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It is our hope that we have been able to provide the Arabic reader, as also readers of English, be they Muslim or non Muslim with a collection of authenticated Sacred Hadith which will serve them as an introduction to this branch of devotional literature and will encourage them to acquaint themselves further with it.
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. with Arabic followed by Translation
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”
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