This is a revised translation by Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias.

The renowned work by the great Indian hadith scholar is in no need of an introduction.


  • Stories of the Sahabah
  • Virtues of Salat
  • Virtues of Tabligh
  • Virtues of Dhikr
  • Virtues of the Noble Qur'an
  • Virtues of Ramadhan
  • Muslim Degeneration and its Only Remedy

About The Author

Shaykh al-Hadith Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhlawi : He was born in the village of Kandhla (in Uttar Pradesh, India) on Ramadan 1315 AH (1898 CE).

His full name was Muhammad Zakariyya ibn Muhammad Yahya ibn Muhammad Isma‘il, and his lineage continues all the way back to Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him), the great Companion of the Messenger (upon him be peace).

He spent 55 years teaching Ahaadith. of which 45 years were spent in teaching Bukhari Sharif.As an author he wrote many important books. Awjazul-Masaalik, commentary of Muatta Imam Malik in fifteen volumes and La’miud-Dirari, commentary of Sahih-al-Bukhari, consisting of over ten volumes.

He has also written a compilation of books on virtues in various different subjects. In the last century, India has undoubtedly become an important center for the study of hadith, and the scholars of India have become well-known for their passion for religious knowledge. Upon them ended the era of leadership in teaching hadiths, codification of the special fields (funun) of hadith, and commentary upon its texts (mutun). 

He was given the honorary title of Shaykh al-Hadith, or “Great Scholar of Hadith,” by his teacher, Shaykh Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri, who recognized his deep insight, clear-sightedness, and extensive knowledge of hadith and related sciences. 
Maulana Zakariya Died in 1402 AH (1982)


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Shaikh al-Hadith Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhelwi
Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias
Zam Zam Publisher
22.5 x 15cm
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