By: Yahyaa Ibn Sharaf An-Nawawee

Islambasics Library: Riyad Us-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous)

Sincerity and Significance of Intentions and all Actions, Apparent and Hidden
Patience and Perseverance
Firm Belief and Perfect Reliance on Allah
Uprightness and Steadfastness
Pondering over the Great Creation of Allah, The passing away of Life of the World, the Horrors of the Day of Requital and Laxity of One's Nafs
Hastening to do Good Deeds
The Struggle (in the Cause of Allah)
Urging towards increasing Good Actions in later part of Life
Numerous ways of doing Good
Moderation in Worship
The Righteous conduct on Regular base
Observing the Sunnah and the manners of its obedience
Obedience to the command of Allah is an obligatory duty
Prohibition of heresies in religion
Heretics doing desirable or undesirable deeds
Calling to right guidance and forbidding depravity
Assistance towards righteousness and piety
Giving Counsel
Enjoining Good and forbidding Evil
Chastisement for one who enjoins good and forbids evil but acts otherwise
Discharging the Trusts
Unlawfulness of Oppression and Restoring Others Rights
Reverence towards the Sanctity of the Muslims
Covering Faults of the Muslims
Fulfillment of the needs of the Muslims
Making Peace among People
Superiority of Poor, Weak and unrenowned Muslims
Benevolent Treatment towards Orphans, Girls, the Weak, the Poor and the Humble Persons
Recommendations with regard to Women
Husband's rights concerning his Wife
Sustentation of the Members of the Family
Spending favorite things for Allah's sake
Urging one's kith and kin to Obey Allah and refrain from evils
Rights of Neighbors
Kind Treatment towards Parents and establishment of the ties of Blood Relationship
Prohibition of Disobeying Parents and severance of Relations
Excellence in doing Good to the Friends of Parents and other Relatives
Showing reverence to the Family of Allah's Messenger (pbuh)
Revering the Scholars and Elders, Preferring them to others and raising their Status
Visiting the Pious Persons, loving them and adoption of their company
Excellence and Etiquette of Sincere love for the sake of Allah
Signs of Allah's love for His slaves and the efforts for its Achievement
Warning against persecution of the Pious, the Weak and the Indigent
Making Judgment of people keeping in view their evident actions and leaving their hidden Actions to Allah (swt)
Fear (of Allah)
Hope in Allah's Mercy
Excellence of Good Hopes
Combining Hope and Fear (of Allah)
Excellence of Weeping out of Fear from Allah (swt)
Excellence of Leading an Ascetic Life, and Virtues of Simple Life
Excellence of Simple Living and being Content with Little
Contentment and Self-esteem and avoidance of unnecessary begging of People
Permissibility of Assistance without Greed
Encouraging Livelihood by (working with) Hands and Abstaining from Begging
Excellence of Generosity and Spending in a Good cause with Reliance on Allah
Prohibition of Miserliness
Selflessness and Sympathy
Competition in matters of the Hereafter
Excellence of a Grateful Rich Man
Remembrance of Death and Restraint of Wishes
Desirability of visiting the Graves for men, and that they should say
Abomination of longing for Death
Leading an Abstemious Life and refraining from the Doubtful
Desirability of Seclusion at times of corruption committed by the people of the World
Excellence of mixing with People and attending their social activities
Modesty and Courtesy towards the Believers
Condemnation of Pride and Self-Conceit
Good Conduct
Clemency, Tolerance and Gentleness
Forgiveness of the Ignorant
Endurance of Afflictions
Indignation against the Transgression of Divine Laws
Obligation of Rulers to show Kindness to their Subjects
The Just Ruler
Obligation of Obedience to the Ruler in what is Lawful and Prohibition of Obeying them in what is Unlawful
Undesirability of Aspiring for Office
Appointment of Pious Governors, Advisors and Judges
Prohibition of Appointing an Aspirant Person to a Public Office of Authority
Exaltation of Modesty
Secrecy of Private Matters (Guarding Secrets)
Fulfillment of Promises
Safeguarding and Perpetuating Good Habits
Excellence of meeting with a smiling Countenance and Politeness in Speech
Clarity of Discourse
Listening Attentively
Brevity in Preaching
Dignity and Tranquility
Excellence of Walking Solemnly (Towards the Mosque) to perform As-Salat (The Prayer) and other Religious Duties
Honoring the Guest
Excellence of Conveying Glad Tidings and Congratulations
Bidding Farewell and Advising on the Eve of Departure for a Journey or other Things
Istikhara (Seeking Guidance from Allah), and Consultation
Excellence of Adopting Different Routes for going and returning on 'Eid Prayer and various other Occasions
Excellence of using the right Hand for Performing various good Acts
Mentioning Bismillah before and saying Al-Hamdulillah after Eating
Prohibition of Criticizing Food
Response to an Invitation extended to a Man observing Saum (Fasting)
What should one say to the Host if an uninvited Person is accompanied with an invited Person
Eating from what is in front of One
Prohibition of Eating two Date-fruits Simultaneously
What should a Person say or do when he Eats but is not Satisfied
Eating from the Side of the Vessel
Undesirability of Eating in a Reclining Posture
Excellence of Eating with three Fingers and Licking them
Merit of Sharing Food
Etiquette of Drinking Water
Undesirability of Drinking directly from the mouth of a Water-Skin
Undesirability of blowing into the Vessel while Drinking
Permission to Drink while in a standing Posture
Excellence of Cupbearer drinking Last
Permissibility of drinking water from clean Vessels of all types except Gold and Silver ones
Excellence of wearing white clothes and the permissibility of wearing red, green, yellow and black clothes made from Cotton, Linen but not Silk
Excellence of Qamees
Description of the length of Qamees and the Sleeves, the end of the Turban, the Prohibition of wearing long Garments out of Pride and the undesirability of wearing them without Pride
Excellence of giving up Elegant Clothes for Humility
Excellence of Adopting Moderation in Dress
Prohibition of wearing Silk for men and its permissibility for Women
Lawfulness to wear Silk in case one is suffering from an Itch
Prohibition of using the skin of the Leopard
Supplication at the time of wearing new Dress or Shoes
Excellence of Starting from the right side first while wearing a Dress (or a pair of Shoes)
What is to be said at the time of Sleeping
Manners of Lying down on one's back and placing one leg upon the Other
Etiquette of Attending company and sitting with Companions
Visions in Dream and matters relating to them
Excellence of Promoting Greetings
Words to be used for offering Greetings
Etiquette of offering Greetings
Excellence of Greeting the Acquaintance Repeatedly
Excellence of Greeting at the time of entry into the House
Greeting the Children
Greeting one's Wife and other Women
Greeting the non-Muslims and Prohibition of taking an Initiative
Excellence of Greeting on Arrival and Departure
Seeking Permission to enter (somebody's House) and Manners relating to it
Seeking Permission to enter by telling one's Name
Saying 'Al-Hamdulillah' on Sneezing, its reply and Manners relating to Sneezing and Yawning
Excellence of Hand shaking at the time of Meeting
Following the Funeral, and Matters relating to Illness and Death
Supplication for the Sick
Recommendation of Inquiring the Family Members of the Patient about his Condition
Supplication when one is disappointed about his Life
Instructing the Patient's family to be kind to him - Consoling the Patients and showing kindness to one Facing Death Sentence
Permissibility of expressing feelings of agony in Serious Illness
Helping a dying Person to Pronounce 'La Ilaha Illahllah'
Supplication to be made soon after a Person's Death
Good Words to be Uttered before a dying Person and his Family
The Ruling of crying and wailing over a Dead Person
Prohibition of Disclosing the Physical defects of the Deceased
Participation in Funeral Prayer and Procession and the dislike of Women Participating in the Funeral Procession
Excellence of Participation in Funeral Prayers in Large Numbers and Formation of Three Rows or More
Supplications in Funeral Prayers
Haste in Burial
About Speedy Repayment of the Debts of a Deceased Person and Preparation of Burial
Admonition beside the Grave
Supplication for the Deceased after his Burial
Charity on behalf of the Deceased and Praying for him
Praising the Deceased
Superiority of one who is Bereaved of his Infants
Weeping while Passing by the Graves of the Infidals
The Desirability of setting on a Journey on Thursday in the Early part of the Day
The Desirability of undertaking a Journey in a Group and appointing a Leader
Etiquette of Staying, Riding, Encamping at night and sleeping during the Journey and other matters relating to the Journey
Helping a Companion
Supplication at the time of Riding
Glorification of Allah by a Traveler while Ascending and Descending
Desirability of Supplications during the Journey
Supplication if one Fears (Harm)
Supplication on Alighting at a Halt
Desirability of returning Home soon after the Accomplishment of a Task
Desirability of returning Home by Day
Supplication at the time of returning Home and on seeing one's Hometown
Desirability of Entering the Mosque near one's Home upon returning from a Journey for offering two Rak'ah Prayer
Prohibiting Woman from Traveling Alone
The Excellence of Reciting the Qur'an
Warning against forgetting the Qur'an
The Merit of Recitation of the Noble Qur'an in a Pleasant Voice
Inducement towards the Recitation of some Special verses and Surah of the Noble Qur'an
Desirability of Assembling for the Recitation of the Noble Qur'an
The Merits of Ablutions (Wudu')
The Excellence of Adhan
The Excellence of As-Salat (The Prayer)
Excellence of the Morning (Fajr) and 'Asr Prayers
The Excellence of Proceeding towards the Mosque Walking
The Excellence of waiting for As-Salat (The Prayer)
The Excellence of Performing Salat (Prayers) in Congregation
Urging to Observe 'Isha' and Fajr Prayers in Congregation
Strict Orders for Observance of Obligatory Salat
The Excellence of Standing in the First Row (In Salat)
The Excellence of Optional Prayers (Sunnah Mu'akkadah) along with the Obligatory Prayers
Emphasis on Performing two Rak'ah Sunnah before Dawn (Fajr) Prayer
Briefness to be Adopted in Performing the two Rak'ah Sunnah before Fajr Prayer, their time and the Surah to recite in them
Desirability of Lying down on one's right side after the Sunnah of Fajr Prayer
Sunnah of Zuhr Prayer
Sunnah of the 'Asr Prayer
Sunnah of the Maghrib Prayer
Sunnah of the 'Isha' Prayer
Sunnah of Friday Prayer
Desirability of offering Nawfil (Voluntary or Optional) Prayers at Home
Witr Prayer, its Time and Ruling
Merit of the (Optional) Duha (Forenoon) Prayer
Time for the Duha (Forenoon Optional) Prayer
Inducement to Perform Tahiyyat-ul-Masjid (Upon Entering the Mosque)
The Excellence of Performing two Rak'ah of Voluntary Prayer after Ablution
The Excellence of Friday Prayer
The Desirability of Prostrating out of Gratitude
Excellence of Standing in Prayer at Night
The Excellence of Optional (Tawawih) Prayer during Ramadan
The Superiority of Lailat-ul-Qadr (the Night of Decree)
The Excellence of using Miswak (Tooth-Stick)
The Excellence and Obligation of the Payment of Zakat
The Excellence of Observing Saum (Fasts) during Ramadan
The Excellence of Spending out Charity during Ramadan
The Prohibition of Observing Saum (Fasting) after the Middle of Sha'ban
Supplication at the Sight of the Crescent (At the outset of Every Lunar Month)
Merit of Suhur (Predawn meal in Ramadan) and the Excellence of Delaying having it till before Dawn
The Superiority of Hastening to Break the Fast, and the supplication to say upon Breaking it
Safeguarding As-Saum (The Fast)
Matters relating to As-Saum (Fasting)
The Excellence of Observing Saum (Fasting) in the months of Muharram and Sha'ban and the Secred Months
The Excellence of As-Saum (The Fast) during the first ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah
The Excellence of Observing Saum on the Day of 'Arafah, 'Ashura' and Tasu'a (i.e., 9th of Muharram)
The Desirability of Fasting six Days in the Month of Shawwal
The Desirability of Observing Saum (Fasting) on Monday and Thursday
The Desirability of Observing Three Days of Fasting in Every Month
The Merit of Providing something to the Person Observing Saum (Fasting) for breaking the Fast
I`tikaf (Seclusion in the Mosque) in the Month of Ramadan
The Obligation of Hajj (Pilgrimage) and its Excellence
Obligation of Jihad
Martyrdom without Fighting
The Merit of Emancipation of Slaves
The Excellence of Kind Attitude towards Slaves
The Merit of the Dutiful Slave
The Excellence of Worship in the time of Tribulations
Excellence of Fair Bargaining and Matters Relation to it
Virtues of Knowledge which is Learnt and Taught for the sake of Allah
The Obligation of Gratitude
The Obligation of Supplicating Allah to Exalt His Mention and its Excellence, and its Manner
The Excellence of the Remembrance of Allah
Remembrance of Allah in all Conditions
Supplication at the time of going to Bed and Waking up
The Excellence of Gathering in which Allah is Remembered
Remembrance of Allah in the Morning and in the Evening
Supplication before going to Bed
Issues regarding Supplications, their Virtues and Supplications of the Prophet (pbuh)
The Excellence of Supplicating in one's Absence
Some Verdicts Pertaining to Supplications
Superiority of Auliya' and their Marvels
The Prohibition of Backbiting and the Commandment of Guarding one's Tongue
Prohibition of Listening to Backbiting
Some cases where it is permissible to Backbite
Prohibition of Calumny
Prohibition of Carrying tales of the Officers
Condemnation of Double-faced People
Condemnation and Prohibition of Falsehood
Falsehood that is Permissible
Ascertainment of what one Hears and Narrates
Prohibition of Giving False Testimony
Prohibition of Cursing one Particular Man or Animal
Justification of Cursing the Wrongdoers without Specifying one of them
Prohibition of Reviling a Muslim without any cause
Prohibition of Abusing the Deceased without a valid Legal reason approved by Shari'ah
Prohibition of Maligning
Prohibition of Nursing Rancor and Enmity
Prohibition of Envy
Prohibition of Spying on Muslims and to be Inquisitive about Others
Prohibition of Suspicion
Prohibition of Despising Muslims
Prohibition of Rejoicing over another's Trouble
Prohibition of Deriding one's Lineage
Prohibition of Deceiving others
Prohibition of the Treachery and Breaking one's Covenant
Prohibition of Recounting of Favors
Prohibition of Arrogance and Oppression
Prohibition of Breaking ties and Relationships
Prohibition of two Holding Secret Counsel to the Exclusion of Conversing together a Third
Prohibition of Cruelty
Prohibition of Chastisement with Fire
Prohibition of Procrastinating by a Rich Person to Fulfill his Obligation
Undesirability of giving a Gift and then ask back for it
Prohibition of devouring the Property of an Orphan
Prohibition of taking Ar-Riba (The Usury)
Prohibition of Show-off
Things not to be Considered as Showing off
Prohibition of gazing at women and Beardless Handsome Boys except in Exigency
Prohibition of Meeting a non-Mahram Woman in Seclusion
Prohibition for Men and Women apeing one another
Prohibition of following the Manners of Satan and Disbelievers
Forbidding to Dye Hair Black
On Prohibition of Shaving a part of Head
Prohibition of Wearing False Hair, Tattooing and Filling of Teeth
Prohibition of Plucking Grey Hairs
Prohibition of using the right hand for cleaning after toilet without a valid reason
Undesirability of Wearing one Shoe or Sock
Prohibition of Leaving the Fire Burning
Prohibition of putting oneself to Undue Hardship
Prohibition of Bewailing the Deceased
Prohibition of Consultation with Soothsayers
Forbiddance of Believing in Ill Omens
Prohibition of Drawing Portraits
Prohibition of Keeping a Dog except as a Watchdog or Hunting Dog
Undesirability of Hanging Bells round the Necks of Animals
Undesirability of Riding a Camel which eats Animals' waste
Prohibition of Spitting in the Mosque
Undesirability of Quarrelling or Raising voices in the Mosque
Undesirability of Entering the Mosque after Eating raw Onion or Garlic
Undesirability of Sitting with Erected Legs during Friday Sermon
Prohibition of having a Hair cut or paring one's nail during the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah for one who intends to Sacrifice an Animal
Prohibition of Swearing in the name of anything besides Allah
Illegality of Swearing Falsely
Desirability of Expiating the Oath taken by a Person who afterwards Breaks it for a better Alternative
Expiation of Oaths
Abomination of Swearing in Transaction
About Begging in the Name of Allah
Prohibition of Addressing somebody as 'The King of Kings'
Prohibition of Conferring a Title of Honor upon a Sinner, a Hypocrite, and the Like
Undesirability of Reviling Fever
Prohibition of Reviling the Wind
Undesirability of Reviling the Rooster
Prohibition of Attributing Rain to the Stars
Prohibition of Calling a Muslim an Infidel
Prohibition of Obscenity
Undesirability of Pretentiousness and Exaggeration during Conversation
Abomination of Self-Condemnation
Undesirability of Calling Grapes 'Al-Karm'
Prohibition of Describing the Charms of a Woman to a man without a valid reason approved by the Shari'ah
Abomination of saying: "Forgive me if you wish, O Allah!"
Abomination of saying: "What Allah Wills and so-and-so Wills"
Abomination of Holding Conversation after 'Isha' (Night) Prayer
Prohibition of Refusal by a Woman when her Husband calls her to his Bed
Prohibition of Observing an Optional Saum (Fast) by a Woman without the Permission of her Husband
Prohibition of raising one's Head before the Imam
Prohibition of Placing the hands on the sides during As-Salat (The Prayer)
Abomination of Joining As-Salat (The Prayer) when the Food is ready or when one is in desperate need to answer the call of Nature
Prohibition of raising one's Eyes towards the sky during As-Salat (The Prayer)
Undesirability of Glancing in one Direction of the other during Prayer
Prohibition of facing the Graves during Salat (Prayer)
Prohibition of passing in front of a Worshipper while he is offering Salat (Prayer)
Undesirability of offering optional Prayer after the announcement of Iqamah
Abomination of Selecting Friday for Fasting
Prohibition of Extending Fast beyond one Day
Prohibition of Sitting on the Graves
Prohibition of Plastering and Building over the Graves
Prohibition for a Slave to run away from his Master
Undesirability of Intercession in Hudud
Prohibition of Relieving Nature on the Paths
Prohibition of Urinating into Stagnant Water
Prohibition of giving preference to Children over one another in giving Gifts, etc.
Prohibition of Mourning beyond Three Days (For Women)
Prohibition of Malpractices in Commerce
Prohibition of Squandering Wealth
Prohibition of Pointing with a Weapon at another Brother in Faith
Undesirability of Leaving the Mosque without offering Salat (Prayer) after the Adhan has been Proclaimed
Undesirability of Rejecting the Gift of Perfume
Undesirability of Praising a Person in his Presence
Undesirability of departing from or coming to a Place stricken by a Epidemic
Prohibition of Magic
Prohibition of Carrying the Qur'an into the Land of Enemy
Prohibition of using Utensils made of Gold and Silver
Prohibition of Wearing Saffron-Colored Dress
Prohibition of observing silence from Dawn till Night
Prohibition of attributing wrong Fatherhood
Prohibition of doing that which Allah and His Messenger have Prohibited
Expiation for the violation of Commandments of Allah
Ahadith about Dajjal and Portents of the Hour
Seeking Forgiveness
Some of the Bounties which Allah has prepared for the Believers in Paradise

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