Hadeeth 1:
Actions Are By Intention
ʿUmar bin al-Khaṭṭāb
Hadeeth 2:
The Levels of the Religion
ʿUmar bin al-Khaṭṭāb
Hadeeth 3:
The Five Pillars of Islām
ʿAbd Allāh bin ʿUmar
Hadeeth 4:
The Stages of Creation
ʿAbd Allāh bin Masʿūd
Hadeeth 6:
The Doubtful Matters
al-Nuʿmān bin Bashīr
Hadeeth 7:
Sincerity of Purpose
Tamīm al-Dārī
Hadeeth 8:
The Inviolabilty of a Muslim
ʿAbd Allāh bin ʿUmar
Hadeeth 11:
Leaving Doubt
al-Ḥasan bin ʿAlī bin Abī Ṭālib
Hadeeth 14:
Sanctity of a Muslim's Life
ʿAbd Allāh bin Masʿūd
Hadeeth 17:
Kindness to Animals
Shaddād bin ʾAws
Hadeeth 18:
Taqwā and Good Manners
Abū Dharr, Muʿādh bin Jabal
Hadeeth 19:
Faith in al-Qaḍā wal-Qadar
ʿAbd Allāh bin ʿAbbās
Hadeeth 21:
Having Istiqāmah Upon Islām
Sufyān bin ʿAbd Allāh
Hadeeth 22:
The Path to Paradise
Jābir bin ʿAbd Allāh
Hadeeth 23:
Purity is Half of Īmān
al-Ḥārith bin ʿĀṣim
Hadeeth 24:
Prohibition of Oppression
Abū Dharr al-Ghifārī
Hadeeth 25:
The Excellence of Dhikr
Abū Dharr al-Ghifārī
Hadeeth 27:
Righteousness and Sin
al-Nawwās bin al-Samʿān
Hadeeth 28:
Sticking to the Sunnah
al-ʿIrbāḍ bin Sāriyah
Hadeeth 32:
There Should Be No Harm
Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī
Hadeeth 33:
The Proof is Upon the Claimant
ʿAbd Allāh bin ʿAbbās
Hadeeth 34:
Correcting the Evil
Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī
Hadeeth 37:
Righteous Deeds Explained
ʿAbd Allāh bin ʿAbbās
Hadeeth 39:
Mistakes and Forgetfulness
ʿAbd Allāh bin ʿAbbās
Hadeeth 40:
Be in the World as a Stranger
ʿAbd Allāh bin ʿUmar
Hadeeth 41:
Following the Prophet
ʿAbd Allāh bin ʿAmr bin al-ʿĀṣ

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Al-Nawawī's Forty Hadīth

This is the small and concise work of the Islamic Scholar Yaḥyā bin Sharaf al-Dīn al-Nawawī (raḥimahullāh) known as "The Forty [Hadīths] of al-Nawawī". It is one of the gems of Islamic heritage and contains 42 carefully selected aḥādīth from the sayings of the Prophet Muḥammad (ṣallallāhu alayhi wasallam) which comprise many foundational aspects of the religion. Ḥadīth translations have been provided in their revised form by Abū Īyāḍ

About Imām al-Nawawī

His full name is Abū Zakariyā Muḥyi al-Dīn bin Sharaf al-Nawawī. His title refers to a place called Nawā near Damascus in Shām. He was born in 631H and his father - who was known to be a pious man - seeing intelligence and wisdom in his child, resolved to provide him a sound education. Al-Nawawī grew to be person of piety, learning, wisdom and excellent character. Whilst he only lived for 45 years - dying in 676H - he had written a large number of books in numerous fields. His well known works include Al-Arbaʿīn (the current work), Riyāḍ al-Ṣāliḥīn, Kitāb al-Adhkār amongst others.

About This Web App

The "Nawawi's Forty Hadith" app that was available on Apple Itunes and Google Play since 2011 has been converted into this responsive web app to make it more accessible. Over time, inshāʾAllāh, we will add explanatory notes from the various commentaries on this text.

Abū ʿIyāḍ
Rajab 1440H / March 2019