Forty Hadith, An Exposition

Detailed commentary on 40 selected traditions narrated through the Prophet (S) and his Ahl al-Bayt (a) on topics of ethics and spirituality, including jihad al-nafs. Second revised edition.

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  1. Introductory Note
  2. About The Author
  3. Introduction
  4. First Hadith: Jihad of The Self
  5. Second Hadith: Ostentation (Riya’)
  6. Third Hadith: Self-Conceit (‘Ujb)
  7. Fourth Hadith: Pride (Kibr)
  8. Fifth Hadith: Envy (Hasad)
  9. Sixth Hadith: Love Of The World
  10. Seventh Hadith: Anger (Ghadhab)
  11. Eighth Hadith: Prejudice (‘Asabiyyah)
  12. Ninth Hadith: Hypocrisy (Nifaq)
  13. Tenth Hadith: Desire And Hope
  14. Eleventh Hadith: Man’s God-Seeking Nature
  15. Twelfth Hadith: Contemplation (Tafakkur)
  16. Thirteenth Hadith: Trust In God (Tawakkul)
  17. Fourteenth Hadith: Fear of God
  18. Fifteenth Hadith: The Believer’s Trials And Tribulations
  19. Sixteenth Hadith: Patience (Sabr)
  20. Seventeenth Hadith: Repentance (Tawbah)
  21. Eighteenth Hadith: Remembrance Of God
  22. Nineteenth Hadith: Backbiting (Ghibah)
  23. Twentieth Hadith: Pure Intention (Ikhlas)
  24. Twenty-First Hadith: Thankfulness (Shukr)
  25. Twenty-Second Hadith: The Aversion For Death
  26. Twenty-Third Hadith: The Seekers Of Knowledge
  27. Twenty Fourth Hadith: The Classification Of Sciences
  28. Twenty-Fifth Hadith: Satanic Insinuation
  29. Twenty Sixth Hadith: The Pursuit Of Knowledge
  30. Twenty-Seventh Hadith: Prayer And Concentration
  31. Twenty-Eighth Hadith: Meeting God
  32. Twenty-Ninth Hadith: The Prophet’s Counsel To ‘Ali
  33. Thirtieth Hadith: The Kinds of Hearts
  34. Thirty-First Hadith: The Indescribability of God, The Prophet, And The Imams
  35. Thirty-Second Hadith: Conviction In Faith
  36. Thirty-Third Hadith: Wilayah And Works
  37. Thirty-Fourth Hadith: The Station of The Faithful Before God
  38. Thirty-Fifth Hadith: God And Man, Good And Evil
  39. Thirty-Sixth Hadith: The Attributes Of God
  40. Thirty-Seventh Hadith: The Knowledge Of God
  41. Thirty-Eighth Hadith: The Meaning Of God’s Creation Of Adam In His Image
  42. Thirty-Ninth Hadith: Good And Evil
  43. Fortieth Hadith: Exegesis of Surat Al-Tawhid and Some Verses of Surat Al-Hadid
  44. Prayer and Epilogue