بسم االله الرحمن الرحيم
الحمد وسلام على عباده الذين اصطفى
It is never an easy task to translate a text, and the
job gets tougher when it comes to Prophetic Traditions -
as every single word uttered by the Prophet (Sallallahu
Alaihi Wasallam) is taken as a decree of guidance.
While translating this compilation, I have tried my level
best to keep it close to the source text, but it is almost
impossible to translate each and every word of a language,
particularly Arabic - owing to its tremendous
richness, in totality. Here, it is imperative to mention
that I have kept the word ‘fitnah’, that has come very
often in this compilation, as it is, and its English translation
within brackets according to the context - as, to me,
in this compilation it has been the most difficult word to
translate into a single English word. I hope reader will
be able to comprehend it, wherever mentioned, by the
Reader is invited to contemplate on each and
every single word of this compilation, and, apart from
taking into consideration the advices, warnings, guidance,
proscriptions, prescription etc., enhance his belief
regarding the finality and truthfulness of our beloved
Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) after observing
how every word prophesied by him more than fourteen
centuries back is coming true like daylight.
May Allah elevate the status of Shahid Mawlana
Muhammad Yousuf Ludhianvi (RA) for coming up with
such a magnificent compilation at a crucial juncture
when the Ummah has plunged into the lowest ebb of
disobedience, and drifted afar from the Islamic teachings.
Going through it has left me with the feeling that
perhaps Mawlana (RA) has responded to an intuition to
compile what is, at this time, beneficial and crucial requirement
of the Ummah. May this compilation spark
fresh spirit of belief, hope, strength and resolution into
the Ummah which is presently in a timid, desolate, feeble
and irresolute state.
I am highly indebted to my teacher and Sheikh
Dr. Rafiq Ahmad for being always there to guide me in
every possible way; whatever this worthless creature has
of any good is because of him. I am also extremely
thankful to my friend Mr. Aabid Ahmad for his invaluable
advices/suggestions whenever/wherever needed.
May Allah accept this humble endeavour, and
may it become a medium of our reformation.
Institute of Islamic Research,
Darul Uloom Ilaahiyah.