About the Text
The text, translated as ‘The Gardens of the Righteous’, is a two-volume collection of 1,905 hadiths compiled by the renowned jurist and hadith scholar Imam Nawawi. Unlike many compilations of hadith, the book does not focus on Islamic law, but rather on the ethics and moral teachings of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him.
About the Author
Abu Zakariyya Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi, better known simply as Imam Nawawi, was a prominent 7th century (AH) Shafi’i scholar and prolific author. Born just outside of Damascus in the small town of Nawa, he was revered during his lifetime for his piety and commitment to Islamic knowledge and granted the epithet of ‘Reviver of the Religion’ (Muhiyuddin). He authored many influential books, including one of the greatest commentaries of Sahih Muslim and the well-known ‘Forty Hadith of Imam Nawawi’ (Al-Arba’in al-Nawawi)