Provisions for the Seekers: A Manual of Prophetic Hadiths with Commentary
Ashiq Ilahu Bulandshehri
Shaykh Abdur-Rahman Ibn Yusuf Mangera (translation and commentary)
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ, was given exceptional oratorical skills. His words were eloquent, comprehensive, and simple, conveying libraries of wisdoms and truths. The Messenger himself said, "I have been sent with the jawämi' al-kalim" (Bukhārī)-that is, concise language that expresses a multitude of meanings in few words.
Bookstores and libraries today are full of books of proverbs, coined by his torical personages and political and religious leaders. But each of these pales in comparison to the eloquence of the Messenger of Alläh ﷺ and philosophers and sages seem nothing more than struggling students in the light of his divinely inspired wisdom.
This book is a collection of 327 hadiths which the author, Shaykh 'Ãshiq Ilähi al-Bulandshehri, compiled from 'Allăma Tabrīzi's renowned hadith compilation, Mishkāt al-Maşabih. The book contains many jawāmi al-kalim, as well as prophecies and other accounts and narratives.
The book is ultimately a compilation of hadiths meant to inspire the souls of today's Muslims and give them a glimpse at the charisma of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and a roadmap with which they can achieve closeness to their Lord.