The Lives of Man

The Lives of Man: A Guide to the Human States: Before Life, In the World, and After Death

A brief tour of the nature of the soul before conception, in the world, in the grave, at the Resurrection, and in Heaven or Hell.

by Imam Abdallah al-Haddad

ISBN 978 1 872038 08 7
97 pages
Published 1991, 2003, 2016
Distribution by www.centralbooks.com


What happens after death? Who are “Munkar and Nakir?” What will Heaven and Hell be like? What signs should we expect before the Day of Judgement? Who is the Dajjal? When will the Mahdi appear? These and many questions are answered, on the basis of the Qur’an and Hadith, in this fascinating book.

Imam al-Haddad explains that every human being passes through the “lives:” before conception, life in the world, life in the grave, the Resurrection, and finally, the Garden or the Fire. A complete Muslim must be aware of each of these if he is to be sufficiently prepared for eternal life.

The author lived at Tarim in the Hadramaut Valley between Yemen and Oman, and is widely held to have been the “renewer” of 12th Islamic century. A direct descendant of the Prophet, may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him, he was a noted authority of the Shafi’i school of jurisprudence, and a writer on devotional matters, both in poetry and prose. His works have been translated into many languages.

About The author
Imam Abdallah Ibn-Alawi Al-Haddad lived in Tarim in the Hadramant Valley between Yemen and Oman, and is widely held to have been the ‘renewer’ of twelfth Islamic century. He was a noted authority on the Shafi’i school of jurisprudence, and a writer on devotional matters, both in poetry and prose. His works have been translated into many languages.
Imam al-Haddad died in 1132 A.H. having spent his life bringing people to their Lord through his oral and written teaching, and his exemplary life. He was buried in a simple grave in the cemetary at Tarim.