Learning About Ahadith

Ahadith (singular: hadith) are narrations of things that Prophet Muhammad said, did, or approved of, in other words, things that form  his "sunnah."  As Muslims, we first and foremost take our knowledge from the Quraan and Sunnah. So, it is important to learn about ahadith, which transmit the sunnah to us.

This post contains resources to help teach kids about ahadith.


What is a hadith? Introductory Lessons 
Set of six lessons I created to teach basic information about ahadith for elementary students.
Introductory Lessons on AhadithIntroductory Lessons on Ahadith

What is a Hadith? Guided NotesHadith Terms Handwriting Practice


THM SadaqaGroup.org has some excellent PDFs to help students understand ahadith:
They also have some other resources pertaining to ahadith, such as the hadith of Jibreel here: http://www.thmsadaqagroup.org/40ahadeeth.htm

An Nawawi's 40 Ahadith

An-Nawawi's 40 ahadith  (although it really contains 42 ahadith) is a collection of ahadith that are often memorized.
An Nawawi's 40 Ahadith English Copywork

THM Sadaqa An Nawawi Resources - THMSadaqagroup.org has a variety of resources for studying these ahadith.

Audio Lessons on An Nawawi's 40


Two Points of Interest Regarding “Saheeh al-Bukhaaree” & “Saheeh Muslim”


Scholars unanimously agree and consider “Saheeh al-Bukhaaree” and “Saheeh Muslim” to be the most authentic written works of Hadeeth.

It should not be understood that “Saheeh al-Bukhaaree” and “Saheeh Muslim” encompass every authentically reported statement of Allaah’s Messenger (صلّى الله عليه وسلّم). Rather, there are many authentic Hadeeth collected by other scholars that neither one of them (al-Bukhaaree & Muslim) recorded in their collections.