Commentary on 40 ahadeeth – Arbaeen of Imam Nawawi – Moulana Naeem Motala

Moulana Naeem Motala

Paperback, 178 pages
5.83 x 8.27 inch
Dar Ul Thaqafah

Arba’een in Arabic means ‘40’ and ‘Nawawi’ refers to Imaam Nawawi Rahmatullah Alayh. This Hadith Kitab is a comprehensive collection of 40 authentic Ahaadeeth of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam compiled by Imaam Nawawi Rahmatullah Alayh.

 Imaam Nawawi Rahmatullah Alayh mentions with regard to his Arba’een, that the main point of consideration in the compilation of these all-encompassing, all-embracing Ahaadeeth, is that, they convey some important Usool [principle] of Deen, upon which the pivot of Islam rotates. If one observes carefully, there are actually 42 Ahaadeeth gathered in total in his compilation.

 Many other famous Muhadditheen, were compilers of their Arba’een as well. The first being the great Aalim, jurist, faqeeh, Abdullah bin Mubaruk Rahmatullah Alayh. Other Arba’een Kitaabs include well-known authors namely ; Daraquthni, Haakim [Mustadrak]. They composed Arba’een of some specific Usool [fundamental] of Deen pertaining to specific topics eg: 40 Ahaadeeth on Salaah; 40 Ahaadeeth relating to Zuhd [asceticism] ; 40 Ahaadeeth on Adaab [Islamic etiquette] etc.

 In every Islamic period, scholars have compiled innumerable Arba’een’s, however, till today, Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala has granted this renowned kitaab of Imaam Nawawi Rahmatullah Alayh special acceptance

 Mufti Shafee Saheb Rahmatullah Alayh mentioned that Imaam Nawawi Rahmatullah Alayh has compiled these Ahaadeeth, because he realised that there is decay in our environment and hence, has brought such Ahaadeeth that will show the prevention and cure from the problems that the Ummah is suffering from.

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