In this episode, Shaykh Faraz introduces Imam Yusuf al Nabahani and his text containing 40 sets of 40 hadiths. He discusses the sources of the hadiths, and some of the things authors are recommended to do when writing, such as beginning in the name of Allah.
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ encouraged us to strive for uprightness by seeking assistance in the early mornings, late afternoons (al-rawha), and something of the depths of the night. From this tradition, the scholars, early and recent, made it a habit to read texts of religious guidance, briefly, in the late afternoon (rawha) time, and often termed such readings their daily “rawha.” The term refers to the late afternoon, but also to a time of rest from worldly toils, and reinvigoration of one’s spirit.
(1) Imam Zarnuji’s Guidance for Seekers of Knowledge Regarding the Ways of Seeking Knowledge (Ta`lim al-Muta`allim Turuq al-Ta`allum); and
(2) Imam Yusuf al-Nabahani’s beautiful collection of 40 sets of 40 Hadiths of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).
We will be beginning with the first set, 40 Sacred Hadith (hadith qudsi).