A Sufi Study of Hadith
Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanawi
'A Sufi Study of Hadith' is a unique work of commentary on a selection of over three hundred authentic hadith. Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanawi, one of the subcontinent's greatest spiritual leaders and an author of unequalled prolificacy, translates, interprets, and then comments on each hadith from the perspective of tasawwuf, whether to explain a fine point of theology, or to discourse on morality, etiquette, behaviour, or the customary practices of Sufis.
In the pages of this volume, one encounters a side of Islam that is little known and less understood. For all seekers of the truth, and especially those keen to further their understanding of the teachings of the Prophet SAW on tasawwuf-related subjects, Maulana Thanawi's work is truly invaluable.
"This volume revives the tradition of the earliest Sufis, who related hadiths from the Prophet SAW in such core works as Qushayri Risala, Makki's Qut al-Qulub, and Abu Nu'aym Hilya al-Awliya... Thanawi's work is a treasury of valuable hadiths for anyone on the true path, and a guide to many of the traditions (adab) of Sufism in the South Asia of his day. The powerful and vigorous translation of Yusuf DeLorenzo brings to life in English a great many realities of the way of spiritual realities." – Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller