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The commentaries on this website are by:

Dr. Jamal Ahmed Badi
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge
International Islamic University Malaysia

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Consider getting the book (published 2017) by Prof Jamal Badi Commentary on the Forty Hadith of Imam Al-Nawawi: Timeless Prophetic Gems of Guidance and Wisdom

Check out the Resources page for other recommendations

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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 scholars for the last seven centuries.

Its significance lay in the fact that these selected forty hadiths comprise the main essential and fundamental concepts of Islam which, in turn, construct the minimum level of required revealed knowledge for every single Muslim. Since having good knowledge of the various fundamental aspects of the religion is key to a Muslim's practice and application of Islam, this web site attempts to provide simple and practical commentaries to the collection of Imam Nawawi's Forty Hadith.

Various principles are contained in these hadiths, such as belief, Muslim ethics and fiqh. As such, it is very important to have a good understanding of these hadiths based on scholarly interpretations. In addition, these commentaries also try to offer discussions on related contemporary issues pertaining to certain concepts mentioned in these hadiths.

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