Allah Walloon ki Baatey : 7 Vols, Urdu, New,
Hilyatul Awliya wa Tabaqat-ul Asfiya,
*[A4] Hardback - Total 3645 pages in 7 Volume Set,
by Imam Abu Nu'aym al-Asfahani [d.430h],
Translated into Urdu by Maktaba tul Madina.
Hadith, Sayings of the Blessed Companions:
This book embodies an extensive collection of 1,049 authentic sayings (ahadith) of the blessed Companions of God's Messenger, upon whom be peace, and some of their interactions with him, as well as among themselves in the first century of Islam.
This unique book is based on the famous work of the
10th century scholar al-Hãfiz Imam Abu Na'ïm al-As-fahãni (948-1038
C.E.), rahmatullahi 'alayhi, no longer in print in the original
Arabic language, and is the most authentic reference on the traditions
of the blessed Companions of God's Messenger, upon whom be peace, and its lessons will prove to be most rewarding.
book depicts some of the rare traditions, words and deeds of these most
pious human beings, and it reviews some of the most magnificent
instances of their lives. These narrations will testify to their
unparalleled devotion, and they will certainly refresh one's memory with
unique lessons on spirituality, true love for one's maker, and for His
Blessed Messenger Muhammad, upon whom be peace.
Awliya represents a drop in the ocean of knowledge the blessed
Companions cherished, and their testimonies will surely help polish a
tarnished heart, as well as they will beautify a pious one. In fact,
although the legacy of our righteous predecessors (salaf sãlih)
is unique and their devotion surpasses the common, yet, their wisdom,
example, and teachings will surely fill a yearning heart with the love
and grace of Allah.
Al-Hafiz Abu Nu'aym al-Asfahani : He is Ahmad bin 'Abdullah bin Ahmed bin Ishaq bin Musa bin Mahran al-Ash'ari al-Shafi'i, Al-Asfahani, rahmatullahi 'alayhi, was born in Rajab 336H. He is the Imam, erudite scholar, the Sufi, the Hafidh, the Shaykh al-Islam, and major trustworthy hadith Master - one of the eminent Muhaddithin and one of the great Huffaz.
He studied under the celebrated scholars and himself taught many virtuous 'Ulama.
Subsequently he took hadîth and narrated it from and to an innumerable list of shaykhs and students. Among his shuyukh: al-Tabarani, Abu al-Shaykh, al-Ajurri, al-Hakim, and others. Among his students were al-Khatib, al-Malini, al-Dhakwani, Abu al-Fadl Hamd ibn Ahmad al-Haddad, his brother Abu `Ali al-Hasan, and others.
Hamza ibn al-`Abbas al-`Alawi said: "The hadith scholars used to say that the hadith Master Abu Nu`aym remained for fourteen years without equal, no one from East to West possessing any chain of transmission shorter than his, and there was no one stronger in memorisation."
He authored many books, among them Al-Mustakhraj 'Ala Al-Bukhari, and Al-Mustakhraj 'Ala Muslim and Hiliyat-ul-Awliya, which is one of the best books. It is said that when he took it to Nishapur, it sold for four hundred Dinar.
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NB: Pakistan Print, usual bumps and bruises on covers, otherwise decent print.
*Single Volume Dimensions : 25 x 19cm (approx).