MISKAT AL-MASABIH: THE NICHE OF LAMPS (DKI)
The Complete Set of the Celebrated and Much Studied Collection Of Hadith, Arabic Text with English Translation
Complete English Translation of the Mishkat al Masabih which surpasses other currently available translation such as the well known AL HADITH: English Translation & Commentary Mishkat ul Masabih By Maulana Fazlul Karim and The Partial Translation Mishkat-ul-Masabih: Arabic- English, in 3 Volumes By Abdul Hamid Siddiqui .
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.
Mishkat al-Masabih which means A Niche for Lamps is an expanded version of Masabih al-Sunnah by Abu Muammad ibn Abdullah Khatib Al-Tabrizi (d. 741H) who was known as Muhyi As-Sunnah (Reviver of the Sunnah). Al-Tabrizi added to it the chains of transmission, the narrators and the authenticity of the Hadith. Thus making it more beneficial to those not having an advanced knowledge of the science of hadith.
The Collection is divided into twenty-nine books (kutub) and each book is divided into several chapters (abwab). Thereafter each chapter is further divided into three sections (fasl).
The Mishkat has enjoyed wide popularity in the world of Islamic learning Since 516 AH when it was first compiled by Al-Tabrizi. Most of the Hadith are from the Sahih Sitta. (the six Authentic Hadith Books).
Waliuddin Abu Abdullah Mahmud 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.
If you want just only one Collection of Hadith, then this must the one.
O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result. TM Qur’an 4:59