Author: Shaikh al-Hadith Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhelwi
Publisher: Madania Publications (2011)
Pages: 220 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
The Inseparability Of Shari'a & Tariqa - Islamic Law And Purification Of The Heart How did Islamic law develop? What are the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence? What is the relationship between Shari'a and Tariqa? What is taqlid and does it still hold relevant in our time? Which sciences must be mastered before one can interpret the Quran and Hadith?
Shari'a & Tariqa is an essential book for anyone wishing to understand the foundations and application of Islamic law and the relationship that purification of the heart has with traditional Islamic jurisprudence. The esteemed author, in this, his last and final work, draws evidence from the Quran, Sunna, pious predecessors, past and recent scholars, history, and rationale to clarify the confusion many have when searching for a true scholar of Islam. This book explains how many of the controversies and sectarianism within the Ummah today are born out of ignorance of both Shari'a and Tariqa. Sheikh al-Hadith Sheikh Muhammad Zakariyya (ra) was born oin 1897 to a deeply religious, pious family in Khandhla, U.P., India. He was privately tutored by his father, Sheikh Yahya, in the Islamic sciences and completed the six books of hadith with him. He dedicated his life to the teaching and writing of hadith. He worked under his shaikh, Khalil Ahmed Saharanpuri, to complete the eighteen volume commentary of Abu Dawud and later himself wrote the monumental twenty-three volume commentary of Muwatta Imam Malik over a span of thirty years. His other famous books are Fadail-e-Amal, Khasail-e-Nabawi [commentary of Shamail al-Tirmidhi], and al-Abwab wa al-Tarajum [explanation of the chapters of Sahib al-Bukhari]. He began teaching the Islamic sciences at the age of twenty and taught hadith for 46 years [1923-1969]. He remained in the company of his sheikh, the hadith master, Khalil Ahmad Saharanpur, for seventeen years until his sheikhs death in 1927.