About The Book
After the Qur’an, the prophetic traditions (Hadith) are the most recognized source of wisdom in Islam. These traditions offer readers down the ages a glimpse of Prophet Muhammad’s sayings and actions. Amongst the Hadith literature, Sahih Muslim is second only to the collection of Imam Bukhari, and is recognized by scholars of history and religion for its reliability.
The hadith collection of Imam Muslim (d. 261 CE/875 AH), like that of Bukhari, has been the object of innumerable commentaries since its compilation. However, there is no doubt that one commentary stands out as the most authoritative—namely that of the great Damascene scholar and prolific author Imam al-Nawawi (d. 676 CE/1277 AH).
Imam al-Nawawi’s commentary on Sahih Muslim is one of the most highly regarded works in Islamic thought and literature, and often referred to as a super-commentary. Accepted by every sunni school of thought, and foundational in the Shafi'i school, this text, available for the first time in English, alongside the original Arabic text and translation of all the hadiths, is famed throughout the Muslim world.
From The Back Cover
Since its compilation over a thousand years ago, Sahih Muslim has been recognized by scholars as an authentic collection of Prophetic teachings second only to that of Imam Bukhari (d. 256/870). The hadith collection of Imam Muslim (d. 261/875) has had innumerable commentaries written on it down to modern times. However, there is no doubt that one commentary stands out as the most authoritative, namely that of the great Damascene scholar, Imam al-Nawawi (d. 676/1277), which in Arabic is entitled al-Minhaj Sharh Sahih Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj. This multidisciplinary commentary brings forth rich insights into the Arabic language, Qur'anic studies, Islamic law and jurisprudence, Islamic theology, Islamic spirituality and Islamic history.
The present translation by Dr Adil Salahi is the first time al-Nawawi's rich and authoritative commentary on Sahih Muslim is being made available in English. This ground-breaking project marks a significant moment for Islam in the English language. Readers can now gain access to the timeless wisdom of the Prophet (P.B.U.H) with the explanations of the ulama summarized by one of the ummah's finest scholars.
This Volumes Includes:
• The Introduction by Imam al-Nawawi on his Commentary
• The Introduction By Imam Muslim on his Hadith Collection
• The Book of Faith (Kitabul Iman Chapters 1-20)
Please Note: There are 12 Volumes in this Project which will be published as and when it is ready.
About Imam Nawawi
Imam Muhyi ddin Abi Zakariyya Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi known simply as Imam Nawawi was Born in the village of Nawa in Southern Syria. He spent most of his life in Damascus where he lived in a simple manner, devoted to Allah, engaging single-mindedly in worship, study, writing and teaching various Islamic sciences.
Although best known for his works in hadith, Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi (d. 676/1277) was also the Imam of the later Shafi'i school of Jurisprudence, and widely acknowledged as the intellectual heir to Imam Shafi'i. He was a renowned scholar and jurist who dedicated his life to the pursuit of Islamic learning.
Imam Nawawi died at the young age of 44 years, leaving behind him numerous works of great efforts and knowledge.
About The Translator
Dr Adil Salahi's main career has been in radio and print journalism, and for over 30 years he was editor of ‘Islam in Perspective’, a twice-weekly full-page column in the Arab News, a Saudi daily newspaper.
He teaches at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Leicester, England. After working for the BBC Arabic Service for several years, he worked for the Arabic daily, al-Sharq al-Awsat.