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About Imam An-Nawawi             

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Imam Nawawi 
(English - Arabic)
Translated by  S M Madni  Abbasi. 
2 Vol Set . Hard Back, Published & Printed  in India

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).

1900 Ahadith compiled over 372 Chapters and 19 Sections which can be generalised as follows:
The Book of Good Manners - The Book about the Etiquette of Eating - The Book of Dress -The Book of the Etiquette of Sleeping, Lying and Sitting, etc.- The book of Greetings - The Book of Visiting the Sick - The Book of Etiquette of Traveling - The Book of Virtues - The Book of I'tikaf  - The Book of Hajj - The Book of Jihad - The Book of Knowledge - The Book of Praise and Gratitude to Allah - The Book of Supplicating Allah to Exalt the Mention of Allah's Messenger (phuh) - The Book of the Remembrance of Allah - The Book of Du'a (Supplications)  - The Book of the Prohibited Actions - The Book of Miscellaneous Ahadith of Significant values - The Book of Forgiveness

The English Translation and Quality of Print is acceptable but not excellent, but most certainly worth the Money for the Price 

 Imam Nawawi's Manual of Islam
xiii 134 pages.  216 x 135 1996   ISBN 0 946621 54 3  Paper Back

Imam Nawawi's classic manual of Islam, al-Maqasid, first composed as a fiqh matn, or synopsis of the practical requirements of Islam - faith, purification, the prayer, alms-giving, fasting, and pilgrimage - for students to memorise. The handbook's clear and concise style will help anyone seeking to learn the essentials of Islamic practice and spirituality from a reliable, traditional source
specially for those who follow the Shaf'ee Fiqh

The Translator
Nuh Ha Mim Keller, read philosophy at the University of Chicago and Arabic at UCLA. Since 1980, he has lived in the Middle East and studied Shafi'i and Hanafi jurisprudence, hadith, Sufism, and tenets of faith under traditional sheikhs in Syria and Jordan.Highly Recommended

Our Comments: It is  of Valuable benefit to anyone wishing to study  the fundamentals of Islam, specially from a Shaf'ee school of thought.
The Print quality is excellent and it is a reader friendly book.

Judge for yourself excerpt of chapter one.
Read Chapter 1 Fundamentals of Faith and Sacred Law

An-Nawawis Forty Hadith
Translated by Ezzedin Ibrahim and Denys Johnson-Davies
127 Pages- Paper Back- Printed in India

Imam an-Nawawi assembled his collection of forty two ahadith together with the minimum of fiqh and commentary necessary for people not to misunderstand them.  with Arabic followed by Translation
Imam Nawawi describes this work as follows in his introduction
"I, however, considered it best to bring together forty hadith more important than all of these, being forty hadith which would incorporate all of these, 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."

He 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"

Read Excerpts:

a)The Introduction- Nawawis's Forty Hadith
b) Hadith 36  from Nawawis forty Hadith



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Forty HadĎth QudsĎ
Selected and Translated By:
Ezzedin Ibrahim and Denys Johnson-Davies 
152 Pages- Paper Back-
size: 216 x 138mm
Published: 1997, Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge UK
Bilingual edition. Index.

A companion Volume to An-Nawawis Forty Hadith (Ibrahim and Johnson-Davies) Also by ITS

The hadith qudsi are the sayings of the Prophet divinely communicated to him. The present collection has been compiled from all the available books of hadith. The forty chosen here are all well authenticated and present many of the doctrinal, devotional and ethical elements of Islam. A scholarly introduction deals fully with the subject and shows the way in which the hadith qudsi differs from the Qur’an and from the Prophetic hadith. This selection and translation has been made by the translators of An-Nawawi’s Forty Hadith. Forty Hadith Qudsi is regarded as a companion volume and has been printed in similar format with the original Arabic text given alongside the English translation.

About the Translators

Ezzedin Ibrahim, formerly Vice-Chancellor of the University of the United Arab Emirates, is the author of numerous publications on Islamic subjects and Arabic literature. At present, he is Cultural Adviser to the President of the United Arab Emirates.
Denys Johnson-Davies is a well-known translator, having published more than twenty-five volumes of short stories, novels and poems. Among his recent translations is Al-Ghazali on the Manners Relating to Eating, published by The Islamic Texts Society

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Tahdhib al Akhlaq
A Hadith Guide for Personal and Social Conduct.
By Sayyed Abdul-Hayy al Hasani (1286 -1342 AH /1861-1923 CE)
Paperback. pp184
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Anyone new to the science of hadith may be overawed by its sheer volume and complexity. Tahdhib al-Akhlaq: A Hadith Guide for Personal and Social Conduct, is a gentle introduction that takes over 500 Ahadith from the six authentic collections predominantly from Bukhari and Muslim and arranges them into an easily understood and accessible subject matter.

 This book was Originally compiled by Imam ibn Taymiyah, on the basis of an earlier work by Imam an-Nawawi, 

Al-Kalim at-Tayyib  
The Noble Words

Rememberance & Prayers of the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)
Edited by I A Azami   Paperback 112 pages  

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