The Book of Hadith: Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad from the Mishkat al
Arabic - English
Selected By Charles Le Gai Eaton (Hasan Abdul Hakim)
Re-Translated by Mahmoud Mostafa (from Robson's Translation)
Edited By Kabir Helminski & Jeremy Henzell-Thomas
Paperback 152 Ages
The Book Foundation, USA, England
The Book of Hadith: Sayings of the
Prophet Muhammad from the Mishkat Al Masabih (Paperback)
by Charles Le Gai Eaton (Compiler), Mahmoud Mostafa (Translator)
Drawn from the Miskkat al Masabih, this collection of the Prophet Muhammed's sayings includes both the English and Arabic text and provides an intelligent introduction to Islam.
Among the included topics are purification, prayer remembering death, pilgrimage, jihad, clothing, visions, and words that soften the heart
This selection of the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad was made by the internationally respected British Muslim scholar, Charles le Gai Eaton. The Book of Hadith captures not only the practical and profound wisdom of the Prophet, but his human side as well. Contains Arabic text as well.
The Mishkat has
enjoyed wide popularity in the world of Islamic learning Since 516 AH when it
was first compiled by Waliuddin Abu Abdullah Mahmud Al-Tabrizi
Al-Tabrizi has identified at the end of every Hadith the source or sources from where the particular Hadith was taken. Thus, by doing so, he managed to overcome shortcoming of not mentioning the isnad (chain of authorities of the Hadith).
Most of the Hadith are from the Sahih Sitta. (the six Authentic Hadith Books).
The Collection has been arranged Subject wise to make it easy for the common person to use it in the process of regulating ones life in the light of the hadith of the Prophet (SAW)
Mishkat al-Masabih is divided into twenty-nine books (kutub), however this collection covers selection from 20 of the Books
Al-Tabrizi was a renown muhaddith (scholar of Hadith) of his time. He was well-versed in the intricacies of the Arabic language and rhetorics. It is unfortunate, however, that not much is known about his life. Al-Tabrizi is to be commanded for successfully improving upon Al-Baghawi's Masabih al-Sunnah.
Charles Le Gai Eaton (Hasan le Gai Eaton or Hassan Abdul
Hakeem) was born in Switzerland in 1921. He received his education
at Charterhouse at King's College, Cambridge. He worked for many years as a
teacher and journalist in Jamaica and Egypt. He then joined the British
Eaton accepted Islam in 1951. He has since served as a consultant to the Islamic Cultural Centre in London. In 1996 he served on a committee that drafted the constitution of the Muslim Council of Britain
Some of His Books include:
Daily Wisdom: No. 2: Selection from the Qur'an
On Celebrating The Birth of The Prophet: M. Alawi al-Hasani
Prophet's Night Journey & Heavenly Ascent: Ibn Alawi al-Maliki
Al-Ghazali on Conduct in Travel: Book 17 of Ihya Ulum al-Din
Ghazali's Forty Principles of Religion (Arba'in Fi Usul ad-Din)
Qawa'id Fi Ulum al-Hadith, Underlying Principles of The Hadith
Taqwa And Knowledge: From Al-Nasaih Al-Diniyyah Imam Al-Haddad
A New Translation. The Qur'an English By Abdel Haleem- Oxford
MUHAMMAD The Best of Creation :Ibn 'Alawi al-Hasani (Revised Ed)