This classical short commentary on Imam Nawawi’s famous collection of forty-two traditions of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and give him peace, is an authoratative introduction to key Islamic principles and teachings. Accounted as a hadith master, in this collection Imam Nawawi collated together those traditions that he considered were axial to the entire Islamic faith.
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Ibn Daqiq al-Id (d.1302) was a Shafi’i mujtahid imam, who was educated in Damascus, Alexandria and Egypt. Accounted as one of the greatest scholars in Islam in the fundamentals of law and belief, he wrote extensively in the areas of law, principles of jurispudence, hadith and tenets of faith.
Imam Nawawi (d.1277) was accounted as an Imam of the later Shafi’i school, and was known for his piety and knowledge.