Al-Arba'in (11) Forty Hadiths on Virtues of Sham

Why KitabCrate thinks you should read this book: There is an established tradition of Hadith scholars to compile 40 hadith. Why 40? It's a comprehensive number allowing for not too large of a work, yet not too little. 40 Hadith on a subject remain a digestible number to the average reader and student. 

Al-Arba'in (11) Forty Hadiths on Virtues of Sham: Mufti Shabbir Paperback – May 1, 2016
by Mufti Shabbir Ahmad (Author)

Sham is an area which encompasses modern-day Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, parts of Northern Egypt, parts of Southern Turkey and parts of Western Iraq. A land sanctified by the Quran itself and blessed in the prayers of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), Sham is a region of momentous importance and consequence, and is now a witness to violent convulsions and turmoil. In this indispensable collection, the author presents forty hadith about Sham, its virtues with a short commentary and biographies of the Companions who lived and died here.