'A Sufi Study of Hadith' is a unique work of commentary on a selection of over three hundred authentic hadith. Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi, one of the subcontinent's greatest spiritual leaders and an author of unequalled prolificacy, translates, interprets and then comments on each hadith from theperspectiveoftasawwuf, whether to explain a fine point of theology, or to discourse on morality, etiquette, behaviour, or the customary practices of Sufis.
In the pages of this volume, one encounters a side of Islam that is little known and less understood. For all seekers of the truth, and especially those seeking to further their understanding of the teachings of the Prophet (SAW), ontasawwufrelated subjects, Mawlana Thanawi's work is truly invaluable.
A Sufi Study of Hadith (Originally titled Haqiqaal-Tariqa min as-Sunna al-Aniqa)is a unique work of commentary ona selectionof over three hundred authentic hadith. Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanawi,oneof the subcontinent's greatest spiritual leaders and an authorof unequalledprolificacy, translates, interprets, and then comments oneach hadithfrom the perspective of tasawwuf, whether to explain a finepoint oftheology, or to discourse on morality, etiquette,behaviour, orthe customarypractices of Sufis. In the pages of this volume, one encounters aside of Islam that is little known and less understood. For all seekers ofthe truth, and especially those keen to further their understanding of the teachings of the Prophet, upon him be peace on tasawwuf-related subjects, Maulana Thanawi's work is truly invaluable. ShaykhYusuf Talal DeLorenzo
Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanwi rahmatullahialayhexcelled in every branch of Islamic learning and was one of the Islamic world’s most outstanding religious figures of recent times. Perhaps his most significant and enduring legacy is a renewed awareness, understanding and acceptance of authentic tasawwufamong the masses. Indeed, he is still remembered as Hakim-al-Ummah (Physician of the Ummah) due to his expertise in diagnosing spiritual ailments and dispensing the most efficacious cures.
In thisbook, Mawlana Thanwi discusses numerous subtle and complex themes of tasawwufderived from the ahadithof our beloved Messenger sallallahualayhiwasallam. His erudite commentary demonstrates time and again how the principles of tasawwufhave their origins in the primary sources of Islam. Mawlana Thanwi’s approach, like that of his illustrious mashai’ikh, stresses the complete harmony between Shariah andtariqahand their interrelatedness.
Alhamdulillah,Mawlana YusufDeLorenzo’s translation now gives English speaking Muslims access to this valuable work. Studying this book under the guidance of a qualified shaykh will increase the interested reader’s understanding and appreciation of the treasury of hadith as well as the science of tasawwuf, and prove beneficial for thetraveleron the path leading to Allah. -Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat
This volume revives the tradition of the earliest Sufis,who relatedhadiths from the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) in such core works as Qushayri’s Risala,Makki’s Qutal-Qulub,andAbu Nu‘aym’s Hilya al-Awliya.Imam Junaydhassaid, “The spiritual path is blocked shut, except to those who seek outthe tracesof the Chosen Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace); ‘Say, ‘This is my path: I summon to Allah upon entire insight, I and whoever wholeheartedlyfollowsme’ [Qur’an 12:108].” Thanawi’s work is a treasury of valuable hadiths for anyone on the true path, and a guide to many of the traditions (adab) of Sufism in the South Asia of his day. The powerful and vigorous translation of Yusuf DeLorenzo brings to life in English a great many realities of the way of spiritual realities. Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller
Paperback: 303 pages Publisher: Turath Publishing Language: English ISBN-10: 1906949042 ISBN-13: 978-1906949044 Package Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.5 x 1.1 inches