The present collection has been compiled from all the available books of Hadeeth. The forty chosen here are all well authenticated and present many of the doctrinal, devo¬tional and ethical elements of Islam. A scholarly intro¬duction deals fully with the subject and shows the way in which the Hadeeth qudsi differs from the Qur'an and from the Prophetic Hadeeth. This selection and translation has been made by the translators of An-Nawawi's Forty Hadeeth. Forty Hadeeth Qudsi is regarded as a companion volume and has been printed in similar format with the original Arabic text given alongside the English translation.