Maariful Hadith spread in 4 volumes is a collection of Ahadith on all topics of religion. These are explained in lucid language by Maulana Muhammad Manzoor Numani (RA).
Beginning with the Hadith about the importance of intention in performance of deeds, the book takes us through Ahadith on faith, on the duties in Islam and ends up with Ahadith on supplication.
In explaining the Ahadith, the Maulana has relied upon Shah WaliUllah (RA) for the final word.
The Ahadith are chosen mainly from Mishkaat Al-Masaabih, but some directly from the main books of Ahadith.
The author, the late Maulana Manzoor Numani is a very well known Hadith Scholar in the Indian Sub-Continent. He had been particularly active in the field of explaining the teachings and approach of the established religious schools to the general public, and particularly to the secular-educated public. His books are very widely read.
He was a very active teacher and lecturer and has written many books, booklet and magazine articles. Some of his best known works are Maaariful Hadith (a very lucid and comprehensive 4-Volume introduction to the Hadith for the general reader) Islam kiyaa hai? and Khomeini and the Iranian revolution (a well researched exposition of the origin and the open and hidden doctrines of the Ithna Asharia Shias.)