Author(s): Ay?e GÜLTEK?N
Despite its large number of isnads (chains of transmission) the hadith characterized as da’eef (weak) in form of “Whoever preserves forty hadith for my Ummah (followers) Allah will resurrect him a scholar and a faqeeh (jurist)” , encouraged wises to write Forty Hadith. The most famous one between the Forty Hadiths written in Arabic, Persian and Turkish, is the “Forty Hadith” of AlNawawi. The Jelveti Sheikh Ismail Hakki Bursevî who marked the century he lived with his more than hundred works, is one of the scholars that paraphrase the Forty Hadith of Al-Nawawi. Bursevî did not just explain the words, gramer and annotate hadith, he also relays information on interpretation, fiqh, kalam and sufism in addition to the hadith issues on the Forty Hadith Exegesis. Bursevî enriched the paraphrasing with stories, poems, proverbs and personal expriences. With this manner of him, he aims to mention all the scientific information and present to the reader fund of information that he/she can read without getting bored. In this article, after a brief informing about the narration that encourages wises to write the Fourty Hadiths and works of Bursevî we will try to itemize the method of Bursevî in his hadith exegesis.