Al-Arbain (5) Abd Ar-Rahman Ibn Asakir - Memorable Qualities of the Mothers of the Believers
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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 (5) Abd Ar-Rahman Ibn Asakir Paperback – 2010
by Abd Ar-Rahman Ibn Asakir (Author)

 Al-Arbain Abd Ar-Rahman Ibn Asakir - Memorable Qualities of the Mothers of the Believers- Collection Of Forty Hadiths on the Memorable Qualities of the Mothers of the Believers - by Abd ar-Rahman Ibn 'Asakir. Beginning with biographical notes on the wives of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), Ibn 'Asakir takes the reader through a remarkable collection of hadith describing the virtues of the 'Mothers of the Believers', an appellation invested on the wives of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) by the Qur'anic text itself. Abd Ar-Rahman Ibn 'Asakir Born in a scholarly Damascene family in the 6th century (Hijri), Ibn 'Asakir became an accomplished jurist, hadith specialist, and a prolific author. His learning had a profound effect on him and he was noted for his asceticism, devotion and tearfulness. English translation by Aisha Bewley.