The Forty Hadith of Imam Nawawi | Part 1

Course Category: Hadith | Level 2 Course

Course Code: HAD 201

Instructor: Anse Rydanah Dahman

Duration: 14 weeks

Course Dates: September 12 - December 17, 2023

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm CST

Daylight savings time will end in the United States on Sunday, November 5, 2023. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour later starting November 5.

Course Description: 

An in-depth study of the forty-hadith compilation of Imam al-Nawawī, this course is meant to provide students with a foundation in the hadith of the Prophet (s). The Prophet (s) was given jawāmiʿ al-kalim ( جوامع الكلم), or the ability to say much in very few words. The hadiths of the Prophet (s) combine eloquence with deep, encompassing meanings in a uniquely simple way. This particular compilation was chosen because it includes ṣaḥīḥ hadiths, and it covers a variety of subjects.

By the end of this course, students will be able to translate, understand, and draw practical life lessons from the text of the forty hadiths in this compilation. The first twenty hadith are covered in Part 1 and the second twenty hadith are covered in Part 2.


Live attendance is recommended whenever possible for the best learning experience. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until January 15, 2024.

Course Prerequisites:

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. Arabic Novice High or equivalent knowledge.
  3. Successful completion of at least one Ribaat Level 1 course.

Students are expected to attend the online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, complete a term paper, and submit a final exam.

This is an online course so students will need:

  • Access to internet with an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps recommended for best performance. 
  • Headphones, camera and microphone may be required for in-class participation. 
  • To access the live class and recordings, students will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet/iPad with the Zoom app.


Required: Commentary on the Forty Hadith of Imam al-Nawawi: Timeless Prophetic Gems of Guidance and Wisdom by Dr. Jamal Ahmed Badi

Recommended: A Treasury of Hadith: A commentary on Nawawi's Selection of Forty Prophetic Traditions.

Recommended: Commentary on the Forty Hadith of Al-Nawawi (3-Volume Set) by Jamaaluddin Zarabozo

Recommended: Arabic-English dictionary or application

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Rabata Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.


Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

  • $150.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)
  • $20.00 late registration fee on September 8th (if seats are available)
  • Additional $5.00 auditing fee.

Registration Options: 

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