From the creation of the original Dars-i Nizami in the 18th Century one of the key texts has been Mishkat al-Masabih.
Mishkat al-Masabih, is taught as an introductory work on Hadith through which students learn how to draw judicial inferences from the Ahadith in it. It covers a wide variety of topics which are of huge importance to any student of Islam or any Muslim seeking to gain knowledge.
Since the Mishkat is a book free from errors and contains the core Ahadith relevant to the knowledge and practice of Islam, it cannot be stressed enough how important it is for people to acquaint and familiarise themselves with the Mishkat. This is what makes the Mishkat so useful; the fact that it gives the bare minimum and the basic teachings of Islam without delving into unnecessary details makes it an attractive and popular subject for students to undertake.
Mishkat al-Masabih will be taught by our senior scholar of Hadith Shaykh Dr Abdul Matin Al-Azhari. He will guide students through the critical analysis of the Ahadith in terms of Fiqh and discuss their authenticity where they are not in the Sahih-hayn (Bukhari and Muslim). In addition he will examine the biography of the narrators and how each hadith relates and links to the Qur’an and other hadith. Finally he will also discuss the themes of the hadith and how we can apply them to our lives in the present day.