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Provisions for the Seekers
a manual of the prophetic Hadith with commentary
Short Compilation of Hadith as taught at preliminary stages at certain courses of Higher Islamic Education The Format of the Book has been tailored to facilitate Arabic grammatical rearing of students Ideal for Students of the Arabic Language
Part 1: Comprehensive Sayings, springs of Wisdom & Sound Admonition
Part 2 : Some Unseen Events which The Messenger (SAW) Prophesied & Which Occurred after his Demise
Part 3: Stories & Accounts
This book is a collection 327 hadiths which the author, Shaykh 'Ashiq Ilahi al-Bulandshehri, compiled from 'Allama Tabrizi’s renowned hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih. The book contains many jawami' al-kalim, as well as prophecies and other accounts and narratives. The Messenger of Allâh (upon him be peace) was given exceptional oratorical skills. His words were eloquent, comprehensive, and simple, conveying libraries of wisdoms and truths. The Messenger (upon him be peace) himself said, “I have been sent with the jawâmi' al-kalim” (Bukhârî)—that is, succinct language that expresses a multitude of meanings in few words. Bookstores and libraries today are full of books of proverbs, coined by historical personages and political and religious leaders. But each of these pales in comparison to the eloquence of the Messenger of Allah (upon him be peace) and philosophers and sages seem nothing more than struggling students in the light of his divinely inspired wisdom. The book is ultimately a compilation of hadîths meant to inspire the souls of today’s Muslims and give them a glimpse at the charisma of the Prophet Muhammad (upon him be peace) and a roadmap with which they can achieve closeness to their Lord. This work is taught in many of the madrasas around the world as a first hadith work. Now it is available in this beautifully bound English edition with a commentary from the classical sources.