Ashiqaan e Hadith ki Hikayaat : Urdu,
*[A5] Paperback - 105 pages,
''al-Rihla fi Talab al-Hadith''
by al-Imam al-Khatib al-Baghdadi [d.463h],
Urdu Translation by Madinah tul Ilmiyyah,
Published by Dawat e Islami.
Back in Stock June 2023
This book is the urdu translation of the classical text ''al-Rihla fi Talab al-Hadith'' [ - Journey in Seeking Hadith] by the famous Muhaddith [Master of Hadith Sciences] Imam Abu Bakr Ahmad ibn ‘Ali ibn Thabit ibn Ahmad ibn Mahdi al-Shafi‘i (d.463 AH), rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi, otherwise known as Imam al-Khatib al-Baghdadi!
About hadith mastership Imam al-Khatib wrote:
'' He does not excel in hadith science nor is able to peruse its complexities and shed light on its hidden benefits except he who has gathered its variants, collated its loose ends, brought it all together, and worked assiduously to compile it under its topical subheadings, organising its different types. This activity strengthens competence, cements memorisation, purifies the heart, hones the personality, expands the tongue, greatly improves language, unveils ambiguities and clarifies them.''
About the Author :
He is al-Khatib al-Baghdadi is “Abu Bakr” Ahmed ibn Abdul-Majid ibn Ali ibn Thabit, commonly known as al-Khatib (or al-Khatib al-Baghdadi. “Al-Khatib” means lecturer, public speaker or orator. He was born in Hanikiyya, one of the villages of southwest Baghdad, but some sources place it in Ghuzayya village of Hijaz, midway between Kufa and Makkah, on Sunday (some sources say Thursday), Jumada II 24, 392 h.
Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi was the son of a Hanbali preacher of Darzidjan. He began studying at an early age with his father and other mentors. He studied other sciences, but his primary interest was hadith, which he studied in Baghdad, Basra, Damascus, Isfahan and Nishapur. While he was an authority on hadith, it was his preaching that gave him fame. One biographer, namely al-Dhahabi, says that teachers and preachers of tradition usually submitted what they had collected to al-Baghdadi before using them in their lectures or sermons.
Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi is famous mostly for his work titled Tarikh-al-Baghdad, a history of Baghdad, which contains 7,831 biographies of narrators of hadith, senior scholars, dignitaries and men of society and state.
Ibn Hajar al-`Asqalani declared his works influential in the field of the science of hadith saying, "Seldom did he miss any science of hadith without writing a whole book about it." He then quoted Abu Bakr ibn Nuqtah, a Hanbali scholar, as saying, “Every objective person knows that the scholars of hadith who came after al-Khatib are indebted to his works.”
He was buried next to Bishr al-Hafi (the barefoot), the Sufi Gnostic who lived from 150 – 236 h.
*Dimensions : 20.7 x 13.7cm.