Monday, October 17, 2005

The book mishkat al masabeeh

Question: I maybe want to buy the book called Mishkat al masabeeh, i wonder what kind of book this is..Is the author a Hanafi(imam Tabreezi) and does the book have those hadeeths which the hanafees are using for prayer, wudu etc etc. Is the book with a commantary on each hadeeth? Can you recommend it?
Answer: Mishkaat is a famous book, but it wasn't written for the purpose of defending hanafi positions. There is an explanation of if written by Ali Qari who is a hanafi scholar.