Comprehensive Hadith compendium al-Minhaj us-Sawi published in English

Al-Minhaj us-Sawi is a milestone work, the first work of its kind for many centuries. It is a compendium of more than 1,100 Prophetic hadiths, categorised under a number of headings and compiled with clear relevance to the lives and situation of Muslims in the modern age. The work is authenticated by a rigorous and detailed process of takhrij—referencing each hadith to its sources—from a study of over 300 authentic works of hadith. This major work is compiled by the renowned and authoritative scholar with in-depth knowledge of hadith sciences, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.

This work will be useful for academics in many relevant fields, whether researching the basis of orthodox Sunni belief and practice, or examining the contemporary Muslim response to religious extremism. It is a must read to understanding the Prophetic way of life.

Al-Minhaj us-Sawi is the first hadith compendium to be compiled for 700 years after Mishkat al-Masabih of Imam Muhammad Khatib al-Tabrizi or Imam al-Nawawi's Riyad al-Salihin. It deals with study of belief (al-aqida), deeds (al-amal), worship (al-ibadat), morals and virtues (al-akhlaq) and many other relevant topics. It is a compendium of all six major hadith collections (al-Sihah al-Sittah).

The English translation is split into 2 volumes:

  1. Prophetic Virtues and Miracles
  2. Righteous Character and Social Interactions

The first part, Prophetic Virtues and Miracles will prove invaluable to Muslims who wish to understand, in the light of the most authenticated and sourced classical Islamic materials, the responsibilities of Muslims in modern age, and the rights of others, and will provide clarity in relation to the Prophet Muhammad’s virtues and life, his methods of worship and spiritual practice and other aspects of his Sunna. It contains 350 hadiths.

Title: Prophetic Virtues & Miracles
Format: Hardback, 384 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1-908229-01-4

The second part, Righteous Character and Social Interactions presents sayings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him) concerning interactions with non-Muslims and non-Muslim communities, his method of prayer and spiritual devotion, his status and characteristics, and provides clarification of other important issues of the age, such as Jihad, Khawarijism, and Tassawuf. It contains 763 hadiths.

Title: Righteous Character and Social Interactions
Format: Hardback, 640 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1-908229-02-1

Minhaj-ul-Quran Publications is pleased to publish al-Minhaj al-Sawi in English during the blessed month of Rabi al-Awwal, which is available to order online from To sponsor free distribution of this valuable Hadith compendium for educational purposes, please click here.