The Arba’een (40 Hadith)
The Arba’een The Arba’een (40 Hadith) of Imam Nawawi rahimahullah with commentary by Mufti Muhammad Aashiq Ilaahi rahimahullah. Imam an-Nawawi assembled his collection of forty two ahadith together with the minimum of fiqh and commentary necessary for people not to misunderstand them. Imam Nawawi describes this work as follows in his introduction “I, however, considered it best to bring together forty hadith more important than all of these, being forty hadith which would incorporate all of these, each hadith being one of the great precepts of religion, described by religious scholars as being “the axis of Islam ” or “the half of Islam” or “the third of it “, or the like, and to make it a rule that these forty hadith be [classified as] sound and that the majority of them be in the Sahihs of Al-Bukhari and Muslim.” He goes on to Say: “Every person wishing to attain the Hereafter should know these hadith because of the important matters they contain and the directions they give in respect of all forms of obedience, this being obvious to anyone who has reflected upon it” About Imam Nawawi The learned Imam Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi also known as Mohy-ud-Din and Shaikh-ul-Islam (d. 676AH/1277AD) had a very short life but even during this short period, he had written a large number of books on different subjects. Every work of the Imam is a masterwork and a treasure of knowledge. Hundreds and thousands of people benefit from these works.
Author: Imam an-Nawawi