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Originally written in Persian, The Garden of the Hadith scholars was translated into Arabic by Mohammad Akram Nadwi. This book is a translation of this text into English by the distinguished translator, Aisha Bewley. The Bustan al-Muhaddithin is an extraordinary work by Imam ‘abd al-Aziz ( 1745-1822AD) the son of Shah Wali Allah al-Dihlawi and is a masterful account of the major hadith collections and their authors. Replete with information on these great men and their books, this work will be indispensable for both serious students of hadith, and beginners keen for a glimpse into the verdant gardens cultivated by these luminaries of Islamic history.
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Shah ‘Abd al-‘Aziz Muhaddith Dihlawi - original author
Shah Abd al-‘Aziz (1745-1822) was born in Delhi. He studied under his father Shah Wali Allah, and with his father’s famous students, Shah Muhammad ‘Ashiq and Mawlana Khwaja Aminullah. He was trained in fiqh by his father-in-law Mawlana Nurullah. In 1762, Shah ‘Abd al’Aziz succeeded his father in the Madrasah Rahimiyah and soon emerged as the leading Muslim scholar of his time. His students spread to every corner of India.
Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi - translated the original work from Persian into Arabic and included annotations.
Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi is a world-renowned scholar of Indian origin, who received in-depth training in the traditional Islamic disciplines at Nadwat al-Ulama (Lucknow, India) alongside a PhD in Arabic literature from Lucknow University. He spent several years as a Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies where he conducted research on a number of topics including hadith and Sufi orders in India. He is the author of close to 30 books across the full range of the Islamic Sciences.
Aisha Bewly - translated the work from Arabic into English.