All students will receive a ebook copy of al-Nawawi's Arba'in.
Across the world, from the east to the west, The 40 Hadith of Imam al-Nawawi is often the first, and sometimes the only, Hadith text many Muslims study in their lives. Known in Arabic simply as the Arba'in, "The Forty," this is without question the most widely-known and widely-read small compilation of Prophetic hadith.
Beginning in September Shaykh Abdullah Anik Misra will guide a cohort of students through this foundational text.
Course schedule: Every Tuesday starting September 20th, 2022 until November 22nd, 2022 (1pm ET; 6pm British) – All sessions will be recorded if you cannot attend live.
The course will include:
In-depth discussion of each hadith, including why it was selected and how it serves as a central proof text in at least one area of the Islamic sciences
Overview of the extraordinary richness of meaning in the language of each Hadith
Discussion of the relevance and application of each Hadith in modern daily life
Time for Q&A in each class
Access to a private chat group with the instructor for additional questions and discussion
A personalized 'ijaza will be given to every student who completes the course. This 'ijaza includes a complete sanad from Shaykh Abdullah Anik Misra back to Imam al-Nawawi, written in Arabic with a parallel English translation.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Shaykh Abdullah Misra was born in Toronto, Canada in 1983. His family hails from India and he was raised in the Hindu tradition. He embraced Islam in 2001 while at the University of Toronto, from where he completed a Bachelor of Business Administration. He then traveled overseas in 2005 to study the Arabic language and Islamic sciences in Tarim, Yemen for some time. He then spent 12 years in Amman, Jordan where he focused on Islamic Law, Theology, Hadith Sciences, Prophetic Biography and Islamic Spirituality while also working at the Qasid Arabic Institute as Director of Programs. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies and authorization in the six authentic books of Hadith, and is currently pursuing specialized training in issuing Islamic legal verdicts (ifta’). He holds a certificate in Counselling and often works with new Muslims and those struggling with religious OCD. He currently resides in Canada with his wife and children. His personal interests include Indian history, comparative religion, English singing and poetry.
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Three Book Bundle of Al-Khasa’is al-Muhammadiyya
The science of Khasa'is encompasses the study of the uniqueness of the actions, the attributes, and the essence of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, as well as the special gifts given to him, and the special gifts that are given to the Muslim Ummah by virtue of their status as the Ummah of Muhammad ﷺ. Knowledge of the Khasa'is is considered to be one of the keys to benefiting from one's relationship with the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, since his unique aspects provide openings to innumerable blessings.
In the history of Islam, the earliest works in the genre of Khasa'is date from the time of the early Imams and compilers of Hadith. This present work consists of translations of two major works in the genre of Khasais and one supplemental work from three of the great scholars of the Ummah: Bidayat al-Sul fi Tafdhil al-Rasul ﷺ of Shaykh 'Izz al-Din ibn 'Abd al-Salam, as well as Unmūdhaj al-Labīb fi Khasa’is al-Habib ﷺ of Imam Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti, and selections from Matali' al-Masarrat li Jala' Dala'il al-Khayrat of Shaykh Muhammad al-Mahdi al-Fasi.
However, in modern times the science of Khasa'is has been neglected, to the point that many Muslims have become unaware of its existence. This present volume is an attempt to rectify this deficiency, to present the Khasa'is to an English-speaking audience in a manner befitting the unique honor, majesty, and significance of Allah's Final Messenger ﷺ. Each page is the result of a collaboration of a world-class team of translators, editors, designers, typesetters, and printers from across four continents, and every detail represents a fusion of traditional knowledge and design elements with state-of-the-art book production methods. The result is a work the like of which has never before been printed in the English language, that is sure to occupy a place of honor in the library or home.
This book will give you:
A renewed sense of honor in the unique and distinctive qualities of our Prophet ﷺ and the Ummah of our Prophet ﷺ
Deeper understanding of the many traditional names and titles of Allah's Messenger ﷺ and the wisdom, significance, and purpose of each one
Increased love for Allah's Messenger ﷺ, attachment to him, and awe of him
Authors: Imam 'Izz al-Din ibn 'Abd al-Salam, Imam Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti, Shaykh Muhammad al-Mahdi al-Fasi; Foreword by Yasir Fahmy
Translators: Ahmad Derrick Peat, Moustafa Elqabbany
Languages: English translation with parallel Arabic of Khasa'is texts