Al-Arba'in of Muhammad Ibn Jaffar al-Kattani
Collection Of Forty Hadiths - 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 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 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 attitude 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.