Mishkat al-Masabih

Mishkat al-Masabih
AuthorMuḥammad ibn ʻAbd Allāh Khatib Al-Tabrizi
Original titleمشكاة المصابيح
LanguageArabic
GenreHadith collection

Mishkat al-Masabih (Arabic: مشكاة المصابيح‎)(English translation: A Niche for Lamps) is an expanded version of Al-Baghawi's Masabih al-Sunnah by Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd Allāh Khatib Al-Tabrizi. Khatib Al-Tabrizi died 741 AH (1340 or 1341 CE)[1] rendered this version of the original text more accessible to those not having an advanced knowledge of the science of hadith.

Description[edit]

It contains between 4434 and 5945 hadith, divided into 29 books and is considered by Sunni scholars an important writing. Al-Tabrizi added 1511 hadith to the hadith contained in the collection Masabih al-Sunnah. Al-Baghawi classified many hadith as authentic when at times Al-Tabrizi did not agree. Al-Tabrizi expounded on the labels he placed on the hadith and re-classified many of them. He added a third section to Masabih al-Sunnah, which was already divided in two parts by Al-Baghawi. Al-Baghawi did not mention the isnad of the hadith he collected, Al-Tabrizi mentions the source from where the hadith is originally found making the text more reliable. An example of a hadith from Mishkat al-Masabih is as follows: "He is not a perfect believer, who goes to bed full and knows that his neighbour is hungry."[2]

Commentaries & Publications[edit]

Many commentries of the book has been written and published worldwide.

  • the commentary of Husayn ibn `Abd Allah ibn Muhammad al-Tibi
  • Mirqat al Mafatih Sharh Mishkat al-masabih' is a multi-volume work, authored by 17th century Islamic scholar Mulla Ali al-Qari
  • "Mirat ul Manajih Sharh Mishkat al-Masabih", is an urdu explanation authored by 'Hakeem ul ummat Mufti Ahmad Yaar Khan Naeemi'

19 various books on explanation of Mishkat Al-Masabih are available in English, Urdu, Arabic and Bangla at Australian Islamic Library[3]

  • Mishkat-Ul-Masabih, Published : Kitab Bhavan (1994)[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zirikli, al-A'lam, p. 6/234.
  2. ^ Mishkat Al-Masabih 2/424.
  3. ^ http://www.australianislamiclibrary.org/mishqat-al-masabeeh.html
  4. ^ "Mishkat-Ul-Masabih". www.amazon.com. ISBN 978-8171510375. Retrieved Apr 30, 2019.

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