Author: Khalid Baig
Publisher: Open Mind Press
About the Book: A set of 2 books. The nearly one thousand hadiths in this book cover all subject areas that touch on our lives as Muslims, including beliefs, acts of worship, social interactions, business dealings, family life, gender relations, food and clothing, medicine, attitudes, insights, emotions, etiquette, character building, outlook on life, and worldview. Contains Arabic text of the hadiths with English translation and commentary by Khalid Baig. The selection is mainly guided by the Ma’arif al-Hadith of Maulana Manzoor Nomani, a thorough course of Hadith study for laymen that has been the book of choice in Urdu ever since it was first published in 1953. Also features subject index in English and an index in Arabic to facilitate searching for hadith texts.
Reviewers’ Comments: “Downpour of Blessings fills a lacuna in English hadith literature. It is a must-read for Muslims interested in the rich tradition of hadith commentary. Khalid Baig is to be commended for distilling technical concepts related to hadith in a manner that is both accessible and relatable to all levels of readership.” Mufti Muntasir Zaman, Translator of An Introduction to Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī: Author’s Biography, Recensions and Manuscripts and Editor of HadithNotes.org Qalam Institute, Arlington, Texas
“In the relatively limited landscape of English hadith collections, largely consisting of highly technical translations that are relatively inaccessible to the average reader, the highly relevant, concise, and yet comprehensive collection of hadith in Khalid Baig’s Downpour of Blessings is a much needed addition to the corpus. Like the Maʿārif Ḥadīth that this collection is based upon, this compendious hadith selection, translation, and commentary warrants a place on every bookshelf in the Muslim, English-speaking world.” Shaykh Bilal Ali Ansari, Department of Hadith, Darul Qasim, Chicago, Illinois