Author: Imam Muhammad ibn Saalih al-'Uthaymeen
Publisher: Tarbiyyah Bookstore (August 2004)
Pages: 235 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Subsequently, you have from the scholars those who have compiled forty Hadeeth concerning the fundamentals of the religion; others concerning the subsidiary branches, others concerning Jihad, others concerning Zuhd, others concerning manners, and others concerning admonishments. All of them are righteous intentions and may Allah be pleased with those who had these righteous intentions. I deemed it appropriate to compile forty (Hadeeth) more important than all of these entirely, and it is forty hadeeth that encompasses all of that. Every hadeeth has in it a grand principle from the principles of the religion.
The scholars have described it as Islam orbits and revolves around it, or that it is half of Islam, or a third of it, or similar to these (statements). Thereafter, I was devoted to making these forty (Hadeeth) authentic. The majority of it is in Bukhaaree and Muslim. I mentioned them without the chains of narration to facilitate its memorization and to make its benefit universal, by the will of Allah, The Exalted. Then I trailed it with chapter headings that are precise in their wording.
It is appropriate for every person who is striving for the hereafter to have knowledge of these ahadeeth due to what they incorporate of important affairs and due to what they comprise of exhortation and directing to all of the obedient acts. That is apparent to anyone who reflects.
The Focus of the 2nd Edition
We have corrected all of the ‘Arabic text from the 1st addition of Explanatory Notes on Imam an-Nawawee’s Forty Ahadeeth. We also corrected the ‘Arabic text for all of the Qur’aan used and additional explanatory Ahaadeeth used by Imam al-‘Uthaymeen ???????? ???? to facilitate the memorization of the explanatory proofs for those students of knowledge who wish to memorize further than the forty Ahadeeth alone.
In all we have a re-edited the old publication thus we have called it Explanatory Notes on Imam an-Nawawee’s Forty Ahadeeth -Revisited-. The reader will find this 2nd addition to be much more pleasing to the eye by way of format and design. More than any other publication, Notes on Imaam An-Nawawee’s Forty Ahadeeth leads the way with requests; so we pray to meet and go beyond our customer’s expectations.
Muhammad Salih al-`Uthaymin, Ibn Baz's long-time Second Fiddle and his rightful heir and successor in strange and unusual rulings.
Muhammad ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen al-Wuhaibi al-Tamimi (1925-2001 CE) was one of the most prominent Saudi Islamic scholars of the latter half of the twentieth century. Born in Saudi Arabia, he memorised the Qur'an at an early age and studied under some of the well known scholars of the time including: Abd ar-Rahman as-Saa'di, Muhammad Ash-Shanqeeti, and 'Abd al-'Aziz ibn Baaz. During his many years of study, he became world renowned as a reviver of Salafi dawah and his knowledge in fiqh.