Riyad as-Salihin: The Meadows of The Righteous - Abridged and Annotated by Imam Yahya ibn Sharaf an-Nawawi
By Imam Yahya ibn Sharaf an-Nawawi, Turath Publishing, Hardcover, 637 pages
In 13th Century Damascus, the renowned Hadith Scholar, juristic expert, academic luminary and pious ascetic, Imam Yahya ibn Sharaf an-Nawawi, set himself the task of compiling a short collection of rigorously authenticated Hadith, which will comprise for its reader a way to the hereafter.
The resulting Riyad as-Salihin is a collection of almost two thousand Hadiths on numerous subjects, selected from the Sahih collections and other canonical books of the Sunnah.
This blessed book, containing the treasures of the noble Sunnah and Prophetic guidance, was greeted with immediate scholarly approval and has established its worth in terms of the far-reaching and long-term influence it has had on Muslim character, conduct, education and reform throughout the Ummah and across the centuries.
About the author:
Imam Yahya ibn Sharaf an-Nawawi was born in the village of Nawa in Southern Syria. He spent most of his life in Damascus where he lived in a simple manner, devoted to Allah, engaging single-mindedly in worship, study, writing and teaching various Islamic sciences. Although best known for his works in hadith, Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi (d. 676/1277) was also the Imam of the later Shafi'i school of Jurisprudence, and widely acknowledged as the intellectual heir to Imam Shafi'i. He was a renowned scholar and jurist who dedicated his life to the pursuit of Islamic learning. Imam Nawawi died at the young age of 44 years, leaving behind him numerous works of great efforts and knowledge. He is well-known for writing books that are easy to understand.