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40HadithNawawi.com Project

Imam Nawawi's 40 Hadith have come to be known as the most comprehensive, and holistic, compilation/collection of hadith of the Prophet Muhammad(sas) that convey the essence of Islam.

40HadithNawawi.com is an effort to rejuvenate the study of Imam Nawawi's 40 Hadith and to provide Islamic workers/activists with authentic translation, commentary, and inspiration for implementation in our modern context.

In MAS, members are placed in weekly halaqas or usrahs to develop a working understanding (fahm) of Islam that allows them to function with the best character and etiquettes in the community. MAS wholeheartedly believes action must be based on knowledge, and that knowledge must produce action. As Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.”

The Arabic term ‘ilm translates to knowledge, but the word has a broader definition than its English counterpart. ‘Ilm encompasses theory, action, and education whereas in English, knowledge is defined as merely the awareness of facts, truths, and principles.

About 40HN Contributors

Shaykh Jamaal Diwan

Audio commentaries on 40HadithNawawi.com are researched and presented by Shaykh Jamaal Diwan.

Shaykh Jamaal Diwan was born and raised in Southern California and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Third World Studies and a minor in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. He accepted Islam in 2003 and has been married to his wife, Shaykha Muslema Purmul, since 2004. He has served with the Muslim Student Association (MSA), MSA West, and Muslim American Society (MAS) in varying capacities. He remains an active MAS member and recently graduated from the College of Sharia at al-Azhar University in Cairo through a scholarship with the Islamic American University. Sh. Jamaal also completed some graduate work in Islamic Studies from the Western academic perspective. He currently serves as Resident Scholar at the Islamic Center of Irvine.

You can visit Shaykh Jamaal Diwan's blog at: jamaaldiwan.com

Dr. Imad Bayoun

Dr. Imad Bayoun is widely involved in religious education, especially among the youth, as a lecturer for the Muslim American Society (MAS), and its signature project the Oak Tree Institute. Dr. Imad was born in Beirut, Lebanon, where he received his BS and MS from the American University of Beirut. He received his PhD in Entomology from the Texas A&M University. He resides in Riverside and works as the Insectary and Quarantine Officer at the Entomology Department of University of California in Riverside. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Foundation. He taught Aqeedah and Fiqhas-Seerah (Jurisprudence of the Prophet's Biography) at the Islamic American University, and has published several audio series on "Purification of the Heart", "Muslim Character", and other topics.

Some of his lectures are available to listen/download at imadbayoun.com

Ustadha Lobna Mulla

Ustadha Lobna Mulla, along with her three siblings, was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. She graduated from California State University, Northridge with a B.S. in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting. She has served on the board of the Muslim Public Affairs Council for two years and worked for 10 years as an accountant before entering motherhood. In 2005, Ustadha Lobna moved to Egypt with her husband, Shaykh Suhail Mulla, and her children for three years where she studied Arabic, Islamic Studies and Tajweed, before moving back to the States.

Ustadha Lobna has been working with the youth for the past 15 years in various capacities such as assisting with youth camps, leading halaqat, teaching tajweed classes, and leading a MAS Girl Scout troop among others. Currently, Ustadha Lobna lives in Orange County with her husband and four children and is an active member in MAS Greater LA.

Some of her writings are available at virtualmosque.com/author/lobna-mulla

Shaykha Muslema Purmul

Shaykha Muslema Purmul was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and raised in San Diego, California. She received a Bachelor's Degree in the Study of Religion and a Bachelor's in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of California at San Diego. She has served the Muslim Students' Association, MSA West and the Muslim American Society (MAS) in various capacities, is an active MAS member, and a scholarship student with the Islamic American University. Muslema and her husband, Jamaal Diwan, participated in the International Union of Muslim Scholars "Future Scholars Program" in 2008/2009. They have completed their Bachelor's degrees in the College of Shari`ah at al-Azhar University in Cairo. Sha. Muslema Purmul is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of the Muslim American Society.

Some of her writings are available at virtualmosque.com/author/muslema-purmul

Shaykh Suhail Mulla

A native of Los Angeles, California, Shaykh Suhail Hasan Mulla received his bachelor's degree from CSU Northridge in African-American Studies and a master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from UCLA. Sh. Suhail spent 10 years as a social worker with the Los Angeles Unified School District where he helped families and youth cope with life issues.

More recently, Sh. Suhail graduated from the world-renowned Al-Azhar University where he received his bachelor's degree in Shari'ah (Islamic Law). He also completed a two-year Islamic Studies program at Al-Asheera Al-Muhammadiya, an Al-Azhar affiliated institute in Cairo, Egypt, where he studied under renowned Azhari scholars. Sh. Suhail has received ijazas—authorizations to teach—in various sciences and texts, including hadith and tajweed.

Sh. Suhail has been an active member of the Southern California Muslim community for many years. He has served as Tarbiya Coordinator for the San Fernando Valley chapter of the Muslim American Society (MAS), lectured at educational and religious institutions, conducted weekly courses on tafsir, tajweed, seerah and Arabic, and served as a mentor and online counselor for Muslim youth. Sh. Suhail has taught 'Fiqh of Fasting' and 'Introduction to Qur'an Sciences' courses on SuhaibWebb.com. He currently serves as the Resident Scholar of the Islamic Center of Orange County (Garden Grove).

About Muslim American Society

Muslim American Society (MAS) traces its historical roots back to the call of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Its more recent roots can be traced to the Islamic revival movement that started evolving at the turn of the twentieth century. This movement brought the call of Islam to Muslim masses across the world to reestablish Islam in their lives.

Established in 1993 as a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization, the Muslim American Society (MAS) is a dynamic charitable, religious, social, cultural, and educational organization. Over the past two decades, MAS has expanded to more than 50 chapters across the United States. MAS offers unique programs and services that seek to better the individual and, in turn, the greater society by imparting Islamic knowledge, promoting community service, engaging in political activism, and much more.

Over the past two decades, MAS has evolved into a nationally recognized grassroots movement. The organization is empowered by a unique chapter structure that is linked through a common mission and vision. Focusing on personal development of individuals through a comprehensive Islamic educational curriculum, MAS promotes active involvement in communities across the U.S. by providing opportunities for community service, interfaith initiatives, youth programs, and civic engagement. By cooperating and collaborating with other organizations, MAS has expanded its reach into thousands of communities across the United States.

Visit MuslimAmericanSociety.org for more information