Hyderabad: At a time when the whole lot Islamic is beneath focus, all for the fallacious causes, separating wheat from chaff will assist. What precisely are the Islamic beliefs, ideas and practices about which there’s a lot hue and cry? You possibly can study all this and extra from a brand new e-book of Hadith, the collected traditions of the Prophet.
Subsequent in significance to the Quran as a supply of Islamic educating is the Hadith. Technically talking it consists of the sayings and deeds of Prophet Muhammad. Even his silence, in some issues, is construed as an essential consider Islamic legislation.
This e-book of Hadith being launched on Sunday seeks to place the whole lot within the context and solutions doubts and questions that baffle many. Because the title of the e-book suggests – Solutions by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), A Prepared Reckoner – is the very best response to all that befuddles one about Islam. It makes Hadith studying a complete new expertise because it adopts a question-answer strategy in explaining issues.
Curiously, the writer, Mohammad Abdul Rahim, isn’t an Islamic scholar or a madrassa product. Fairly he was a authorities servant, a broadcast engineer in Doordarshan, to be exact. “I all the time desired of compiling a e-book on the Prophet’s conclusive solutions masking your complete vary and scope of solutions,” he says.
His single minded devotion and diligent effort has paid off. His e-book, the labour of greater than 12 years of analysis involving 90 books, is lastly out to quench the thirst of all those that wish to find out about Islam and the Prophet of Islam.
What makes the e-book totally different from the prevailing Hadith literature is that it raises the curiosity of readers by questions put by Sahaba (male Companions), Sahabiyat (feminine Companions), Jews, Christians, Bedouins and others. It additionally consists of solutions to queries on Quranic verses together with use of hypophora ie – questions raised and answered by the Prophet himself.
The e-book additionally brings out the pedagogical dimension of the Prophet (pbuh), a facet not a lot explored. The writer tries to painting the Messenger of Allah as a instructor and chief. Readers study the educating methodology of the Prophet, who was unlettered himself. For this the writer explains the analogies, similes, anecdotes, diagrams, gestures, humour, interactive dialogue, repetition, bodily contact and steady analysis adopted by the Prophet to drive house the message. The great commentary on the finish of every Hadith places the entire thing in perspective. In actual fact it serves because the icing on the cake.
Other than religion, prayer, fasting, Haj, zakat, charity and behavior there are attention-grabbing and probing questions and solutions on totally different elements of life. For example there are questions pertaining to girls’s points like hijab, purification, widowhood, inheritance.
Islam permits girls to stay ‘on their very own phrases’ as is evident from the account of Barira, a manumitted feminine slave. The Prophet didn’t drive her to just accept his recommendation.
Via all this one involves know the accommodating nature of the Prophet (pbuh) who handled folks in keeping with their ranks and mental capability. Whereas advising he additionally took under consideration their psychological standing, strengths, weaknesses and wishes. One additionally learns how the Prophet’s recommendation was all the time personalised – primarily based on the person’s circumstances.
The 778-page e-book comprises 1100 Hadiths – each with its chain of transmission going again to the Prophet and full with the referencing of the texts, authentication of Hadiths and search indexes. Priced Rs. 1200, the e-book is on the market at Huda E-book Depot, Purani Haveli and the chain of Himalaya E-book Shops. Moreover, it’s also accessible on Amazon and Kindle.