Al-Arba'in (Collection of Forty Hadiths) of Shah Wali Allah ad-DihlawiDar al-Turath (South Africa)
Why KitabCrate thinks you should read this book: There is an established tradition of Hadith scholars to compile 40 hadith. Why 40? It's a comprehensive number allowing for not too large of a work, yet not too little. 40 Hadith on a subject remain a digestible number to the average reader and student.
Al-Arba'in (Collection of Forty Hadiths) of Shah Wali Allah ad-Dihlawi
Paperback – 2008
by Shah Wali Allah ad-Dihlawi (Author)
Collections Of Forty Hadiths - Collection One by Shah Wali Allah ad-Dihlawi.
In this collection, the great eighteenth century Hadith master, Shah Wali Allah, transmits forty hadith that he heard directly from his teacher, Sheikh Abu Tahir al-Madani, with an uninterrupted chain of transmission through Imam al-Husayn (may Allah be pleased with him).
About the author
Shah Wali allah was born in northern India in 1703 in a learned family descended from the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him). as a young man, he studied the major hadith collections with his father, and then traveled to the Hijaz where he continued his studies with various eminent teachers, including Shaykh Abu Tahir al-Kurdi al-Madani through whom he transmits the hadiths in this collection. Shah Wali Allah composed some fifty works in total, including the Hujjat Allah al-Baligha (The Conclusive Argument from God), which is considered his prime achievement, and an early Persian translation of the Qur'an, as well as a number of works treating Islamic legal methodologies and Sufi metaphysics.
Translated by Safaruk Zaman Chowdhury
Commentary by Shaykh Nemat Ullah A'zami and Marcia Hermanson