Sahih Muslim Vol.2 With the Full Commentary by Imam Al Nawawi
After the Qur’an, the prophetic traditions (Hadith) are the most recognize 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 recognize by scholars of history and religion for its reliability.
The hadith collection of Imam Muslim (d. 261CE/875AH), 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. 676CE/1277AH).
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.
Since its compilation over a thousand years ago, Sahih Muslim has been recognised 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 summarised by one of the ummah's finest scholars.