Imam Nawawi's Forty Hadith
This is a collection on forty sacred Traditions based on an-Nawawi's work. There are many thousands of sacred Traditions or ahadith in which God spoke in the first person to the blessed Prophet, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, but the words were not included in the Quran itself according to the Prophet's instructions. Hadith Qudsi (“sacred hadith”) are those sayings of the Prophet Muhammad divinely communicated to him, though the actual wording need not necessarily be that of the Almighty. The present collection has been compiled from all the available books of Hadith. The forty chosen are all well authenticated and present many of the doctrinal, devotional and ethical elements of Islam. A scholarly introduction deals fully with the subject and shows the way in which sacred Hadith differ from the Holy Qur’an and Prophetic Hadith. The selection and translations have been made by two scholars whose previous translation of an-Nawawi’s Forty Hadith gained wide approval for its accuracy and readability. The present book, a companion volume to an-Nawawi’s Forty Hadith, has been printed in similar format, with the original Arabic text alongside the English translation. translated by Ezzedine Ibrahim and Denis Johnson. Paperback. 5.5"x8.5", 151 pages.