The 40 Hadith By Imam al-Nawawi


Known in Arabic simply as the Arba'in, "The Forty," this is without question the most widely-known and widely-read small compilation of Prophetic hadith. Across the world, from the east to the west, Imam al-Nawawi's collection is often the first, and sometimes the only Hadith text many Muslims study in their lives.

Each hadith in this collection and serves as a foundational proof text in at least one area of the Islamic sciences. Being of such importance, these Hadith are also incredibly dense in meaning; one of Allah's gifts to His Prophet ﷺ was the ability to convey volumes in only a few words, and the Hadith of the Arba'in are among the best examples of this.

IGI's edition of al-Nawawi's Arba'in includes:

  • New translation of each Hadith
  • Succinct gems to ponder the significance and major themes of each Hadith
  • Short biography of Imam al-Nawawi
  • Paperback; 100 pages
  • Foreword by Shaykh Abdullah Anik Misra
  • Translation by Talut Dawood

This is a beautiful edition that is easy and pleasurable to read, that you will return to again and again, and that we hope will live on your shelf for many years to come.

Get this book for free through our online course. The online course on the 40 Hadith begins September 20th. All students will receive a free copy of the text and 'ijaza upon completionClick here to learn more


  • Author: Imam al-Nawawi, Foreword by Shaykh Abdullah Anik Misra

  • Translators: Talut Dawood

  • Language: English and Arabic

  • Paperback Edition: 100 pages,

  • ISBN: 978-1-952306-28-0

  • Publisher: Imam Ghazali Publishing