The Noble Prophet (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said:
مَنْ حَفِظَ عَـلـى أُمَّتِـي أَرْبَعِينَ حَدِيثًا يَـنْتَفِعُونَ بِهَا بَعَـثَهُ اللهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ فَقِيهاً عَالِـماً.
“A person from my nation who memorizes forty traditions pertaining to those issues of religion which one is in need of, will be resurrected by Allah on the Day of Judgment as a person with deep insight into the faith and as a scholar.”
In following the above hadith, the Islamic Education Board of The World Federation of KSIMC (IEB ‑ WF) has decided to publish a series of booklets of 40 Ahadith (traditions) on different subjects. The Ahadith that have been selected from various sources are short and simple and therefore easy to understand and memorize. It is envisaged that the booklets will not only be useful for Zakireen, Madrasah teachers and students, but will be of benefit to the Ummah at large.
The collection of the Ahadith and introduction of this present work was done by Abdul-Rahim Mugahi in his compilation, ‘The Heart of Hearts’, while the translation in English was carried out by Shaykh Saleem Bhimji.
IEB ‑ WF would like to thank Shaykh Saleem for his efforts in the translation of this work. May Allah (Free from Imperfections and Exalted is He) accept this work as a further attempt by IEB ‑ WF to propagate Islam.