In this collection, Mulla Ali al-Qari gathers forty hadith that illustrate the extraordinary capacity of the Prophet (saws) for distilling profound truths into a few short words. The diverse range of topics contained in the hadiths in this collection, from war to spirituality, are unpacked in a commentary by the 18th century scholar, Allama as-Sindi. Mulla Ali al-QariMulla Ali al Qari, a Hanafi jurist, hadith expert and theologian, was born and grew up in Herat, afghanistan where he received his early Islamic education. He was deeply devoted to the Quran, and his mastery and precision of Quranic recitation and its science earned him the appellate al Qari, or the Quran reciter. His scholarship was exacting and his output profuse having composed works a great number being encyclopaedic in nature on just about every field and subfield of the traditional Islamic disciplines.