The fourty hadeeth of Imam Nawawi – many scholars recommend the student of knowledge to begin with this simple text. This collection of hadeeth commonly known as the “fourty hadeeth” of Imam Nawawi is in fact a collection of 42 ahadeeth. What is interesting is that not all the ahadeeth were collected by Imam Nawawi, the first 26 were collected by Ibn Salah. Imam Nawawi then added 16 to complete his compilation. Later on, Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali added a further 8 ahadeeth to total 50 in his collection “Jaami’ Uloom wa Hikaam”
There are many famous explanations available of 40 hadeeth, many of the scholars have a sharh available. The most popular of them from amongst the contemporary scholars being Ibn Uthaymeen’s (again) and Salih Fawzaan.
Alhamdulilah I have been blessed to study this book with Shaykh Muhammed bin Naasir al-Suhaybanee from the Islamic University of Madeenah and ex teacher in the Masjid of the Messenger of Allaah (salAllaahu alayhi wa salam)