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Learn to live the essence of the Prophet’s wisdom (May Allah bless him and give him peace)

Do you want to understand the most foundational hadiths of the Prophet (May Allah bless him and give him peace). This course explains the essence of Prophetic wisdom and guidance gathered in Imam Nawawi’s Forty Hadiths.

This course will nurture your faith, deepen your religious understanding, increase your love for the Beloved Prophet (May Allah bless him and give him peace) and clarify how you can live the essence of his wisdom in these times.

In this in-depth course, Shaykh Muhammad Carr explains Imam Nawawi’s Forty Hadith, using classical commentaries and a wide range of reference works in Islamic scholarship.

This will make clear to you the meanings, beauty, and guidance in these central Prophetic sayings, which Imam Nawawi selected as being hadiths around which “the message of Islam revolves.”

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Class Time: 1:30 PM ET
About the text:

Known in Arabic simply as the Arba’in, or "The Forty," this compilation of Prophetic hadith is among the most widely-known and frequently read. Imam al-Nawawi’s collection is often the initial, and sometimes the sole, Hadith text that many Muslims study in their lifetime.

Each hadith in this collection serves as a foundational proof text in at least one area of Islamic sciences. Given their significance, these hadith are also exceptionally rich in meaning. One of Allah's gifts to His Prophet (May Allah bless him and grant him peace) was the ability to convey volumes of wisdom in just a few words, and the hadith of the Arba’in exemplifies this brilliance.

About the Author:

Imam Nawawi is a name unfamiliar to no scholar. Whenever his name is mentioned throughout the Islamic world, it is spoken with reverence, honor, and homage to an intellectual and spiritual giant whose contributions to Islam are unparalleled.

He was Yahya bin Sharaf, Abu Zakariyya al-Hizami al-Nawawi al-Ash‘ari al-Shafi‘i. Born in Muharram, 631 AH, in his native town of Nawa, near Damascus. From a young age, Allah blessed him with great piety and a strong inclination towards the faith.

His father recounts, "When Yahya was seven years old, he slept beside me. It was the 27th night of Ramadan, halfway through the night, he woke up and inquired, 'Father, what is this light that has filled the house?' My wife and I woke up, but we couldn’t see anything." From this incident, we understood that it was Laylat al-Qadr (The Night of Power)."

In 649 AH, Imam Nawawi relocated to Damascus, where his father enrolled him in Madrassa al-Rawahiyya. There, he received instruction in al-Wasit, al-Muhaddhab, al-Jam‘ bayn al-Sahihayn, Sahih Muslim, al-Luma‘, and various other subjects.

He passed away at the age of 45, yet his enduring legacy lives on through the numerous works he authored, which have been revered for centuries following his death. To this day, his writings are studied worldwide.

Imam Nawawi's passed away in the year 676 AH. After returning from a journey to Bayt al-Maqdis, he fell ill in his hometown of Nawa. He passed away on the 24th of Rajab, and his grave now rests in the village of Nawa.

Who is this course for:

Whether you are a beginner or have some knowledge of Islamic scholarship, this course offers valuable insights into Imam Nawawi’s Forty Hadiths. Led by Shaykh Muhammad Carr, an experienced instructor, the course utilizes classical commentaries and a wide range of reference works to elucidate the meanings, beauty, and guidance in these central Prophetic sayings. By enrolling in this in-depth course, you will gain a deeper understanding of the message of Islam as encapsulated in these timeless teachings.

This course is designed for individuals who:

Seek to understand the foundational hadiths of the Prophet (May Allah bless him and give him peace).

Desire to learn and embody the essence of Prophetic wisdom and guidance.

Wish to deepen their religious understanding and nurture their faith.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of Islam.
  • Apply the principles in their daily lives.
  • Gain familiarity with the narrators of hadith.
  • Increase in faith and love for the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).

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