Anyone new to the science of hadith may be overawed by its sheer volume and complexity.
Tahdhib al-Akhlaq: A Hadith Guide for Personal and Social Conduct, is a gentle introduction that takes over 500 ahadith from the six authentic collections predominantly from Bukhari and Muslim and arranges them into an easily understood and accessible subject matter.
It covers over 45 short chapters such as sincerity in worship, maintaining ties of kinship, teaching children, thankfulness, modesty etc. It focuses on morality, manners and in this way it serves both as an excellent foundation not only for further study of the great works of hadith, but also as a guide to the Islamic way of life thus reviving the importance of Islamic moral conduct in the English Language.
Its unique style of inter-twining each subject matter with the appropriate verses of the Quran at the beginning of each chapter followed by carefully selected hadiths makes it fascinating to read, - a truly scholarly work made accessible to the general reader.