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Commentary of Forty Hadiths of an-Nawawi

Commentary of Forty Hadiths of an-Nawawi

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A very concise and excellent sharh of al-Arbaeen
A very concise and excellent sharh of al-Arbaeen

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Sharh Arba'eenan Nawawî 
Dr. JamalAhmed Badi
http://fortyhadith.iiu.edu.my/ © 2002 fortyhadith.com
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Commentaries on Imam Nawawi's Forty Hadith
 The collection of Forty Hadith by al-Imam al-Nawawi (or Imam Nawawi) has been known,accepted and appreciated by Muslim scholarsfor the last seven centuries.Its significance lay in the fact that theseselected forty hadiths comprise the mainessential and fundamental concepts of Islam which, in turn, construct the minimum level of required revealed knowledge for every singleMuslim. Since having good knowledge of the various fundamental aspects of the religion iskey to a Muslim's practice and application of Islam, this web site attempts to provide simpleand practical commentaries to the collection of Imam Nawawi's Forty Hadith. Various principles are contained in these hadiths, suchas belief, Muslim ethics and
. As such, it is very important to have a good understanding of thesehadiths based on scholarly interpretations. In addition,these commentaries also try to offer discussions onrelated contemporary issues pertaining to certainconcepts mentioned in these hadiths. The commentaries on this website areby:
Dr. Jamal Ahmed Badi Associate ProfessorDepartment of General StudiesInternational Islamic UniversityMalaysia
If you have any questions or commentson the Forty Hadith, please e-mailthem to:
 If you have any technical questions orif there are any problems with the website, please e-mail the
© 2001-2002 fortyhadith.com This website was launched on29 November 2001 / 13 Ramadhan 1422hosted by the Kulliyyah of ICT, IIUM
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Imam Nawawi had a very short life but during this shortperiod, he had written a largenumber of books on differentsubjects. Every work has beenrecognized as a valuabletreasure of knowledge. Among them are: -
Riyad al-Salihin 
Sharh Sahih Muslim 
Sharh Sunan Abi Dawud 
Tahdhib-ul-Asma was- Sifat 
 Mukhtasar At-Tirmidhi 
Tabaqat Ash Shafi'iyah 
al-Tibyan fi adab hamalat al-Qur'an 
al-Irshad wa'l-Taqrib fi 'Ulum al-Hadith 
Sharh Sahih Muslim 
is astandard text book for thestudy of Hadith while his
al-  Minhaj 
is used for the study of Fiqh.
Imam Muhyi al-Din Abu Zakariya Yahya bin Sharaf al-Nawawi,for short Imam Nawawi, was born in the village of Nawa in the vicinity of Damascus in 631 A.H. (1233 A.D.). He grew up inNawa and at the age of nineteen went to study in Damascus which was considered the center of learning and scholarship.During his stay at Damascus, Imam Nawawi studied from morethan twenty celebrated teachers, regarded as masters andauthorities of their fields and disciplines. He studied Hadith,Islamic jurisprudence and principles, syntax and Etymology from great scholars such as Abu Ibrahim Ishaq bin Ahmad AI-Maghribi, Abu Muhammad Abdur-Rahman bin Ibrahim Al-Fazari, Radiyuddin Abu Ishaq Ibrahim bin Abu Hafs Umar binMudar Al-Mudari, Abu Ishaq Ibrahim bin Isa Al-Muradi, Abul-Baqa Khalid bin Yusuf An-Nablusi, and Abul-Abbas Ahmadbin Salim Al-Misri.Imam Nawawi had endless thirst for knowledge. He used toread twelve lessons daily and wrote commentaries on every lesson. Whatever books he read, he would write marginal notesand explanations on each book. His intelligence, hard work,love, devotion and absorption in his studies amazed his teachersand they became fond of him and began to praise and admirehim. Allah had also conferred upon him the gift of fastmemorisation and depth of thought. Imam Nawawi made fullbenefit of his God given qualities and potentialities and earnedthe highest degree of honor.Imam Nawawi led a life of singular piety, righteousness andsimplicity. After over 20 years, he returned to his hometown.Soon after his arrival at Nawa, he fell ill and died in 676 A.H.(1278 AD).

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