The Eminence of The Hadith Adherents By Al-Khatib Al-Baghdadi
Author: Al-Khatib Al- Baghdadi
Book Binding: Hardcover
Size: 9.7 x 6.5 x 1.0 inch
Publication year: 2020
About This Book:
"The Eminence of Hadith Adherents" is a work produced in the 10th century by Al-Khatib Al-Baghdadi, a notable Islamic scholar and historian. The book is an important work in Islamic literature because it emphasizes the necessity of adhering to and following the Hadith, which are the sayings, actions, and approvals of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
In "The Eminence of Hadith Adherents," Al-Khatib Al-Baghdadi provides a thorough defense and validation of Hadith as a main source of Islamic instruction. He emphasizes the Hadith's role in shaping Islamic law (Sharia), theology, and ethical precepts. The book looks into the precise techniques employed by scholars to establish the validity of Hadith and secure their preservation via narrators' chains (isnad) and substance (matn). The work of Al-Khatib Al-Baghdadi emphasizes the importance of Hadith in interpreting the Quran and elucidating its contents. He dispels myths about the Hadith and responds to criticisms from various organizations that have questioned their veracity.
It consists of:
(1) Al-Khatib's biography from Siyar A'lam al-Nubala
(2) Sharaf Ashab al-Hadith (The Eminence of the Hadith Adherents)
(3) Naseehat Ahl al-Hadith (An Advice to the People of al-Hadith)
It is reported that the Messenger of Allah stated, “There will continue to be a group of my nation who prevail upon the truth, and they will not be harmed by those who forsake them.” Al-Imām Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal said in regards to this statement, “If they are not the ḥadīth adherents then I do not know who they are!”
Al-Ḥāfiz Ibn Ḥajar said, “Rare is the science from the sciences of al-ḥadīth on which al-Khaṭīb did not author an independent book upon. Indeed, it is as al-Ḥāfiẓ Abu Bakr ibn Nuqṭah said, ‘Every objective person knows that the ḥadīth masters after al-Khaṭīb are dependent upon his books.’” Mullā ʿAlī al-Qārī expanded upon this, “This is akin to the statement of al-Shāfiʿī, ‘All are dependent upon Abī Ḥanīfah in jurisprudence.’” [Sharḥ Sharḥ Nukhbati ‘l-Fikar (139-141)]
Al-Khaṭīb said, “I will mention in this book of mine, by the will of Allah, that which was narrated from the Messenger of Allah which encourages reporting from him, and the virtue of transmitting what was heard from him, and also that which was narrated from the Companions and their followers, and from the scholars who succeeded them, pertaining to the honour of the ḥadīth adherents and their virtue, high status and nobility, their mentioned merits, and transmitted characteristics.”
arrived exactly as described in only 2 days alhamdulillah - ive never smiled at a book so much until receiving this one, by the great muhaddith al-khatib al-baghdadi on the topic of the virtues of hadith & it's people. a must read that i could not recommend enough.