The Forty Hadiths of Imam al-Nawawi | Part 1 - Fall 2018

Course Category: Islamic Sciences | Level 2 Core Course

Click here to view a short segment of this course: Class Sample: The Forty Hadiths of Imām al-Nawawī with Anse Rydanah Dahman

Course Code: HAD 201

Instructor: Anse Rydanah Dahman

Length: 1 term (15 weeks)

Course Dates: September 14 - December 21, 2018
Timings: Fridays, 6:30 pm CST/12:30 am GMT Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is not required but recommended whenever possible. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Offered: This course is offered every other year. Part 1 is offered in the Fall term, and Part 2 is offered in the Spring.


      • Students should be women above the age of 17.
      • Successful completion of at least one Ribaat Level 1 course


An in-depth study of the forty-hadith compilation of Imam al-Nawawī, this course is meant to provide students with a foundation in the hadith of the Prophet (s). The Prophet (s) was given jawāmiʿ al-kalim (جوامع الكلم), or the ability to say much in very few words. The hadiths of the Prophet (s) combine eloquence with deep, encompassing meanings in a uniquely simple way. This particular compilation was chosen because it includesṣaḥīḥ hadiths, and it covers a variety of subjects.

By the end of this course, students will be able to understand and draw practical life lessons from the text of the first twenty hadiths in this compilation. The second twenty hadiths will be covered in Part 2.

Course Requirements: Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, write one critical analysis paper, and review and sit for a final exam.


      • Required: A Treasury of Hadith: A Commentary on Nawawi’s Selection of Forty Prophetic Traditions by Ibn Daqiq al-ʿId
      • Recommended: Arabic-English dictionary or application

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.


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Registration Fees: Non-refundable, non-transferable

  • $100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)
  • $20.00 late registration fee after September 5th (if seats are available)
  • $5.00 auditing fee.


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