?The science of hadith is the noblest means of attaining closeness to the Lord of the Worlds? - Imam Nawawi
Provisions for the Seekers, A Manual of Prophetic Hadiths with Commentry - The Zad al Talibin of Shaykh Ashiq Ilahi Al Bulandsheri - Translation and Commentry by Abdur Rahman Ibn Yusuf
The Messenger of All?h (upon him be peace) was given exceptional oratorical skills. His words were eloquent, comprehensive, and simple, conveying libraries of wisdoms and truths. The Messenger (upon him be peace) himself said, ?I have been sent with the jaw?mi' al-kalim? (Bukh?r?)?that is, succinct language that expresses a multitude of meanings in few words.
This book is a collection 327 had?ths which the author, Shaykh '?shiq Il?h? al-Bulandshehr?, compiled from 'All?ma Tabr?z??s renowned had?th compilation, Mishk?t al-Mas?b?h. The book contains many jaw?mi' al-kalim, as well as prophecies and other accounts and narratives.
The book is ultimately a compilation of had?ths meant to inspire the souls of today?s Muslims and give them a glimpse at the charisma of the Prophet Muhammad (upon him be peace) and a roadmap with which they can achieve closeness to their Lord.