A Collection of An-Nawawi 40 Hadith | Prophet’s Traditions – Pocket
This Book consists of Authentic Hadith Qudsi – Compiled by the Translator.
Hadith Qudsi are the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) as revealed to him by the Almighty Allah. Hadith Qudsi (or Sacred Hadith) are so named because, unlike the majority of Hadith which are Prophetic Hadith, their authority (Sanad) is traced back not to the Prophet but to the Almighty.
Imam Nawawi describes the Importance of these Hadith as follows
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.
I give them without the chains of authorities so as to make it easier to memorize them and to make them of wider benefit if Allah Almighty wills.
Imam Nawawi 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. On Allah do I rely and depend and to Him do I entrust myself; to Him be praise and grace, and with Him is success and immunity [to errors].
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