Gardens of the Righteous - Riyaad As-Saaliheen - Al Imaam An-Nawawee
Title: Riyadh us Saleheen
Author: Al Imam Al Nawawi
Publisher: Dar Al-Kotob Al-ilmiyah
Binding: Hardback, 317 pages (Arabic-English Text)
Every compilation of prophetic tradition has distinguishing characteristics. As fot Riyaad As Saaliheen, it does not contain statements of legal nature, nor is it extensive. Nevertheless, it is comprehensive, and it derives from the six books which is an added virtue. In fact, the path to paradise lies within Riyaad As Saaliheen, thus it is read by many on a consistent basis.
Aboo Mas'ood 'Uqba Bin al Ansaree al Badree has said : the messenger of Allaah (may Allaah send salutations upon him) has said : (if one helps another do good, both are rewarded similarly). Narrated by Muslim. Consequently, Riyaad As Saaliheen should be read unto others as frequently as possible, and success lies with Allaah.