مولانا ابویوسف محمد شریف محدث کوٹلوی کی خدمات حدیث شریف
In this paper, based on the primary sources, an attempt has been made to discuss the contribution and services of Mawlānā Abū Yūsuf Muḥammad Sharīf (d. January 1951) commonly known as Faqīh-i-Ā‘ẓam and Muḥaddith-i-Koṯalwī in the field of Ḥadīth, the second most important source of Islamic Law. Mawlānā Muḥaddith-i-Koṯalwī having a deep insight in the Science of Ḥadīth has written extensively on this facet of Islamic learning. Mawlānā Abū Yūsuf Muḥammad Sharīf Muḥaddith-i-Koṯalwī through his fatāwā, articles, sermons and books done a great service for the Science of Ḥadīth. He has explained the five pillars of Islam and other rituals in the light of different āḥādīth. Being a Ḥanafī ‘ālim, Mawlānā Muḥaddith-i-Koṯalwī also proved that the Fiqh-i-Ḥanafī, the most popular fiqh among the South Asian Muslims, is in accordance with the authentic āḥādīth. He has also discussed the difference between a Ḥadīth and Sunnah.