Author: Abdullah Suhrawardy
Publisher: Goodword Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0719551439
This book contains some of the finest Sayings of the Prophet. The supreme importance of the saying of Muhammad can be fully realized only when one becomes aware that the whole religious, moral, social and political fabric of a vast section of humanity rests on the Kur'an.
The ways and wont of Muhammad and his utterances form a living commentary on and a supplement to the Kur'an. Their great importance and their difference from the obiter dicta of other teachers lie in this: the utterances of other prophets, sages, and philosophers may become the object of enthusiastic admiration in the absence of any sanction to enforce their translation into practice; whereas the utterances of Muhammad have already acquired the force of law. A Muslim may question the geniuses of an individual saying; but once its authenticity is proved it is as binding upon him as the injunctions and prohibitions in the Kur'an.