Qatf al-Azhar : New,
'Harvesting Scattered Flowers'
A Collection of Mass Transmitted Hadiths,
[A5] Paperback - 141 pages,
by Imam Jalal ad-Din al-Suyuti [d.911h],
Transl. by Nasir Abdussalam,
Published by Turath.
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Qatf al-Azhar is a very rare type of Hadith collection dedicated to an ever rarer type of Hadith; the mass-transmitted (mutaumir) Hadith—in which a piece of information is corroborated by a multitude of eyewitnesses whose relative abundance precludes a conspiracy to lie; it is then transmitted continuously by similar multitudes from the original witnesses to the present.
One of the salient qualities of Islam is its concern with certainty in regards to establishing the fundamentals of the religion. The mass-transmitted report is a means of acquiring certainty and as such deserves our profound attention in an age in which the authenticity of the whole hadith corpus has come under attack.
The text was abridged by its author, Imam Suyuti, may Allah be pleased with him, specifically to suit the needs of the lay reader and this English translation incorporates the text of all 113 Ahadith listed by the Imam, along with helpful explanatory notes and a layout that visually reinforces the authoritativeness of each mass-transmitted report.
The Author: Imam Jalal al-Din as-Suyuti: `Abd al-Rahman ibn Kamal al-Din Abi Bakr, Jalal al-Din al-Misri al-Suyuti al-Shafi`i al-Ash`ari, also known as Ibn al-Asyuti (849-911), the mujtahid imam and renewer of the tenth Islamic century, foremost hadith master, jurist, Sufi, philologist, and historian, he authored works in virtually every Islamic science.
Born to a Turkish mother and non-Arab father and raised as an orphan in Cairo, he memorized the Qur'an at eight, then several complete works of Sacred Law, fundamentals of jurisprudence, and Arabic grammar; after which he devoted himself to studying the Sacred Sciences under about a hundred and fifty shaykhs. A giant among contemporaries, he remained alone, producing a sustained output of scholarly writings until his death at the age of sixty-two. He was buried in Hawsh Qawsun in Cairo.
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Dimensions : 21 x 14cm.