||The book, al-Hisn-ul-Haseen,
is a comprehensive collection of authentic du'a (prayers) and ahadith
related to dhikr (remembrance of Allah) and du'a. It was
written around 790 Hijri at a point when Damascus was under siege
and the people were despairing- fire surrounded the city, food and water
were scarce and the doors of the city were barred shut with the enemy on
the outside. It this situation, Allah blessed the ummah by giving
the tawfeeq to Imam ibn Jazri to compile this book. Taking refuge
in these prayers of the Prophet
, the trials of that time were overcome. Up till today, this valuable
collection (an "invincible fortress") provides beneficial
prayers for every occasion of a Muslim's life, from birth to death.
This English translation is based on an Urdu translation of the
original Arabic work.