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January 2017

What Is Piety?

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: Islam in 40, W's Projects|Tags: , , , |

We will consider hadith 5 and hadith 6 together. Hadith 5 is very brief – an example of the eloquence of the Prophet peace be upon him and his ability to be brief but profound.

December 2016

All learning is not created equal

By | December 27th, 2016|Categories: Islam in 40, W's Projects|Tags: , , , |

In the last post, I wrote about hadiths #2 and #3 – that Islam is built on a statement of belief, a set of physical rituals, authentic beliefs and sincerity in orienting oneself to God.

What Is Islam

By | December 9th, 2016|Categories: Islam in 40|Tags: , , |

Our next hadiths to consider are hadith #3 and #4 together. It’s probably important to note at this point that I’m not attempting any level of comprehensive treatment of these ahadith. Rather, my objective is

November 2016

Where Islam “Begins” and “Ends”

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Islam, Islam in 40|Tags: , , |

More on this theme of where Islam “begins” and “ends”. Al-Nawawi and other scholars have written that this Hadith enters into almost all actions and various scholars have elected to insert it at the beginning


By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: Islam in 40, W's Projects|

In the last post, I introduced the Forty Nawawi Hadith Collection as a way to understand Islam in a holistic way. The inspiration for Al-Nawawi to compile these ahadith (42 in total) was a Prophetic

September 2016

Intro: Authentic and Holistic

By | September 25th, 2016|Categories: Islam in 40, W's Projects|Tags: , , , , , , |

One of my favourite books on Islam is the collection of forty hadiths (Prophetic sayings) by Imam al-Nawawi, the so-called Forty Nawawi Hadiths. I like the collection for two main reasons and a host of