topics from riyad al-salihin of imam nawawi

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  1. abu Hasan

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    i quickly listed this from the contents page of riyad al-salihin; and this is only the first section.

    1. Tawbah

    2. Sabr

    3. Sidq

    4. Muraqabah

    5. Taqwa

    6. Yaqin/Tawakkul

    7. Istiqamah

    8. Tafakkur

    9. Hastening to do good deeds

    10. Striving and Diligence in good deeds

    11. Doing more good deeds in advanced years

    12. Being moderate

    13. To be cautious and careful about one’s deeds

    14. Safeguarding one’s tongue

    15. Obedience to and accepting the commandments of Allāh

    16. Prohibition from Bid’ah and Innovations

    17. About those who formulate new ways compatible with sunnah (sanna sunnatan hasanah)

    18. To guide others towards good deeds

    19. To help each other in good deeds (ta’awun ála’l birr wa’t taqwa)

    20. To give good counsel

    21. To enjoin the good and forbid from evil (amr bi’l ma’ruf wa’n nahy ani’l munkar)

    22. To fulfill and repay trust (ada al-amanah)

    23. Prohibition of oppression and on combating oppression

    24. To respect the honour and rights of other Muslims

    25. To hide the shortcomings and flaws of other Muslims and that it is forbidden to advertise them

    26. To fulfill needs of Muslims and be of help to them, aid them.

    27. To intercede on another Muslim’s behalf

    28. To reconcile differences and resolve disputes among people

    29. The superiority of weak and poor Muslims

    30. To be kind towards orphans and other weak, dispossessed folk and people in misery; to be generous and aid them, to be compassionate with them and to deal with them in humility

    31. Being kind and considerate with women

    32. The rights of a husband upon his wife

    33. On spending and fulfilling the needs of one’s family

    34. On spending that which is dear to oneself

    35. To teach one’s family about being dutiful to Allāh

    36. The rights of neighbours

    37. The rights of parents and duty of children towards them

    38. That it is forbidden to disobey and hurt one’s parents, or sever relationships (parents or their relatives)

    39. To be kind and good to relatives and friends of one’s parents and parents of spouses

    40. To honour the noble household – the blessed family of RasūlAllāh şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam.

    41. To respect scholars and elders

    42. To visit pious and righteous folk; to love them, be in their company and seek their prayers

    43. On the virtue of loving Allāh táālā

    44. Signs that one loves Allāh taalaa

    45. On the danger of hurting pious people or weak and poor folk; warning against it

    46. About rulings - to base it on the outward concerning others; leaving their intentions and hidden aspects to Allāh (we rule on what is observed, hidden aspects and intentions are not our business)

    47. To fear Allāh táālā

    48. To hope from Allāh taalaa

    49. The virtue and goodness of hope in Allāh táālā

    50. How should one balance between fear and hope

    51. To weep in the fear of Allāh táālā and longing to meet the Creator (shawq)

    52. To be abstemious (zuhd) in this world and frugality; the superiority of poverty

    53. Concerning hunger and spartan living

    54. On the desires of the nafs and on forsaking temptation

    55. Contentment and being moderate in living and spending; and on not asking others

    56. The permissibility of accepting something when given without one’s asking

    57. On graciousness, generosity, spending freely in good causes

    58. On the prohibition of being stingy; condemnation of miserliness and greed

    59. To be magnanimous and give precedence to others upon oneself (yithar)

    60. To be enthusiastic in doing deeds for the hereafter

    61. On the superiority of a wealthy man who is thankful (ghaniy al-shakir)

    62. On death and keeping one’s hope few

    63. Visiting graves

    64. On the dislikeability of wishing for death when faced with adversity and affliction

    65. On being cautious and extremely careful in religious matters (war’a)

    66. On the goodness of withdrawing from public life (uzlah) in times of tribulation and when people are corrupt, or when one fears that he will fall in fitnah or commit a ĥarām

    67. On the goodness of meeting people and participating in the community when it is in the cause of doing good and forbidding evil and fulfilling needs of the community

    68. To be patient in the face of adversity

    69. To be humble and kind to other Muslims

    70. On the prohibition of pride and conceit

    71. On good character and being upright

    72. On suppressing anger, and being compassionate

    73. On forgiving others and ignoring the (trouble) from ignorant and uncultured folk

    74. To endure the hurt and harm caused by others

    75. To be angry when the sharīáh is violated, and to aid the religion of Allāh

    76. On rulers and their duty towards their subjects

    77. The just ruler

    78. On the obligation to obey rulers in things that do not violate the sharīáh

    79. That one should not seek positions of authority

    80. Encouraging rulers and authorities to appoint advisors go give good counsel

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