The Meadows of the Righteous

The Meadows of the Righteous, also referred to as The Gardens of the Righteous (Arabic: رياض الصالحين Riyadh as-Salihin),[1] is a compilation of verses from the Qur'an supplemented by the hadith narratives written by Al-Nawawi from Damascus (1233–1277). The hadith by al-Nawawī belongs to the category of canonical Arabic collections of Islamic morals, acts of worship, and manners, which are attributed to Muhammad by Muslim scholars but not found in the Quran.[2]


The Meadows of the Rigteous by Imam Nawawi contains a total of 1900 hadith divided across 344 chapters, many of which are introduced by verses of the Quran.[3]


The book is organized into sections each representing a subject matter such as listed hereafter:

  1. The Book of Miscellany
  2. The Book of Good Manners,
  3. The Book about the Etiquette of Eating
  4. The Book of Dress
  5. The Book of the Etiquette of Sleeping, Lying and Sitting..etc
  6. The Book of Greetings
  7. The Book of Visiting the Sick
  8. The Book of Etiquette of Travelling
  9. The Book of Virtues
  10. The Book of I'tikaf
  11. The Book of Hajj
  12. The Book of Jihad
  13. The Book of Knowledge
  14. The Book of Praise and Gratitude to Allah
  15. The Book of Supplicating Allah to Exalt the Mention of Allah's Messenger
  16. The Book of the Remembrance of Allah
  17. The Book of Du'a (Supplications)
  18. The Book of the Prohibited actions
  19. The Book of Miscellaneous ahadith of Significant Values
  20. The Book of (asking) Forgiveness

See also


  1. Al-Imam Abu Zakariya Yahya bin Sharaf An-Nawawi Ad-Dimashqi, Riyad as-Salihin : The Meadows of the Righteous.
  2. Paula Youngman Skreslet, Rebecca Skreslet, The Literature of Islam: A Guide to the Primary Sources in English Translation, p 42. ISBN 1461673143
  3. The Meadows of the Rigteous By Imam Nawawi. Translated By Ibrahim Ma'Rouf. Dar Al-Manarah (Egypt).

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