Al-Arba'in - FOUR of Imam Jalal ad-Din as-Suyuti
Author: Imam Jalal ad-Din as-Suyuti/translation by Aisha Bewley
Publisher: Turath Publishing (UK)
'Practical Application' is the common theme in Jalal ad-Din as-Suyuti's collection of Hadiths. Each of the forty hadith in this book is striking by its immediate relevance; whether on questions of legal judgement, virtuous action, or asceticism, the reader will find lessons that can be applied in almost any situation.
About the author: Imam Jalal ad-Din as-Suyuti was a towering ninth century Egyptian scholar and is considered the reviver of his era. He was a prolific writer and has over 600 titles to his name, many of which are encylopaedic in nature and cover almost every science of his day. He travelled extensively to gather hadith, including Morocco, Chad, Syria, the Hjiaz, Yemen and even India.