Al-Arba'in of Shah Wali Allah ad-Dihlawi,Translated by: Safaruk Zaman Chowdhury,Small Paperback - 48 pages,Commentary by: Shaykh Nemat Ullah A'zami & Marcia Hermanson.
Collection Of Forty Hadiths - by Shah Wali Allah Muhaddith ad-Dihlawi.
In this collection, the great eighteenth century Hadith master, Shah Wali-Allah, the Muhaddith of Delhi, may Allah have mercy upon him, transmits 40 hadith that he heard directly from his teacher, Sheikh Abu Tahir al-Madani, with an uninterrupted chain of transmission right through to the Beloved Prophet Muhammad's, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, grandson, Imam al-Husayn, may Allah be pleased with him.
About the author: Shah Wali-Allah, Rehmatullahi 'alayh, was born in northern India in 1703 in a learned family descended from the Prophet Muhammad, Peace and blessings of Allah be 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.