Salam Alaykum Ya Sayyidi
Did Prophet Adam ever engage in Physical Jihad (warfare) against any of His disbelieving offspring? What would be the juristically soundest Sunni book on Pre-Islamic history (Israeeliyyat etc.) with chains & authentication plus in English language please?
Also, could You recommend me the ideal book on Tasawwuf for a friend who is a lecturer in Empirical Philosophy, a devotee of Indian Buddhism & moderate Christian?
Endless thanks to the Eshaykh staff & may Allah forgive us repeatedly for the sake of Sultan ul-Awliya & the blessed Silsila.
wa `alaykum salam,
According to al-Mas`udi in Akhbar al-Zamaan the way Adam waged jihad against his disbelieving offspring was through du`a and his wife Hawwa’ would say “Amin”. He said that this is how the first witch, their daughter `Inaq bint Adam was destroyed. He said that the first to have been commanded to wage jihad was our liegelord Adam’s son Sheeth, upon them peace, against the offspring of Qabeel. Allah Most High knows best.
There is an English translation of Ibn Kathir’s “Stories of the Prophets” but its publisher is untrustworthy.
For your friend I recommend Beads of Dew from the Source of Life.
Hajj Gibril Haddad