The Book Of Remembrances [Kitab al-Adhkar] - By Imam Yahya ibn Sharaf an-Nawawi
Kitab al-Adhkar is the definitive compilation of words of remembrance and glorification of (dhikr), and
supplicatory prayer to (du'a), the Lord of the Universe, as related from His final
Emissary, the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless and exalt him).
Dhikr and du'a
lie at the very heart of the din, the relationship between creature and
Creator. As part of the Sunna or Prophetic Way, they are a divinely appointed
means of approaching Allah Most High for all our needs, and of making use of all
the moments of daily life to strengthen our tawhid, the existential and cognitive
Unity that is the hallmark of Muslim spirituality. Also covered are the vital
principles of speaking only what is good and avoiding the sins of the tongue.
author, Muhy al-Din Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi (631-676/123-1277) devoted his
entire life to the pursuit of sacred knowledge. He is revered throughout the
Sunni world as one of its greatest authorities. Among his most famous writings
are the Arba'in, a collection of forty Hadiths; a commentary on the Sahih of
Imam Muslim; and Kitab al-Adhkar.
Designed as a reference guide and a source of inspiration,
this volume presents a clear and elegant
English translation of Imam al-Nawawis classic, together with the text of every
single prayer and invocation, both in Arabic letters and in romanisation. Also included are all
the authors statements about those Hadiths which he related personally from
his own teachers, and his guidance on the correct spelling and meanings of rare
words and names. Finally, al-Nawawis comments on the sources of Hadiths are
supplemented by further scholarly notes.
Revised and edited by Muhammad Isa Waley
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