rising of the two full moons: those who are rewarded twice [i.e. Sincere Christians who accept Islam]
73. Miftah al-janna fi al-i`tisam bi al-sunna <1993>
     The key to paradise which consists in clinging to the Sunna of the Prophet
74. Mufhimat al-aqran fi mubhamat al-qur'an <1991>
     The elucidations of the peers for the obscurities of the Qur'an
75. Al-muhadhdhab fi ma waqa`a fi al-Qur'an min al-mu`arrab <1988>
     The emendation concerning the foreign words and phrases in the Qur'an
76. Mu`jiza ma`a karama fi kitab al-Sharaf al-muhattam : fima manna Allah ta`ala bihi `ala waliyyihi Ahmad al
      -Rifa`i
<1965>
     The miracle and gift concerning the book of "The paramount honor" [by al-Rifa`i] and what Allah has bestowed in it
     upon His Friend Ahmad [ibn `Alu] al-Rifa`i [d. 1182 CE]
77. Mukhtasar sharh al-jami` al-saghir li al-munawi <1954>
     The abridged commentary of the minor collection by al-Munawi
78. Muntaha al-`amal fi sharh hadith innama al-a`mal <1986>
     The goal of all practice, or the commentary on the hadith: "Actions are according to intentions"
79. Musnad fatima al-zahra' radiya allah anha wa ma warada fi fadliha<1994>
     The narrations traced back to Fatima the Radiant and the reports concerning her virtues")
80. Mustazraf min akhbar al-jawari <1989>
     The graceful reports concerning women slaves")
81. Mutawakkili fima warada fi al-Qur'an bi al-lugha al-Habashiyya wa al-Farisiyya wa al-Rumiyya wa al
     -Hindiyya wa al-Siryaniyya wa al-`Ibraniyya wa al-Nabatiyya wa al-Qibtiyya wa al-Turkiyya wa al-Zanjiyya
     wa al-Barbariyya
     My reliance concerning what has been mentioned in the Qur'an in Ethiopian, Farsi, Greek, Hindi, Syriac, Hebrew,
     Nabatean, Coptic, Turkic, African, and Berber
82. Nashr al-`alamayn al-munifayn fi ihya' al-abawayn al-sharifayn <1916>
     The proclamation to the two outstanding worlds [mankind and jinn] concerning the resuscitation of the Prophet's
      parents
83. Natija al-fikr fi al-jahr bi al-dhikr <1950>
     The conclusion of reflection upon loud remembrance of Allah
84. Nazm al-iqyan fi a`yan al-a`yan <1927>
     Who's who in the ninth Hijri century
85. al-Nukat al-badi`at `ala al-mawdu`at <1991>
     Suyuti's critique of Ibn al-Jawzi's collection of forged narrations
86. Nuzha al-julasa' fi ashhar al-nisa' <1986>
     The recreation of student gatherings concerning famous women poets
87. Nuzha al-muta'ammil wa-murshid al-muta'ahhil: fi al-khatib wa-al-mutazawwij <1989>
     The recreation of the fiancÈ and the guide of the married
88. Nuzha al-`umr fi al-tafdil bayna al-bid wa al-sumr <1931>
     The recreation of life about establishing preference between the white and the black in complexion
89. Nuzul `Isa ibn Maryam Akhir al-Zaman <1985>
     The descent of `Isa ibn Maryam at the end of time")
90. Al-qawl al-jali fi fada'il `ali <1990>
     The manifest discourse on the virtues of `Ali ibn Abi Talib - Allah be well-pleased with him
91. Al-rahma fi al-tibb wa al-hikma <1970>
     Arabic medicine and wisdom")
92. Al-rasa'il al-`ashr <1989>
     The ten epistles
92. Rasf al-la'al fi wasf al-hilal <1890>
     The stringing of the pearls in describing the new moon
93. Al-rawd al-aniq fi fadl al-Siddiq <1990>
     The beautiful garden of the merit of Abu Bakr al-Siddiq - Allah be well-pleased with him
94. Risala al-sayf al-qati` al-lami` li ahl al-i`tirad al-shawa'i` <1935>
      Epistle of the sharp and glistening sword to the Shi`i people of opposition
95. Al-riyad al-aniqa fi sharh asma' khayr al-khaliqa sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam
     The beautiful gardens: explanation of the names of the Best of Creation [the Prophet Muhammad]
96. Sawn al-mantiq wa al-kalam `an fann al-mantiq wa al-kalam <1947>
     Manual of logic and dialectic theology
97. Shaqa'iq al-utrunj fi raqa'iq al-ghunj <1988>
     The citron halves: or, the delicacy of women
98. Sharh al-sudur bi sharh hal al-mawta wa al-qubur <1989>
     The expanding of breasts or commentary on the state of the dead in the grave
99. Sharh al-urjuza al-musamma bi `uqud al-juman fi `alam al-ma`ani wa al-bayan <1955>
     The commentary in rajaz ["surging"] meter entitled: The pearl necklaces related to the world of meanings and
      precious discourse
100. Sharh shawahid al-mughni <1904>
       Commentary on the proof-texts of `Abd Allah ibn Hisham's (d. 1360CE)
       Mughni al-labib or The sufficient knowledge of the sensible one
101. Shurut al-mufassir wa adabuh <1994>
       The criteria to be met by commentators of Qur'an and their ethics
102. Siham al-isaba fi al-da`awat al-mustajaba <1987>
       The arrows that hit their target: About the prayers that are fulfilled
103. Subul al-jaliyya fi al-aba' al-`aliyya <1916>
       The manifest paths concerning the lofty ancestors [of the Prophet]
104. Ta`aqqubat al-Suyuti `ala mawdu`at Ibn al-Jawzi <1886>
       Suyuti's critique of Ibn al-Jawzi's collection of forged narrations
105. Tabaqat al-mufassirin <1976>
       The biographical layers of Qur'an commentators
106. Tabyid al-sahifa bi manaqib al-imam abi hanifa <1992>
       The whitening of the page: or, the virtues of Imam Abu Hanifa
107. Al-tadhyil wa al-tadhnib `ala al-Nihaya fi gharib al-hadith wa-al-athar <1982>
       Marginal annotations on Ibn al-Athir's `The goal'
108. Tadrib al-rawi fi sharh taqrib al-nawawi <1994>
       The training of the hadith transmitter: an exegesis of Nawawi's `The facilitation'
109. Tahdhib al-khasa'is al-nabawiyya al-kubra <1989>
       The emendation of al-Suyuti's book entitled `the awesome characteristics of the Prophet
110. Tahdhir al-khawass min akadhib al-qussas <1932>
       Warning the elite against the lies of story-tellers
111. Takhrij ahadith sharh al-mawaqif fi `ilm al-kalam <1986>
       The documentation of the hadiths mentioned in "The commentary of the stopping-places in dialectical theology," a
       work by al-Qadi `Adud al-Din `Abd al-Rahman ibn Ahmad Ayji al-Shirazi ("d. 756")
112. Tamhid al-farsh fi al-khisal al-mujiba li-zilal al-`arsh <1990>
       The characteristics that guarantee the shading of the Throne
113. Tanbih al-ghabi fi takhti'a ibn `Arabi <1990>
       Warning to the ignorant who imputes error to Muhyi al-Din Ibn `Arabi [a reply to al-Biqa`i's `Warning of the
       ignorant that Ibn `Arabi is a disbeliever]
114. Tanwir al-hawalik sharh `ala muwatta' malik <1969>
       The enlightenment of intense blackness. Commentary on Malik's 'Trodden path', together with:
          
 Is`af al-mubatta' fi rijal al-muwatta'
 
             The succor of the stalled concerning the narrators of Malik's 'Trodden Path'

115. Tanwir al-miqbas min tafsir ibn `abbas <1951>
       The enlightenment of torchlights from the Qur'anic commentary of Ibn `Abbas
116. Tanzih al-anbiya' `an tashbih al-aghbiya' <1916>
       Declaring the Prophets far above the comparisons ignorant people make of themselves with them
117. Taqrir al-istinad fi tafsir al-ijtihad <1983>
       Establishing authoritative ascription in the course of scholarly striving
118. Al-ta`rif bi adab al-ta'lif <1989>
       The etiquette of authorship
119. Tarikh al-khulafa <1993>
       History of the Caliphs
120. Tartib suwar al-qur'an <1986>
       The disposition of the suras of the Qur'an
121. Tasliya al-aba' bi-fuqdan al-abna' al-musamma al-Ta`allul wa al-itfa' li-nar la yutfa' <1987>
       The consolation of parents who have lost their children, also known as: The extinction of the fire that cannot be
       extinguished
122. Tawq al-hamama <1988>
       The flight of the dove
123. Ta'yid al-haqiqa al-`aliyya wa tashyid al-tariqa al-shadhiliyya <1934>
       The upholding of the lofty truth and the buttressing of the Shadhili sufi path
124. Al-ta`zim wa al-minna fi anna abaway rasul alla fi al-janna <1916>
       That the Prophet's parents are in Paradise
125. Tuhfa al-abrar bi nukat al-adhkar li al-nawawi <1990>
       Commentary on Nawawi's 'Supplications'
126. Tuhfa al-`Ajlan fi Fada'il `Uthman <1991>
       The merits of `Uthman ibn `Affan
127. Tuhfa al-Nujaba' <1990>
       The gem of patricians [a work on language]
128. `Uqud al-Zabarjad `ala Musnad al-Imam Ahmad <1987>
        The chrysolite necklaces on Imam Ahmad's collection of narrations traced to the Prophet
129. `Uqud al-Zabarjad fi I`rab al-Hadith al-Nabawi <1994>
        The chrysolite necklaces on the grammatical analysis of the Prophet's narrations
130. Al-Wasa'il fi Musamara al-Awa'il <1986>
      The means for conversation with the ancients; also published as:
          
al-Wasa'il ila Ma`rifa al-Awa'il <1990>
              The means to the acquaintance of the ancients")
131. Wusul al-Amani bi Usul al-Tahani <1987>
       The attainment of one's hope in the etiquette of well-wishing
132. Al-Zajr bi al-Hijr <1950>
       The reprimand by means of the reminder of what is unlawful
133. Zubda al-Laban Fawa'id Lughawiyya wa Hadithiyya <1989>
       The cream of the milk: miscellaneous benefits related to language and hadith
134. Akhlaq Hamala al-Qur'an <1987>
       Manners of the carriers of Qur'an
135. Badhl al-Himma fi Talab Bara'a al-Dhimma
       Directing one's energies to pursue clearness of conscience; contained in the collective volume entitled:
       Thalath Rasa'il fi al-Ghiba <1988>
       Three epistles on slander
136. Al-la'ali' al-Masnu`a fi al-Ahadith al-Mawdu`a <1960>
       The artificial pearls or forged hadiths
137. Daqai'q al-akhbar fi dhikr al-janna wa al-nar <1961>
       The subtleties in the reports that mention Paradise and the Fire
138. Al-ithaf bi hubb al-ashraf <1900>
       The present concerning love of the nobility [i.e. Descendants of the Prophet]
139. Hay'a al-saniyya fi al-hay'a al-sunniyya <1982>
       Treatise on astronomy
 
       

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