The Garden of Hadith Scholars : Bustan al-Muhaddithin
The Garden of Hadith Scholars Bustan al-Muhaddithin—Translated from the Persian into Arabic and annotated by Muhammad Akram Al-Nadwi. Translated into English by Aisha Bewley
Bustan al-Muhadditheen is a well known anthology of Hadith sciences, major books of Hadith, and Muhadditheen. Written in Persian in the early nineteenth century by Shah 'Abd al-‘Aziz Dihlawi (1745-1822), it has been extremely popular among scholars of Hadith in the Indian-Subcontinent ever since. It surpasses other books written on the same subject in Arabic, Persian, and other languages.
Shah 'Abd al-‘Aziz Muhaddith Dihlawi 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.