Commentary on the Forty Hadith of Al Nawawi – 3 Volumes

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Author: Jamaal al Din M Zarabozo
Publisher: Al Basheer Publications
Pages: 1710
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1-891540-04-1

About the Book: This is a great commentary on a great book. Br. Jamaal Zarabozo is to be congratulated for producing such a scholarly work. He is also to be thanked for giving the English speaking students of Islam the chance to taste the flavor of an in-depth knowledge of hadith, a flavor that has been up to now the prerogative of speakers of Islamic languages, especially Arabic. He is also to be commended for choosing al-Nawawi’s Forty Hadith because they are known to be among the most important sayings of the Prophet (peace be upon him). In-depth knowledge of them is thus sure to give the reader even if he or she is a novice, a comprehensive view of the most fundamental Islamic beliefs and principles. No wonder that this book has been for hundreds of years among the most popular of Islamic books in the Muslim world.

There are many commentaries on this book from which Br. Zarabozo has definitely benefited; but his is not a mere translation of summary of those commentaries-it is an original commentary the English speaking reader will find more useful and interesting than mere translations of those traditional commentaries. The advantage of this book comes out clearly in the original method the author followed in his study of these prophetic sayings… the author delves into the main business of studying the hadith in great detail and depth. Every phrase of the hadith is studied linguistically, logically, jurisprudentially, legally, and so on. The author uses his vast knowledge of the sources to put before the reader almost all that scholars old and new had to say on matters related to the hadith and almost all the lessons that they had deduced from it. But he does not only quote and translate; he also adds, discusses and evaluates. He gives you all the important interpretations of different parts of the hadith text and the arguments of the scholars who suggested them. This gives the reader the chance to penetrate the minds of those great scholars and to familiarize himself with their reasoning and argumentation.

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Weight 3.09 kg
Dimensions 17 x 24 x 7 cm

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  1. Hina Sami

    There are many commentaries that I have seen just on this particular collection of Hadith by Imam Nawawi but this one is exceptional in that the author Jamal ad Din brings a very meaningful and lucid discussion to the table. He not only translates the narrations but also takes the reader through a process of understanding so that we are not just looking for a one click answer in our laymen’s research, rather we are better able to appreciate the depth of these narrations and the process by which we have received this legacy. Through diagrams and charts, the author has outdone himself in making this knowledge both accessible and relatable and I can only pray for him – that Allah make this work beneficial for the Ummah and grant the author and the Imam Nawawi (RH) the highest place in jannah – Al Firdous.

    Hina Sami

  2. Abdullah

    This is a very well organized and beautifully elaborated academic commentary. A highly recommended book for everyone to benefit from, especially aspiring students of knowledge.