An Easy Way to Memorize the 40 Hadith

By Br. Malik

The Forty Nawawi Hadiths (The Matn)

Alhamdullilah walsalaatu walsalaamu ala rasul Allah sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam

1 Know that all actions are by intentions
2 And the deen was taught by angelic interventions
3 Islam is built on five pillars of might
4 And the angels in our mother’s wombs did write
5 The deen rejects all types of innovation
6 And the heart is the limb’s temptation or salvation
7 The religion is based all on advice sincere
8 And the sanctity of a Muslim’s blood is severe
9 We don’t ask about that which is obscure
10 And Allah only accepts that which is pure

11 We leave things that are doubtful and suspect
12 And things that don’t concern us, we don’t inspect
13 And to love for you, what I would love for me
14 And blood to never be spilt, except for three
15 And to speak only good, if not, then refrain
16 Anger is from the heat of hell, avoid its flames
17 Everything is to be done in an excellent fashion
18 Fear Allah everywhere, treat people with compassion
19 Everything that happens is only by Allah’s permission
20 Hayaa was forever written, as every prophet’s vision

21 Believe in Allah and be steadfast
22 Perform halal, avoid haram, pray, and fast
23 Purification is equal to one half of our Iman,
24 And oppression was forbidden to Allah and man,
25 Everyone has something they can give in charity
26 Even picking up litter, a selfless rarity
27 Sin is what makes your heart feel resistance and unease
28 Upon us is the Sunnah, in times of difference and disease
29 The tongue is the most common catalyst to the fire
30 About those things kept silent, we should not inquire

31 Show indifference to the world, you shall be of the Zuhaad,
32 There’s no initiating harm, or reciprocating harm to add,
33 Evidence is to be brought forth by the accuser,
34 And who sees munkar, must be its remover
35 Be the servents of Allah, all together as brothers
36 Allah is in your service, so long as you are for each other
37 And every good deed Allah takes and multiplies
38 And He is for His awliya, their hearing, hands and eyes
39 He has forgiven us duress, mistakes and what we forget
40 We are strangers in this world, don’t settle just yet

41 Perfection occurs, when passions fall in line with the Divine
42 And Allah will forgive all sins, and He will not mind

Walhamdullilahi Rabb Alalameen

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  1. abu_hunain says:

    Subhana Allah! That’s nifty!!!

  2. Angie says:

    barak Allahu fik!

  3. d says:

    excelent thank u

  4. Amira Murphy says:

    This is wonderful mashaAllah! Now we need a device to remember the narrators of each :).

  5. Sid says:

    Can you provide the arabic of each, that would be very useful. JazakAllah.

  6. Webmaster says:

    Assalamu alaykum Sid,

    This website has the Arabic for them:

    Let me know if you need anything else.

  7. Faiez says:

    that is absolutely amazing

  8. Jasrah sayad says:

    Thnx 4 sharin wid us dis precious gift.hpe Allah(swt)gv us hidayah.

  9. saz says:

    absolutely beutiful, i going to memorise this, inshallah

  10. Shafeen Mahmood says:

    Ma Shaa Allah…may Allah reward you in plentiful for this soothingly amazing poetry!

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