The Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and give him peace, said "Whosoever memorizes and preserves for my people forty hadith relating to their religion, Allah will resurrect him on the Day of Judgment in the company of jurists and religious scholars.” A prolific scholar by the name of Imam Nawawi took this hadith to heart, and it drove him to put together what has become one of the most cherished shorter collections of rigorously authenticated hadiths.
The hadith in this collection are unique among hadith because these are of the Messenger of Allah’s most comprehensive utterances, each one of which is eloquent and full of meaning. By studying these 40 hadiths, one gains a comprehensive understanding of the religion of Islam and clear guidelines for sustained and powerful personal and societal change.
In this course, you will unpack the 42 hadiths from Imam Nawawi's collection Forty Hadith of Imam Nawawi. The course will focus on the language of the hadiths, their implications in Sacred Law, and their relevance to our lives as Muslims in the 21st century. They were related almost 1500 years ago, yet they speak to the innermost concerns of our hearts and souls. Indeed, these hadiths are timeless and are together a collection that no serious, devoted Muslim should be without on his or her journey through life.
Each lesson focuses on a selection of hadith grouped by a central theme so that you can you learn the essential meaning of each hadith. Throughout this journey, you will also learn concepts related to the study of the hadith and aspects of the life of the Companion who narrates each hadith.
Through learning, reflecting upon, and implementing these hadith, you will insha’Allah come away with an understanding of the beauty of Islamic beliefs, ethics, and morals. You will gain a general understanding of the basic norms of Islam, Iman, and Ihsan. You will taste the spiritual and practical advice of the Messenger, peace and blessings be upon him, and find solutions within them to all types of problems.
The life lessons learned in this course are invaluable on your journey to Allah. The hadiths provide guidance on strengthening your relationship with Allah and improving your interaction with fellow humans. These lessons may be applied to your worship, work, studies, marriage, and family and community life in the short-term. And in the long-term, our Beloved Prophet, peace be upon him, left us with these words so that we could prepare ourselves for the appointed meeting with Allah.
Besides the practical lessons you will learn from these hadiths, you will also benefit from the manifold barakah (blessing) there is in reading and learning the words of our Beloved Messenger, peace be upon him. You will feel the beauty and conciseness of each Prophetic tradition. In a few words, a hadith sums up life lessons that are profound in their meaning and resonate with believers from all walks of life.
This course has something for everyone. It speaks to the new Muslim, the returning Muslim, and anyone wishing to gain further insight into the beautiful tradition of our Prophet, may Allah bless him and give him peace.
“I would recommend this course to others because you learn so much about what is important in Islam. It applies to what we believe and what we must strive to accomplish through our character. You learn about how the Prophet (peace be upon him) is the best example for mankind and you're hungry for more. Throughout this course, you learn about what the hadiths mean and how they can apply to your life. We learned about the context of the hadith, which was always interesting and we learned about the Sahabis too. From the lessons you learn in the course, you just want to improve your character and it's exciting to see that you have a whole class that has the same interest and goals as you. I learned so much Alhamdulillah and InshaAllah others will find this course just as beneficial.”
Student, Hamtramck, USA
“I would recommend this particular course to others because it brings to reality of what we are practicing. Learing the hadiths of our Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and implementing these practices makes it a reality.”
Owner/Operator of a Family Daycare, Philadelphia, USA
“I would recommend this course because it was a great introduction to Islam's ethical system and an interesting insight into how fiqh can be derived from hadith. It was also a help in articulating love for the Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wassallam and the sahaba radi'Allah ta'ala anhum.”
Full-Time Employee, Slough, UK
“I would definitely recommend this course to others because the Forty Hadith is such an essential text in Islam. It is really vital that every Muslim study this text. If we really understood the hadiths well and applied them, it would make amazing changes in our lives.”
Homemaker, Seattle, USA
“I would recommend this particular course to others because it gives a good background of hadith science for those who know very little about hadith science. Most importantly, it covers some foundational hadiths that relate to our day to day life.”
Technical Support Supervisor, Burnsville, USA
“I would recommend this course to others because this really helps change one's inner self. One really comes to know about our history and the efforts that the people did to preserve what our Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) had said. There are some things in this course which really forces you to change towards good.”
Housewife, Peshawar, Pakistan
“There is much wisdom to learn.”
Probation Service Officer, London, UK
“This course has provided me a greater insight into the holistic tradition in Islam. The teaching was amazing, very interesting subject topics made it easy to learn..”
Student, Ipswich, UK
“This course covers core themes in Islam, so the knowledge gained can be applied throughout a person's life. It serves as a wonderful introduction to studying ahadith, and also provides an impetus for memorising some ahadith, or even the entire text.”
Student, Bradford, West Yorkshire
“I would recommend this course because I learned hadith that I can apply as a Muslim in the West.”
Student, Upper Darby, United States
“The instructor explains the hadiths in depth. The explanations are easy to understand..”
Clinical Reimbursement Manager, NYC, USA
“I would recommend this particular course to others because it teaches us a lot about our beloved Prophet (PBUH) by learning hadith.”
Physical Therapist, Smithtown, USA
“I would recommend this course to others because of the excellent basics taught about the science of hadith, as well as the ability to learn from a dedicated instructor more about our Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).”
Physician, Hurricane, USA