The Fourty Nawawi Ahaadeeth
The knowledge and study of Hadeeth is essential for a correct understanding of Islaam. The Qur'aan gives us principles, instructions and various laws of Islaam while the Prophetic narrations show us their interpretation and implementation as practiced by the Messenger of Allaah, (prayer and peace of Allah the Almighty be upon hom). There have been numerous religious scholars who compiled collections of Prophetic narrations on the basic rules of religion and on subsidiary matters. However, none of them are like the collection of 40 Ahaadeeth by Abu Zakariyya Muhyi Ad-Deen ibn Sharaf An-Nawawi, may Allaah have mercy onhim, who brought together Prophetic narrations which incorporate the greatest precepts of Islaam.