The 40 Hadiths of Imam al-Nawawi, recited with commentary in English by
Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi. The series was released  in December 2022.

This production is part of the Scholarly Heritage Media project

Watch the playlist below or on YouTube !

Episode 1 | The 40 Hadith of Imam Nawawi | Hadith 1

In this first episode, Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi explains the importance of studying the 40 Hadith of Imam Al-Nawawi, an essential part of our religion.

Shaykh Muhammad elaborates on the first
Hadith (The Hadith of Intention) in the collection and unveils some of the secrets within this succinct Hadith; including how to incorporate the meanings into our lives, both from a worldly perspective, as well as in our worship to Allah Almighty.



The Forty Hadiths of Imam al-Nawawi is a compilation of Hadiths that have been valued and studied continually for the last seven centuries. They comprise of the essential hadiths that cover most aspects of Islam.

This video series to be released on YouTube each Thursday presents itself as a rare opportunity for us to gain knowledge from one of the greatest scholars of our time.

Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi’s students travel thousands of miles to study under him; now we are blessed to have the opportunity to learn from him in the comfort of our homes.

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Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi, a descendent Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is a world-renowned Syrian scholar of Islamic jurisprudence, hadith, and theology. He is widely recognised as one of the most influential Muslim leaders in the world; with his speeches, classes, and books having impacted thousands of lives for the better.

A prolific writer and poet, his most recent books – ‘Shama’il of al-Habib al-Mustafa’ and ‘Introduction to Sahih al-Bukhari’ – are indispensable for Muslim learners. He has penned 60 poems, of over 5000 lines, in praise of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ – including the doubling (tashtir) of the famous Burdah and Hamziyya poems – which earned him the title of ‘the Busiri of this time’.

In recognition of his work for building peace and harmony, and better understanding between all religious groups, Shaykh Al-Yaqoubi received the International Award of Ambassador of Liberty and Peace in 2016. (1)

For several years running, he has been ranked among the 50 most influential Muslims in the world, with the 2022 edition placing him 34th. (2)

His bestselling book, ‘Refuting ISIS’, has been published in 7 languages, including Arabic and English, and is widely heralded by critics. The book has played a significant role in the defeat of the ideology of Daesh and has been accredited with saving the lives of many youths, whilst helping people worldwide understand Islam’s position on this topical issue.

The Shaykh speaks 5 languages and has lectured in 35 countries.





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This production is part of the Scholarly Heritage Media project