Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the teachings and wisdom contained in the words of the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him. The subjects to be dealt with will be:

1.     Intention

2.     The Hadith of Jibril on Islam, Iman and Ihsan

3.     The Pillars of Islam

4.     The Decree

5.     Innovation

6.     The Halal and the Haram

7.     Sincerity

8.     Fighting

9.     That which I Forbid You

10.   Pure Wholesome Food

11.   Doubt

12.   Leaving What Does not Concern One

13.   Loving for One’s Brother

14.   The Sanctity of a Muslim’s Blood

15.   Whoever Believes in Allah and the Last Day

16.   Do not become Angry

17.   Allah has Decreed Excellence for Everything

18.   Have Taqwa of Allah Wherever you are

This is first approach to the vast hadith literature suitable for beginners but will also be beneficial to students of all levels. The book studied will be the famous Forty Hadith of Imam an-Nawawi, with reference to the commentaries of ash-Sharnubi, Ibn Daqiq al-ʿId and al-Jurdani on the Forty Hadith.


Course Overview by Week:

I.              Presentation of the Forty Hadith of Imam an-Nawawi and Hadith 1

II.             Hadith 2

III.            Hadith 3 and 4

IV.            Hadith 5 and 6

V.             Hadith 7, 8 and 9

VI.            Hadith 10, 11 and 12

VII.           Hadith 13, 14,15 and 16

VIII.          Hadith 17 and 18