Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Yunus Jaunpuri’s Passion For Hadith

Pearls of the Elders

Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Yunus Jaunpuri’s[1] Passion for Hadith[2]

 

Translated by Abu Unaysah

 

After discussing Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Yunus Jaunpuri’s standing among contemporary hadith scholars, Mawlana Muhammad Nazim Nadwi writes:

 

“In truth he has remained preoccupied with hadith from the beginning and has immersed himself in it.  He himself relates: ‘Whenever I receive money from someone, I purchase books on hadith with it.  Whenever my respected teacher Qutb al-‘Arab wa ’l-‘Ajam [Imam Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhlawi] offered me money as a gift, I would use it to purchase some of his works.’ His residence contains a private collection of books on hadith, the like of which is extremely rare in the Sub-Continent. In fact, even the largest libraries are bereft of such great works. In spite of this, during his travels for Hajjhe visits bookshops in search of new books. This…

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