Does anybody know of an online English database of ahadeeth, including (for current purposes) Kanz ul-Ummal?
A current project I'm helping with contains a vast number of rather obscure ahadeeth, in Turkish. The sahih and well-known ones are easily handled - there are excellent English translations all over the web - I just check the references and track them down online. Then there are some which I can't seem to find even via keyword, especially as the keywords in Turkish could translate to several different words in English. I wondered if anybody knew of an extensive search-by-English-keyword hadith database?
Most important question - if I am unable to find a good ready-translated English version of a hadith, is it acceptable to translate from Turkish into English? I am extremely pressed for time, and have been allotted no budget at all (otherwise I'd probably try to hire an SF scholar to help!!). Once or twice I translated the hadith from Turkish into English, as literally as possible, before stumbling upon an Arabic to English translation online, and I was happy to see that the secondhand translation was almost word-for-word identical to the first-hand translation. In terms of akhirah, how much risk is involved if I translate to the very best of my abilities?