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Riyadh-us-Saleheen is one of the most popular book of Imam Nawawi.It is a literal translation of the first part of Arabic text and care has been taken to adhere to original text as far as possible. He has selected about 1900 traditions from Muslim and Bukhari and one or two other standard books on Hadith, like 'Muwatta' of Imam Malik and has arranged them under different topics. These traditions has been supplemented with appropriate verses from the Holy Qur'an.
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Riyadus Saliheen by Imam Abu Zakaria Mohiuddin Yahya An-Nawawi (RA): Translation by Ustadha Aisha Bewley
Contents
1. Chapter on Sincerity and having an intention for all actions, words and states, outward and inward ........................................... 15
2. Chapter on Repentance .................................................................................................................................................................... 17
3. Chapter on Steadfastness ................................................................................................................................................................. 22
4. Chapter: On Truthfulness .................................................................................................................................................................. 28
5. Chapter: On Watchfulness ................................................................................................................................................................ 29
6. Chapter: On Fearful Awareness of Allah (Taqwa) ............................................................................................................................. 31
7. Chapter: Certainty and Trust in Allah ............................................................................................................................................... 31
8. Chapter: On Going Straight (Istiqama) .............................................................................................................................................. 34
9. Chapter: Reflecting on the immense creation of Allah Almighty, the passing of this world, the terrors of the Next World, and
other matters. On the negligence of the self, disciplining it and forcing it to go straight.................................................................... 34
10. Chapter: On hastening to perform good actions, and on encouraging the one who intends to do something to go ahead and do
it with diligence and not to hesitate ..................................................................................................................................................... 35
11. Chapter: On Striving (Mujahada) .................................................................................................................................................... 36
12. Chapter: On the encouragement to increase good actions in the later part of one's life .............................................................. 38
13. Chapter: On the clarification of the many paths of good ............................................................................................................... 39
14. Chapter: On Moderation in Worship .............................................................................................................................................. 43
15. Chapter: On perserverance in actions ............................................................................................................................................ 45
16. Chapter: On the command to follow the Sunna and its adab ........................................................................................................ 46
17. Chapter: On the Obligation to obey the judgement of Allah, what is said by those who are summoned to that, and
commanding the right and forbidding the wrong ................................................................................................................................ 48
18. Chapter: On the prohibition against innovations and new matters ............................................................................................... 49
19. Chapter: On the one who makes a good or bad sunna .................................................................................................................. 49
20. Chapter: On showing the way to good and calling to guidance or misguidance............................................................................ 50
21. Chapter: Helping one another to goodness and fear of Allah ........................................................................................................ 51
22. Chapter: On Good Counsel ............................................................................................................................................................. 51
23. Chapter: On commanding the right and forbidding the wrong ...................................................................................................... 51
24. Chapter: On the harsh punishment of someone who commands right or forbids wrong while his own actions contradict what
he says ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 54
25. Chapter: On the command to deliver trusts ................................................................................................................................... 54
26. Chapter: On injustice and the command to make restitution in cases of injustice ........................................................................ 56
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27. Chapter: On respecting the sacred things of the Muslims, clarification of their rights and having compassion and mercy for
them ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 59
28. Chapter: Veiling the faults of Muslims and the prohibition against divulging them without necessity ........................................ 61
29. Chapter: Taking care of the needs of the Muslims ......................................................................................................................... 61
30. Chapter: Intercession ...................................................................................................................................................................... 62
31. Chapter: On Putting things right between people .......................................................................................................................... 62
32. Chapter: On the excellence of the weak, poor and obscure Muslims ............................................................................................ 63
33. Chapter: Kindness to orphans, girls, the weak, the very poor, and the downtrodden. Treating them well, compassion towards
them, humility with them, and gentleness towards them ................................................................................................................... 65
34. Chapter: Treating women well ....................................................................................................................................................... 66
35. Chapter: On the rights of a husband from his wife ........................................................................................................................ 67
36. Chapter: Spending on one's family ................................................................................................................................................. 68
37. Chapter: Spending out of what one loves and spending what is excellent .................................................................................... 69
38. Chapter: On the obligation to command one's family and children and whoever is in one's care to obey Allah, and to forbid
them to oppose Him, teaching them proper behaviour and preventing them from committing what is prohibited ......................... 70
39. Chapter: The right of the neighbour and treating him well ............................................................................................................ 70
40. Chapter: On dutifulness to parents and maintaining ties of kinship .............................................................................................. 71
41. Chapter: On the prohibition of disobeying parents and severing ties of kinship ........................................................................... 75
42. Chapter: The excellence of dutifulness shown to the friends of one's father and mother, relatives, wife, and others whom one
should honour ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 76
43. Chapter: Honouring the people of the family of the Messenger of Allah and their clear excellence ............................................ 77
44. Chapter: Respect for people of knowledge, the great and people of importance, and putting them ahead of others, raising
where they sit and showing their rank ................................................................................................................................................. 77
45. Chapter: On visiting the people of virtue, sitting with them, keeping their company, loving them, seeking visits and supplication
from them, and visiting places of virtue ............................................................................................................................................... 79
46. Chapter: The excellence of love for the sake of Allah and encouraging it, and a man who loves another informing him of that
and what he says to him when he informs him .................................................................................................................................... 81
47. Chapter: On the signs of Allah's love for His slave and urging that it be taken on and that one should strive to obtain it ........... 83
48. Chapter: On cautioning against causing injury to the righteous, the weak and the poor .............................................................. 83
49. Chapter: Judging people according to the outward while leaving their secrets to Allah Almighty ............................................... 84
50. Chapter: On Fear ............................................................................................................................................................................. 85
51. Chapter: On Hope ........................................................................................................................................................................... 87
52. Chapter: On the Excellence of Hope ............................................................................................................................................... 93
53. Chapter: On combining Fear and Hope .......................................................................................................................................... 93
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54. Chapter: On the Excellence of Weeping ......................................................................................................................................... 94
55. Chapter: On the Excellence of making do with little of this world and the encouragement to have little of it and the excellence
of poverty .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 95
56. Chapter: On the excellence of hunger, a simple live style, and confining oneself to little in food, drink, clothing and other things
which are the portion of the self, and abandoning appetites ............................................................................................................ 100
57. Chapter: On Contentment, self-restraint, moderation in life style and spending, and criticism of asking without necessity .... 105
58. Chapter: On the permission to take that which is not asked for nor sought after....................................................................... 107
59. Chapter: The encouragement to eat from the work of one's own hand, and to refrain from asking and turning to giving ....... 107
60. Chapter: On generosity, magnanimity and spending in good ways with trust in Allah Almighty ................................................ 108
61. Chapter: On forbidding miserliness and avarice ........................................................................................................................... 110
62. Chapter: On preferring others and helping others ....................................................................................................................... 110
63. Chapter: On the desire for in matters which pertain to the Next World and seeking to have a lot of that which is blessed ..... 111
64. Chapter: On the excellence of the grateful wealthy person. He is the one who takes wealth properly and spends it the ways
which have been commanded ............................................................................................................................................................ 112
65. Chapter: On remembering death and constraining expectation .................................................................................................. 112
66. Chapter: On the recommendation for men to visit the graves and what the one who visits them says ..................................... 114
67. Chapter: On it being disliked to wish for death because of some harm which has befallen a person, but there is no objection to
it if it is because of fear of trial in the deen ........................................................................................................................................ 114
68. Chapter: On scrupulousness and abandoning things that are doubtful ....................................................................................... 115
69. Chapter: On the recommendation to withdraw when things are corrupt or one fears a temptation in one's deen or falling into
the unlawful and doubtful things ....................................................................................................................................................... 116
71. Chapter: On Humility and being gentle with the believers .......................................................................................................... 116
72. Chapter: On the Prohibition of pride and arrogance .................................................................................................................... 118
73. Chapter: On Good Character ........................................................................................................................................................ 119
74. Chapter: on forbearance, patience and kindness ......................................................................................................................... 120
75. Chapter: On pardon and turning away from the ignorant ........................................................................................................... 121
76. Chapter: On enduring injury ......................................................................................................................................................... 122
77. Chapter: On anger when the sacred things of the Shari'a are violated and helping the deen of Allah Almighty ........................ 122
78. Chapter: On commanding those in authority to be kind to their subjects, to give them good counsel and to be compassionate
to them, and forbidding those in authority from cheating them, being harsh to them, overlooking their best interests and being
unmindful of them and their needs .................................................................................................................................................... 123
79. Chapter: On the just ruler ............................................................................................................................................................. 124
80. Chapter: On the obligation to obey those in authority as long as it is not a wrong action, and the prohibition against obeying
them in an act of rebellion against Allah ............................................................................................................................................ 124
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81. Chapter: On the prohibition against seeking authority and the option of not accepting it if it is not specific to him or if he is not
required .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 126
82. Chapter: On encouraging the Sultan, qadi and others in authority to adopt a righteous counsellor and warning them against
bad company and accepting their advice ........................................................................................................................................... 126
83. Chapter: On the Prohibition against granting appointment as amirs and judges and positions of authority to those who asked
for it or indirectly express desire for that ........................................................................................................................................... 126
84. Chapter: On modesty and its excellence, and encouraging people to affect it ............................................................................ 127
85. Chapter: On keeping secrets ......................................................................................................................................................... 127
86. Chapter: On fulfilling contracts and keeping promises ................................................................................................................. 128
87. Chapter: On the command to continue to perform good actions which are one's habit ............................................................ 128
88. Chapter: On the recommendation to speak good words and display a cheerful face when you meet someone ....................... 129
89. Chapter: On the recommendation to speak plainly and clearly and on repeating things so that the one who did not understood
them will understand .......................................................................................................................................................................... 129
90. Chapter: On listening to one's companion as long as it is not unlawful, and listening carefully to scholars and admonishers .. 129
91. Chapter: On Admonition and moderation in it ............................................................................................................................. 129
92. Chapter: On Dignity and calmness ................................................................................................................................................ 130
93. Chapter: On the Recommendation of going to the prayer and to knowledge and other forms of worship with calmness and
dignity ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 130
94. Chapter: On Honouring the guest ................................................................................................................................................. 131
95. Chapter: On the recommendation to convey good news and congratulate people .................................................................... 131
96. Chapter: On someone saying farewell and his advice when he departs on a journey and supplication for him and by him ..... 133
97. Chapter: On the Istikhara and consultation .................................................................................................................................. 134
98. Chapter: On the Recommendation on going to the 'Id, visiting the sick, going on hajj, expeditions, funerals, etc, by one route,
and returning by a different route in increase the number of places of worship .............................................................................. 134
99. Chapter: The recommendation to use the right first in things that entail honour, like wudu', ghusl, and tayammum, putting on
clothes, shoes, leather socks and trousers, entering the mosque, using the siwak stick, using kohl, cutting nails, trimming the
moustache, plucking the armpit and shaving the head, giving the salam in the prayer, eating and drinking, shaking hands, greeting
the Black Stone, leaving the lavatory, taking the gift, and other such things. The recommendation to use the left in the opposite of
that, like blowing the nose, spitting, entering the lavatory and leaving the mosque, removing leather socks, sandals, trousers and
clothes, cleaning oneself in the lavatory, doing unclean things, and the like .................................................................................... 135
100. Chapter: On saying the basmala when starting to eat and praising Allah afterwards ............................................................... 136
101. Chapter: On not criticising food and the recommendation to praise it ..................................................................................... 136
102. Chapter: On what someone says when food is brought when he is fasting and he does not break his fast ............................. 137
103. Chapter: On what someone says when invited to eat and is followed by someone ................................................................. 137
104. Chapter: On eating from in front of one and instructing someone who eats badly .................................................................. 137
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105. Chapter: On the prohibition against joining two dates or the like together when a group eat without his companions'
permission ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 137
106. Chapter: What one says and does when he eats without becoming full ................................................................................... 137
107. Chapter: On the command to eat from the side of the dish and the prohibition against eating from the middle ................... 138
108. Chapter: On it being disliked to eat reclining ............................................................................................................................. 138
109: Chapter: On the Recommendation to eat with three fingers and the recommendation to lick the fingers. It being disliked to
wipe them before licking them. The recommendation to lick the plate and pick up the morsel which has fallen and eat it.
Permission to wipe the hand on the arm, foot, etc. after licking it .................................................................................................... 138
110. Chapter: On a lot of hands for the food...................................................................................................................................... 139
111. Chapter: On the proper manner of drinking and the recommendation to take three breaths outside the vessel and it being
disliked to breathe into the vessel. The recommendation to pass the vessel around to the right .................................................... 139
112. Chapter: On it being disliked to drink from the mouth of the vessel, and the clarification that the dislike is not a prohibition
............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 139
113. Chapter: On it being disliked to blow on drinks.......................................................................................................................... 140
114. Chapter: On the permission to drink while standing and clarification that it is better and more perfect to drink sitting ........ 140
115. Chapter: On The recommendation for the one providing the drink to be the last to drink ...................................................... 141
116. Chapter: On the permission to drink from all pure vessels except those made of gold and silver; the permissibility of drinking
straight from rivers with the mouth without vessel or hand. The prohibition against using gold and silver vessels for eating and
drinking, purification and other uses .................................................................................................................................................. 141
117. Chapter: On the recommendation to wear white clothes, and the permission to wear red, green, yellow and black, and the
permission to wear cotton, hair, wool and other things except silk .................................................................................................. 141
118. Chapter: On recommending shirts .............................................................................................................................................. 143
119. Chapter: On the length of the shirt, sleeve, and wrapper, and the end of the turban, and the prohibition against letting any of
that hang down out of arrogance, and the dislike of it when it is without arrogance ....................................................................... 143
120. Chapter: On the recommendation to avoid fine clothing out of humility .................................................................................. 145
121. Chapter On the Recommendation to take a middle course in clothes and not to confine oneself to what is miserable without
need or legitimate aim ........................................................................................................................................................................ 145
122. Chapter: On the Prohibition against silk garments for men and them sitting and leaning on silk, while it is permitted for
women to wear it ................................................................................................................................................................................ 145
123. Chapter: On the permission to wear silk if one has the itch ...................................................................................................... 145
124. Chapter: On the prohibition against sitting and riding on tiger skins ......................................................................................... 145
125. Chapter: On what one says when one puts on a new garment or shoes ................................................................................... 146
126. Chapter: The recommendation to begin with the right when dressing ..................................................................................... 146
127. Chapter: On the adab of sleep and lying down .......................................................................................................................... 146
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128. Chapter: On the permission to lie on one's back and put one leg across the other when one's private parts are not exposed,
and the permission to sit cross-legged and sitting with one's legs drawn up .................................................................................... 147
129. Chapter: On the Adab of the Assembly and those who sit in it .................................................................................................. 147
130. Chapter: On Dreams and what is connected to them ................................................................................................................ 148
131. Chapter: On the Excellence of the Greeting and the command to make it common practice .................................................. 149
132. Chapter: On the form of the greeting ......................................................................................................................................... 150
133. Chapter: On the adab of the greeting ......................................................................................................................................... 150
134. Chapter: On the recommendation to repeat the greeting to the one he meets after a short time since he has come in or gone
out and then returned immediately, or a tree or the like has come between them ......................................................................... 151
135. Chapter: The recommendation to greet when entering one's home ........................................................................................ 151
139. Chapter: On the recommendation to give the greeting when leaving an assembly and parting from one's companions ....... 152
140. Chapter: On asking permission to enter and its adab ................................................................................................................ 152
141. Chapter: On the making it clear that the Sunna is that when the one from whom one asks permission to enter says, "Who is
it?" he should name himself in the manner by which he is known by and not say "I" ...................................................................... 153
142. Chapter: On the recommendation to bless someone who sneezes when he praises Allah and dislike of doing it if he has not
praised Allah; clarification of the adab of blessing the sneezer, sneezing, and yawning ................................................................... 153
143. Chapter: On the recommendation to shake hands when meeting and having a cheerful face, and kissing the hand of a
righteous man and kissing one's child out of compassion, embracing the one who arrives from a journey and the dislike of bowing
............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 154
144. Chapter: On visiting the sick, escorting the dead and praying over him and attending his burial and remaining at his grave
after his burial ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 155
145. Chapter: On supplication for the person who is ill ..................................................................................................................... 155
146. Chapter: On the recommendation to ask the family of a sick person about how he is ............................................................. 156
147. Chapter: On what is said by one who despairs of life ................................................................................................................. 156
150. Chapter: On instructing the dying to say "There is no god but Allah" ........................................................................................ 157
151. Chapter: On what is said when the dying person's eyes become fixed ..................................................................................... 157
152. Chapter: On what is said in the presence of a dead person ....................................................................................................... 158
153. Chapter: On the permission to weep for someone who has died without wailing .................................................................... 158
154. Chapter: On refraining from mentioning anything disliked in the corpse .................................................................................. 159
155. Chapter: The prayer over the dead, escorting him and being present at his burial, and the dislike for women to follow funeral
processions ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 159
156. Chapter: On the recommendation for many people to pray the funeral prayer and to make their rows three or more ......... 159
157. Chapter: What is recited in the funeral prayer ........................................................................................................................... 160
158. Chapter: On carrying the bier quickly ......................................................................................................................................... 161
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159. Chapter: On First settling the debts of the deceased and making haste to prepare him for burial unless he died suddenly, in
which case he is left until one is sure of death ................................................................................................................................... 161
160. Chapter: On admonition at the grave ......................................................................................................................................... 161
161. Chapter: On supplication for the deceased after his burial and staying at the grave for a time for supplication, asking
forgiveness and recitation .................................................................................................................................................................. 161
162. Chapter: On sadaqa and supplication for the deceased ............................................................................................................. 162
163. Chapter: On people praising the dead person ............................................................................................................................ 162
164. Chapter: The excellence of the one who dies leaving young children ....................................................................................... 162
165. Chapter: On weeping and fear when passing the graves and ruins of the wrongdoers, and displaying need of Allah and
cautioning against being unmindful of that ........................................................................................................................................ 163
166. Chapter: On the Recommendation to set out on a journey on a Thursday at the beginning of the day ................................... 163
167. Chapter: On the Recommendation to have company on a journey and the travellers should appoint someone as their amir
whom they will obey ........................................................................................................................................................................... 163
168. Chapter: On the adab of Travelling, Stopping, Spending the Night and Sleeping on the Journey. The recommendation to travel
by night and to be kind to animals and see to their best interests .................................................................................................... 164
169: On helping one's companion ...................................................................................................................................................... 165
170. Chapter: On what one says when one mounting for a journey .................................................................................................. 165
171. Chapter: The takbir of the traveller when he ascends, his tasbih when he descends and the prohibition against raising the
voice with the takbir ........................................................................................................................................................................... 166
172. Chapter: The recommendation to make supplication during the journey ................................................................................. 166
173. Chapter: On what supplication is made when one is afraid of people or something else ......................................................... 166
174. Chapter: On what one says when one alights at a place ............................................................................................................ 166
175. Chapter: On the recommendation for the traveller to make haste to return to his family when he has achieved his purpose
............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 167
176. Chapter: On the recommendation to come to one's family during the day and the dislike of arriving at night when that is not
necessary ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 167
177. Chapter: On what one says when he returns and sees his town................................................................................................ 167
178. Chapter: On the recommendation for the one who arrives to go first to the mosque in his area and pray two rak'ats in it ... 167
179. Chapter: On forbidding a woman to travel on her own ............................................................................................................. 167
180. Chapter: On the Excellence of reciting the Qur'an ..................................................................................................................... 168
181. Chapter: On the command to continue reciting the Qur'an and being careful not to allow oneself to forget it ...................... 169
182. Chapter: On the recommendation to have good voice in reciting the Qur'an and asking someone with a good voice to recite
and listening to it ................................................................................................................................................................................ 169
183. Chapter: On encouraging the recitation of certain suras and ayats ........................................................................................... 169
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184. Chapter: On the Recommendation to meet together for recitation .......................................................................................... 171
185. Chapter: On the Excellence of Wudu' ......................................................................................................................................... 171
186. Chapter: On the excellence of the adhan ................................................................................................................................... 172
187. Chapter: On the excellence of the prayers ................................................................................................................................. 173
188. Chapter: On the Subh and 'Asr prayers ...................................................................................................................................... 174
189. Chapter: On the excellence of walking to the mosque ............................................................................................................... 174
190. Chapter: On the excellence of waiting for the prayer ................................................................................................................ 175
191. Chapter: On the excellence of the Group prayer ........................................................................................................................ 175
192. Chapter: Encouragement to attend the Group Prayers at Subh and 'Isha' ................................................................................ 176
193. Chapter: On the command to persevere in the prescribed prayers and the strongest prohibition against abandoning them 177
194. Chapter: On the Excellence of the first row and the command to complete the first rows and make them straight and close
together .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 178
195. Chapter: The Excellence of doing the sunnas with the obligatory prayers, and clarification of the least of them, the most
perfect, and what is between that ..................................................................................................................................................... 179
196. Chapter: The importance of the two rak'ats which are the sunna of Subh ................................................................................ 179
197. Chapter: On two quick rak'ats for Fajr and clarification of what is recited in them and their time ........................................... 180
198. Chapter: On the recommendation to lie down on the right side after the two rak'ats of Fajr and encouraging doing that
whether or not one has prayed voluntary prayers in the night ......................................................................................................... 181
199. Chapter: On the sunna of Dhuhr ................................................................................................................................................. 181
200. Chapter: On the sunna of 'Asr ..................................................................................................................................................... 181
201. Chapter: On the sunna before and after Maghrib ...................................................................................................................... 182
202. Chapter: On the sunna before and after 'Isha' ........................................................................................................................... 182
203. Chapter: The sunna of Jumu'a .................................................................................................................................................... 182
204. Chapter: The recommendation to pray voluntary prayers at home but not obligatory prayers. The command to move from
the place where one did the obligatory prayer or to speak before doing the voluntary prayer ....................................................... 182
205. Chapter: On encouraging performance of the Witr prayer and clarification that it is confirmed, and making its time clear ... 183
206. Chapter: The Excellence of the Duha prayer, clarification of its minimum, maximum and middle size, and the encouragement
to persevere in doing it ....................................................................................................................................................................... 183
207. Chapter: Permission to pray Duha from the time the sun is high until noon. It is best to pray it when it is very hot and well into
mid-morning ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 184
208. Chapter: The encouragement to pray the two rak'at prayer of greeting when entering the mosque, and it being disliked to sit
down before praying the two rak'ats at whatever time one enters, whether that be the two rak'ats of greeting, or an obligatory or
sunna prayer ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 184
209. Chapter: The recommendation to pray two rak'ats after doing wudu' ...................................................................................... 184
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210. Chapter: The excellence of the day of Jumu'a, its obligatory nature and washing for it, putting on scent and going early to it.
Supplication on Friday and the prayer on the Prophet. Clarification of the time when supplication is answered. The
recommendation of remembering Allah often after Jumu'a ............................................................................................................. 185
211. Chapter: On the recommendation to perform the prostration of gratitude when one obtains a blessing or an affliction is
averted ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 186
212. Chapter: On the excellence of rising in the night to pray ........................................................................................................... 186
213. Chapter: The recommendation to pray at night in Ramadan - that is the tarawih prayers ....................................................... 189
214. Chapter: On the excellence of praying in the Night of Power .................................................................................................... 189
214. Chapter: The excellence of the siwak and the qualities of the natural form (fitra) ................................................................... 190
216. Chapter: Stressing the obligation of zakat and clarification of its excellence and what is connected to it ............................... 190
217. Chapter: On the obligation to fast Ramadan and clarification of the excellence of fasting and what is connected to it .......... 192
218. Chapter: On generosity, charity and doing much good in the month of Ramadan, and increasing that in the last ten days of
the month ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 193
219. Chapter: On the prohibition against fasting before Ramadan after the middle of Sha'ban unless that fasting is connected to
what is before it and coincides with his habit, like fasting Monday and Thursday ............................................................................ 194
220. Chapter: On what one says when seeing the new moon ........................................................................................................... 194
221. Chapter: The excellence of suhur and delaying it as long as one does not fear the approach of dawn .................................... 194
223. Chapter: On commanding the faster to guard his tongue and limbs from incorrect actions, verbal abuse and the like .......... 195
224. Chapter: On questions regarding fasting .................................................................................................................................... 195
225. Chapter: Clarification of the excellence of fasting Muharram, Sha'ban and the sacred months ............................................... 196
226. Chapter: The excellence of fasting and other things in the first 10 days of Dhu'l-Hijja ............................................................. 196
227. Chapter: On the excellence of fasting the Day of 'Arafa, 'Ashura' and the ninth of Muharram ................................................ 196
228. Chapter: On the recommendation to fast six days of Shawwal ................................................................................................. 197
229. Chapter: On the recommendation to fast Mondays and Thursdays .......................................................................................... 197
230. Chapter: On the recommendation to fast three days of every month....................................................................................... 197
231. Chapter: On the excellence giving the faster something with which to break the fast, and the excellence of the faster when
people eat in his presence and the supplication of the one who eats for what is eaten ................................................................... 198
232. Book of I'tikaf .............................................................................................................................................................................. 198
233. Book of Hajj ................................................................................................................................................................................. 198
234. The excellence of Jihad ............................................................................................................................................................... 199
235. Chapter: On the clarification of those who are martyrs in respect of the reward of the Next World, but who are washed and
prayed over, which is the not the case with those killed fighting the unbelievers ............................................................................ 207
236. Chapter: On the excellence of freeing slaves ............................................................................................................................. 208
237. Chapter: On the excellence of being good to slaves................................................................................................................... 208
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238. Chapter: On the excellence of a slave who fulfils the right he owes Allah and the right of his masters ................................... 208
239. Chapter: The excellence of worship in times of violent turbulence, which is confusion, civil strife and the like ...................... 209
241. Chapter: the excellence of knowledge ....................................................................................................................................... 210
242. Chapter: On the excellence of praise and thankfulness ............................................................................................................. 212
243. Chapter: On the prayer on the Messenger of Allah .................................................................................................................... 212
244. Chapter: On the excellence of dhikr and encouraging it ............................................................................................................ 213
245. Chapter: On remembering Allah Almighty standing, sitting and lying down, and while in a state of major impurity, minor
impurity and while menstruating - except for the Qur'an which is not lawful for someone in a state of major impurity or
menstruating ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 218
246. Chapter: What one says when going to sleep and waking up .................................................................................................... 218
247. Chapter: on the excellence of circles of dhikr, and the recommendation to join them and the prohibition against parting from
them without excuse .......................................................................................................................................................................... 218
248. Chapter: On dhikr morning and evening .................................................................................................................................... 219
249. Chapter: On what to say when going to sleep ............................................................................................................................ 220
250. Chapter: On the excellence of supplication ................................................................................................................................ 221
251. Chapter: on the excellence of supplication for those who are absent ....................................................................................... 224
252. Chapter: Various matters concerning supplication .................................................................................................................... 225
253. Chapter: The miracles of the friends of Allah and their excellence ............................................................................................ 225
254. Chapter: The prohibition against backbiting and the command to guard the tongue ............................................................... 228
255. Chapter: On the prohibition against listening to backbiting. The command that someone who hears backbiting should refute
it or object to it being said. If he is unable to do that or the speaker does not accept his objection, then he should leave that
gathering if he can. ............................................................................................................................................................................. 230
256. Chapter: On what is permitted in talking about people ............................................................................................................. 231
257. Chapter: On the prohibition against slander, which is carrying tales between people in order to create trouble ................... 233
258. Chapter: On the prohibition against carrying tales and things that people have said to those in authority if there is no need for
that, for instance, fear of corruption, etc. .......................................................................................................................................... 233
259. Chapter: on the censure of being two-faced .............................................................................................................................. 233
260. Chapter: On the prohibition against lying................................................................................................................................... 234
261. Chapter: On the clarification of what lying is permitted ............................................................................................................ 236
262. Chapter: On the encouragement to verify what one says and relates ....................................................................................... 236
263. Chapter: On the clarification of the severe prohibition against giving false witness ................................................................. 236
264. Chapter: On the prohibition against cursing a man or an animal............................................................................................... 237
265. Chapter: On the permission to curse some of those who rebel against Allah without specifying them ................................... 237
266. Chapter: On the prohibition against abusing a Muslim without cause ...................................................................................... 238
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