Author: Maulana M. Manzoor No’mani
Translator: Muhammad Asif Kidwai
Publisher: Dar Ul-Ishat
About the Book: Ma’ariful Hadith spread in 4 volumes is a collection of Ahadith on all topics of religion. These are explained in lucid language by Maulana Muhammad Manzoor No’mani (RA). Beginning with the Hadith about the ‘importance of intention in performance of deeds’, the book takes us through Ahadith on faith, on the duties in Islam and ends up with Ahadith on supplication.
In explaining the Ahadith, the Maulana has relied upon Shah Wali’Ullah (RA) for the final word. The Ahadith are chosen mainly from Mishkaat Al-Masaabih, but some directly from the main books of Ahadith. The author, the late Maulana Manzoor No’mani is a very well known Hadith Scholar in the Indian Sub-Continent. He had been particularly active in the field of explaining the teachings and approach of the established religious schools to the general public, and particularly to the secular-educated public. His books are widely read. He was a very active teacher and lecturer and has written many books, booklets and magazine articles.
Some of his best-known works are Ma’aariful Hadith (a very lucid and comprehensive 4-volume introduction to the Hadith for the general reader) ‘Islam kiyaa hai?’ and ‘Khomeini and the Iranian revolution’.