About the Book:
The famous 5th Century Hijri, Ahadith compilation by Imam Al-Nawawi, The ahadith are predominantly from Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim (Other ahadith are from the reliable Books such as Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and Muwatta Imam Malik),
Considered by Many as the Most Important Book after the Qur'an Simply because it is a Summary of authentic Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) covering most parts of ones life. 1894 Ahadith compiled over 372 Chapters and 19 Sections
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n Excellent work which has been Supervised by the Shaykh of Hadith in our times Shaykh Shu'ayb Al-Arna'ut.
About the Author:
Imam Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi was Born in the village of Nawa in Southern Syria, Imam Nawawi spent most of his life in Damascus where he lived in a simple manner, devoted to Allah, engaging single-mindedly in worship, study, writing and teaching various Islamic sciences. .
Although best known for his works in hadith, Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi (d. 676/1277) was also the Imam of the later Shafi'i school of Jurisprudence, and widely acknowledged as the intellectual heir to Imam Shafi'i. He was a renowned scholar and jurist who dedicated his life to the pursuit of Islamic learning.
Imam Nawawi died at the young age of 44 years, leaving behind him numerous works of great
Imam Nawawi is well know for books which are easy to understand
"...He has not placed any hardship upon you in religion..." [TM Qur'an 22:78]
"Whenever you speak to the people of something their mind cannot comprehend, it could lead some of them towards fitna " (Muslim)
ABOUT SHAYKH SHU'AYB AL-ARNA'UT:
Shu'ayb ibn Muharram ibn 'Ali, Abu Usama al Arna'ut, born in Damascus in 1928, two years after his father's emigration for religious reasons from Shkoder, Albania. He is a scholar of hadith, Hanafi law, Koranic exegesis and Arabic grammar and lexicology who has edited many classic works from old manuscripts. Educated in Damascus, he studied Hanafi jurisprudence with shaykhs such as Abd al-Razzaq al Halabi, Nuh al-Albani, Sulayman al Ghawji, and others, and hadith terminology under Abdullah al Habashi, Shaykh al Kallas, and Salih al Farfur, with the latter of whom he also read the eight volume Hanafi Hashiya radd al muhtar of Ibn Abidin during the course of seven years, and the Koranic commentaries of Zamakhshari and Nasafi.
Among the better known scholars of his profession, he has edited, annotated, and judged the hadiths of more than eighty works to date, of which the most famous is perhaps the five volume Zad al ma'ad [The provision for the return] by Ibn Qayyim al Jawjziyya, though the feels that his most important scholarly contribution lies in the editing of three works: Sharh al sunna [The explanation of the sunna] by Imam Baghawi, which presents the primary Koranic and hadith textual evidence for rulings of Sacred Law; Sharh mushkil al athar [The explanation of problemated hadiths] by Imam Tahawi, which explains the accord between ostensible contradictions among hadiths in therms of which ones are understood, abrogated, or conditioned by others or by the Koran; and al-Ihsan fi taqrib Sahih ibn Hibban [The proficiency: on facilitating the "Rigoroulsy authenticated hadith collection" of Ibn Hibban. The preparation of these works, each of which has sixteen volumes, was by no means a mere exercise in editing. With Ibn Hibban, for example, the original text consisted of eight volumes, to which Shaykh Shu'ayb supplied the equivalent of eight additional volumes of his own notes and commentary.
In our times, as Shaykhs qualified to teach the classic works of the Islamic sciences grow steadily fewer, Shu'ayb's hope is that such expanded and annotated editions will to some extent fulfill the educational needs of the Muslims who read them.
Though he will probably be remembered for his work in hadith, he strongly believes that Muslims should take their religion from those with the best understanding of the primary texts of the Koran and prophetic traditions, at their forefront the Imams of the four schools. "They are explainers, not popes" he says, "but in each of their schools there afterwards followed a hundred or more scholars who refined and added to their work, men whose stature in Islamic knowledge was like mountains, any of whom could put fifteen of the scholars available today in his pocket."
He presently lives in Amman, where he supervises the research staff and library of the Mu'assasa al-Risala publishing house.