Riyadus-Saliheen (2 Vol. Set)

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Islam is distinguished from other religions only because its teachings are from Allah and they have not been altered till this day. The word “Islam” comes from “security”. There is security in every aspect of it. Security in life and the hereafter. All the religions other than Islam, no matter how good they look, have no value in the sight of Allah.

The teachings of Islam are so comprehensive and universal that from the very beginning till today, the people of every color, creed and society are eager to accept its teachings without any force and doubt. 

Islamic teachings are so beautiful, comprehensive and simple, yet there is a huge gap in its public dissemination. People want to learn and read about Islam, but they are afraid of big books and commentaries on hadiths. They prefer to refer to a single comprehensive resource. It’s a shame that our forefathers have made such efforts for their people but the next generation is completely unaware of it.

Allah’s style and method is that He chooses from among His slaves the best of the scholars and gives them the special mission of conveying the Prophet’s ﷺ Sunnah. He makes them a means of preserving it.

It is by His grace to this Ummah (Muslim nation) that Allah has preserved its religion; to Him be praise for the greatness of His blessings. First and foremost among these upright scholars are the noble Companions (Sahabah), who learned the Revelation from the lips of the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم and they learned his Sunnah directly from him without any intermediary; then they conveyed it in a precise and accurate manner to those who came after them to the Followers (Tabi’een). Then the Tabi’een transmitted it to those who came after them, until there came the time of documentation, when the Imams of hadiths compiled the books known as Jawami`, Masanid and Sunans, out of keenness to preserve the narrations of the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم .They did not omit anything that had been transmitted from the Prophet ﷺ but they recorded it, paying a great deal of attention to finding out about the narrators of the hadith, so as to distinguish and highlight those Hadith that had been narrated with Sahih isnads (sound chains of narrators).

Is it possible for us to see the Paradise that Allah has promised to the believers in this world as well?

Yes! It is very possible. but how? The answer is that Islam is a religion that teaches human beings the introduction of their Creator as well as the rules and regulations of mutual society. There is no doubt that all the teachings of the system like humanism, communism, socialism, etc, that have been implemented in this world revolve around the teachings of revelation sent down by Allah.

No other individual or religion can provide such a wholesome system. Creating a system that accepts the temperament of all human beings without any difficulty is not a matter for anyone other than Allah alone.

Therefore, the etiquette, morality, insight, living style, economy, government, state, rights of Allah and rights of people that Islam provides to a society are only the rules and regulations made by Allah. For this reason, all the systems of Islam are extremely useful for all ages and all kinds of human beings. Adopting them is the key to success in this world and the hereafter. Along with every Quranic verse and Hadith, there is a comprehensive note which explains the meaning of them in short.

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What is the Islamic system of society, the rights of Allah and the rights of people on the basis of which a human society looks like paradise? To know this subject, the greatest benefactor of this ummah, Imam Nawawi رحمه الله wrote a book entitled رياض الصالحين (Riyad us saliheen) which covers all these topics. Darussalam has published this book in many languages and is also one of our best selling books.

The list of the major topics which the book contains are:

جلد اول
روزمرہ کی زندگی کے بارے میں –
ادب و اخلاق کا بیان –
کھانے پینے سے متعلق آداب و احکام –
لباس سے متعلق آداب و احکام –
سونے، لیٹںے، بیٹھنے، مجلس، ہم نشین، اور خواب کے آداب واحکام –

جلد دوم

سلام سے متعلق احکام و مسائل –
عیادت مریض سے متعلق احکام و مسائل –
سفر کے آداب کا بیان –
فضیلتوں کا بیان –
اعتکاف سے متعلق احکام و مسائل –
حج کے فضائل و مسائل –
جہاد سے متعلق آداب و احکام –
علم کی فضیلت واہمیت –
اللہ کی حمد و شکر کا بیان –
رسول اللہ ﷺ پر درود پڑھنے کا بیان –
ذکر و اذکار کا بیان –
دعاؤں کے احکام و آداب –
اللہ کے منع کردہ کاموں کا بیان –
متفرق حدیثوں اور دلچسپ اخبار و واقعات کا بیان –
توبہ و استغفار کا بیان –

The author of this book is a very renowned Syrian Imam Yahya bin Sharf, an-Nawawi رحمه الله who was born in 631 AH and died in 676 AH. He is known as one of the best imams of the 7th century of hijra (7th AH). He was the pupil of many great scholars such as Ishaaq ibn Ahmad al Maghrabi Al-Maqsadsi, Abdurrahman al-Anbari and Abdul Aziz al-Ansari. He is the best interpreter of the famous hadith book Sahih Muslim. This interpretation is the best commentry on Sahih Muslim. Riyadus-Saliheen, Al-Minhaaj bi Sharh Sahih Muslim, Al-Majmoo Sharh Al-Muhadhdhab, Minhaaj Al-Taalibeen, Tahdhib Al-Asma wal-Lughat, Taqrib Al-Taisir, Fourty Hadiths, Sharh Sunan Abi Dawood, Sharh Sahih Bukhari, Mukhtasar Al-Tirmidhi and Tabqat Ash-Shafiyah are the best works of his life.

Here are some extracts that may be helpful to know the characteristics of the book:

riyad us salheen

Extract: 01

باب الورع وترك الشبهات باب: 68۔ پرہیز گاری اختیار کرنے اور شبہ والی چیزوں کو چھوڑ دینے کا بیان

قال اللہ تعالیٰ: وَتَحۡسَبُونَهُۥ هَیِّنࣰا وَهُوَ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ عَظِیمࣱ [النور: 15]

اللہ تعالیٰ نے فرمایا: ’’ اور تم اس بات کو ہلکا سمجھتے ہو حالانکہ وہ اللہ کے ہاں بہت بڑی بات ہے۔‘‘

وقال تعالیٰ: إِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَبِٱلۡمِرۡصَادِ [الفجر: 14]

نیز فرمایا: ’’یقینا تیرا رب گھات میں ہے (یعنی تمھارے عملوں کو دیکھ رہا ہے)۔‘‘

فائدۂ آیات: پہلی آیت میں حضرت عائشہ رضی اللہ عنھا پر تہمت لگانے کے ضمن میں نازل ہوئی تھی۔ جس میں مسلمانوں کو ان کی اس کوتاہی پر زجر وتوبیخ کی گئی جو اس تہمت کے بارے میں ان سے ہوئی کہ انھوں نے اسے زیادہ اہم نہیں سمجھا۔ اللہ نے فرمایا: ہمارے پیغمبر کی زوجۂ مطہرہ کی عزت و آبرو پر تہمت کوئی چھوٹی بات نہیں بلکہ جرم و گناہ کے اعتبار سے یہ بہت بڑی بات ہے۔۔۔۔۔

Extract: 02

[675] عن أبي ذر رضي الله عنه يا أبا ذَرٍّ، إنِّي أراكَ ضَعِيفًا، وإنِّي أُحِبُّ لكَ ما أُحِبُّ لِنَفْسِي، لا تَأَمَّرَنَّ على اثْنَيْنِ، ولا تَوَلَّيَنَّ مالَ يَتِيمٍ. رواه مسلم.

[675] حضرت ابو ذر رضی اللہ عنہ سے روایت ہے، رسول اللہ ﷺ نے فرمایا: ’’اے ابو ذر! میں تجھے کمزور دیکھتا ہوں اور میں تیرے لیے وہی پسند کرتا ہوں جو میں اپنے لیے پسند کرتا ہوں، (اس لیے تیرے لیے میری نصیحت یہ ہے کہ) تو دو آدمیوں پر بھی حاکم نہ بننا اور نہ کسی یتیم کے مال کا نگران بننا۔‘‘ (مسلم)

Extract: 03

[1887] وعن أبي سعيد الخدري رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم: إنَّ في الجَنَّةِ لَشَجَرَةً، يَسِيرُ الرّاكِبُ الجَوادَ المُضَمَّرَ السَّرِيعَ مِئَةَ عامٍ ما يَقْطَعُها ، متفق علیه.

[1886] حضرت ابو سعید خدری رضی اللہ عنہ سے روایت ہے کہ نبیٔ اکرم ﷺ نے فرمایا: ’’ جنت میں ایک درخت ایسا ہے کہ اگر تضمیر شدہ، تیز رفتار گھوڑے کا سوار بھی اس کے نیچے سو سال چلے، تب بھی اسے طے نہیں کر سکے گا۔ (بخاری و مسلم)

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