The Compendium of Knowledge and Wisdom
The Compendium of Knowledge and Wisdom is the translation by Abdassamad Clarke of the masterwork of Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, the Jami' al-'ulum wa 'l-hikam, which is his commentary on fifty hadith including the Forty of Imam an-Nawawi. Every hadith is one of those considered by the 'ulama essential for knowledge of the deen. The topics range from the most exacting treatments of the affairs of the shari'ah to luminous expositions of the spiritual sciences of Islam.
Among the best known most referenced works of Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali is Jami’ al-‘Ulum wa al-Hikam, the commentary on al-Arba’in (the forty hadith) of Imam Nawawi. He added eight hadith to the original 42 and commented in detail on all of these fifty hadith. This commentary discusses all aspects of the hadith, the chain of narrations, the narrator and the text.