In the name of Allah, the most kind the most merciful
Foreword to First Impression
All praise is for Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala, protector of the pious. Peace and salutations upon the Master of those that have come and those yet to come, and upon his family, companions, and followers.
This is a book of forty traditions expounding the virtues of the Sahabah radiya Llahu ‘anhum. This book was read before me in front of many erudite scholars, may Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala reward them abundantly on behalf of their services rendered to Islam, in Kuwait initially and for a second time in Riyadh.
I wish to express my gratitude to the Deputy Minister of the Department of Knowledge-based Research and Legal Rulings, Kuwait, Sheikh Rashid ibn ‘Abdul Muhsin for facilitating this scholarly seating.
Similarly, I wish to express my gratitude to the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Dr ‘Adil al Falah for being part of this undertaking.
May Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala reward the individuals of the Mabarrah al Al wa al Ashab, in particular the head of the organisation, Dr ‘Abdul Muhsin al Jar Allah al Kharafi for reaching out to me and incessantly encouraging me to publish this book, eventually publishing it at the expense of the Mabarrah al Al wa al Ashab. If it were not for him, perhaps this book would not see the light of day.
My expression of gratitude would not be complete without a special thanks to my beloved brother, Sheikh Mubarak Muhammad Muzayni. He was the driving force and organisational mind in enacting this program as well as in the book; Forty traditions expounding the virtues of the pure Ahlul Bayt.
Finally, I wish to thank the brothers at Jami’ ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan, al Wadi, Riyadh together with their operational heads, Dr Yusuf ibn Muhammad and Sheikh ‘Isa al Khalaf for arranging the recital of these traditions and commenting on them via footnotes.
May Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala reward them all tremendously on their efforts.
All praise, apparent and hidden, are for Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala.
‘Abdullah ibn Salih ibn Muhammad al ‘Ubaid