Six Forty Hadith Books you Should read

Six Forty Hadith Books you Should read

Like a lot of Muslims I thought there was only one forty hadith book, which is the classical book of Imam Nawawi, until I came across these six -:) I’ve been told by one of the translators that four more are coming 😉

Ahadith are traditions of the Holy Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (pbuh). For centuries these narrations have been used as a source of legislation and inspiration for muslims. Imam Nawawi compiled one of the first forty hadith collections titled al-Arbain Imam Nawawi (Forty hadith of Imam Nawawi), he put together some of the most essential ahadith for any muslim to apply in their daily lives immediately to make them better human beings.

There have been many themed forty hadith series since then such as marriage, family etc. Below are some very interesting reads take a look and let me know what you think.

Al-Arbain of Sha Wali Ad-Dihlawi

forty hadith shah wali ad-dihlawi ImageIn this collection, the great eighteenth century Hadith master, Shah Wali Allah, transmits forty hadith that he heard directly from his teacher, Sheikh Abu Tahir al-Madani, with an uninterrupted chain of transmission through Imam al-Husayn (may Allah be pleased with him).

 

 

Al-Arbain by Muhammad Ibn Jaffar al-Kattani

40 hadith jaffar al kattaniCollection Of Forty Hadiths – On the Duty of Loving the Noble Family of the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace)

In this collection of 42 hadith, al-Hafiz al-Kattani tackles a subject that has been neglected by modern Islam and yet is one that lies at the core of the religion, namely, the love of the noble family of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace). Al-Hafiz al-Kattani demonstrates categorically that to love the family of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) is an integral part of Sunni Islam and a foundational attitude of the believer.

Al-Arbain of Mullah Ali Al-Qari

40 hadith mulla ali al qariThe Beneficial Effusion in Forty Hadith on The Excellence of the Clear Qur’an – by Mulla ‘Ali al-Qari

It is not possible to fully grasp the true gravity of the Qur’an, but this remarkable collection gathers forty hadith that each indicate the majesty of the Book of Allah. Whether describing the manifestation of the Qur’an as an intercessor on the Day of Judgement, or its effect on those who read it, every hadith in this collection is profoundly inspiring and likely to have a deeply transformative effect on the reader.

Al-Arbain of Imam Jalal Ad-Din as-Suyuti

40 hadith jalal ad-din suyutiCollection of forty Hadiths on the Principle of Legal Judgements, Virtuous Actions and Asceticism – by Imam Jalal ad-Din as-Suyuti.

‘Practical Application’ is the common theme in Jalal ad-Din as-Suyuti’s collection of Hadiths. Each of the forty hadith in this book is striking by its immediate relevance; whether on questions of legal judgement, virtuous action, or asceticism, the reader will find lessons that can be applied in almost any situation.

Al-Arba’in On the Mothers of the Believers

40 hadith ibn asakir ImageCollection Of Forty Hadiths on the Memorable Qualities of the Mothers of the Believers – by Abd ar-Rahman Ibn ‘Asakir.

Beginning with biographical notes on the wives of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), Ibn ‘Asakir takes the reader through a remarkable collection of hadith describing the virtues of the ‘Mothers of the Believers’, an appellation invested on the wives of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) by the Qur’anic text itself.

Al-Arbain Excellence of the Clear Quran

40 hadith mulla ali al qari excellence of quranThe Beneficial Effusion in Forty Hadith on The Excellence of the Clear Qur’an – by Mulla ‘Ali al-Qari

It is not possible to fully grasp the true gravity of the Qur’an, but this remarkable collection gathers forty hadith that each indicate the majesty of the Book of Allah. Whether describing the manifestation of the Qur’an as an intercessor on the Day of Judgement, or its effect on those who read it, every hadith in this collection is profoundly inspiring and likely to have a deeply transformative effect on the reader.

 

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