This is a great commentary on a great book. Br. Jamaal Zarabozo is to be congratulated for producing such a scholarly work. He is also to be thanked for giving the English speaking students of Islam the chance to taste the flavor of an in-depth knowledge of hadith, a flavor that has been up to now the prerogative of speakers of Islamic languages, especially Arabic. He is also to be commended for choosing al-Nawawi’s Forty Hadith because they are known to be among the most important sayings of the Prophet (peace be upon him).Click Here to View Sample Pages
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A comprehensive work consisting of 2 Volumes commenting on al-Nawawi¦s Forty Hadith. by Jamaal al-Din M. Zarabozo
With an Introduction by Prof. Jaafar Sheikh Idris.Here are just a few excerpts from Prof. Jaafar Sheikh Idris¦s comments to the work.
The reader will not be studying explanations of the hadith in a narrow sense; the reader will, in fact, be introduced to many branches of the Islamic sciences: the different sciences of hadith, the science of textual interpretation, the science of jurisprudence, law, and even Arabic language.
This is a great commentary on a great book. Brother Jamaal Zarabozo is to be congratulated for producing such a scholarly book.
This commendable work offers a detailed analysis of forty of the most important hadith of the Prophet (S) for a Muslim to understand. Beginning with a biography of Imam Al-Nawawi, the author then explains each hadith in depth. Each hadith features the Arabic text, English translation, selected vocabulary in Arabic with English translation, general comments, circumstances behind the hadith, brief biography of the narrator and then a detailed commentary that explains the hadith's major subjects. Each subject is studied from a logical and shariah point of view, deducing the lessons of the hadith for the reader. The author then familiarises the reader with the interpretations of the great scholars and provides his own interpretation. 'An important study for any student of hadith'.
In-depth knowledge of them is thus sure to give the reader even if he or she is a novice, a comprehensive view of the most fundamental Islamic beliefs and principles. No wonder that this book has been for hundreds of years among the most popular of Islamic books in the Muslim world… There are many commentaries on this book from which Br. Zarabozo has definitely benefited; but his is not a mere translation of summary of those commentaries-it is an original commentary the English speaking reader will find more useful and interesting than mere translations of those traditional commentaries.
The advantage of this book comes out clearly in the original method the author followed in his study of these prophetic sayings… the author delves into the main business of studying the hadith in great detail and depth. Every phrase of the hadith is studied linguistically, logically, jurisprudentially, legally, and so on. The author uses his vast knowledge of the sources to put before the reader almost all that scholars old and new had to say on matters related to the hadith and almost all the lessons that they had deduced from it. But he does not only quote and translate; he also adds, discusses and evaluates. He gives you all the important interpretations of different parts of the hadith text and the arguments of the scholars who suggested them. This gives the reader the chance to penetrate the minds of those great scholars and to familiarize himself with their reasoning and argumentation…
Jamaal al-Din M.Zarabozo
Born in France to Spanish catholic parents. He grew up in California, and in 1976 he converted to Islam. He has a bachelors degree in economics from the university of California at Berkeley, and a masters in economics from the university of California at Davis.
He is a well known American based Islamic scholar, lecturer, and author of numerous books on Islam and speaker of many lectures on Islam.
A new translation and commentary of the hadiths.
A thorough commentary on each hadith.
A list of Arabic words and phrases.
A discussion of the status of the hadith.
Biographical sketches of the companions.
A presentation and discussion of scholarly interpretations of each hadith.
An introduction to technical terms.
|Cover Type||Hard Cover|
|Number of Pages||1408|
|Product Dimension||21 x 29 Cm|
|Author/Artist||Jamal al-Din M. Zarabozo|
This book is part of our syllabus at IOU for B.A in Islamic Studies. I have to say that in my humble opinion this book is the most beneficial and transformational book after the Quran and Tafseer. Hence, it is a must have in every Muslim home. The commentary is in-depth, insightful and extensive. And of course, authentic.
Don’t be overwhelmed or feel intimidated by the technicalities and terminologies used in the book. You don’t have to be a student of knowledge to be able to benefit from this book. Simply jump to the commentary of the Hadith and let the profound words of the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wa sallam and the wise words of the scholars guide you. Read these Ahadith along with the explanation to your children, spouse and family as a whole InshaAllah.