Al-Arba'in of Ibn Jaffar al-Kattani

Al-Arba

Collection of Forty Hadith - On the Duty of Loving the Noble Family of the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace)

In this collection of 42 hadith, al-Hafiz al-Kattani (ra) tackles a subject that has been neglected by modern Islam and yet is one that lies at the core of the religion, namely, the love of the noble family of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace). Al-Hafiz al-Kattani (ra) demonstrates categorically that to love the family of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) is an integral part of Sunni Islam and a foundational characteristic of the believer.

English translation by Safaruk Zaman Chowdhury

Muhammad Ibn Jafar al-Kattani

Al-Hafiz Abu 'Abdullah Muhammad ibn Ja'far al-Kattani (b. 1273 AH) received his early religious education in his native Morocco, then travelled to Syria and the Hijaz to continue his studies with many of leading scholars of his time. He was a specialist of hadith but also mastered other sciences including Islamic jurisprudence. He was deeply involved in the political struggle against colonialism, and was a great support to the legitimate Muslim rulers.

An excellent work on an important subject which every Muslim should read. The virtues of Ahlu al-Bait is a subject which has been neglected in the last few decades; I thank the translator for his efforts and congratulate Turath Publishing on producing it- SHAYKH MUHAMMAD AL-YAQOUBI

 



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