ABOUT AL-TIBYAN FI ADAB HAMALAT AL-QUR'AN:
An enduring classic work (composed by the illustrious Imam al-Nawawi) on the etiquette that a Muslim should have with regard to handling, teaching, studying, respecting, and reciting the Quran. The topics this volume raises include:
--- Ritual cleanliness,
--- Opportune times for recitation,
--- The etiquette that students have with their teachers (and that teachers must have with their students), and a variety of other issues that every Muslim should know and often ask about.
The present work was designed and written to explain to men and women how best to benefit from the Book of Allah. The blessing of the Quran is that whoever recites it as it should be recited is changed by it, and brought by imperceptible degrees to see why everything is the way it is. It is well known to everyone conversant with the Islamic disciplines that the learning of many things does not teach wisdom, and that traditional books do not reveal their secrets or bestow their benefits to those without the key to them. This key is adab, the “right way of doing things,” rendered in the title as “etiquette.”
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التبيان في آداب حملة القرآن
درَّةٌ تلمع في مكتبة الإمام النووي رحمه الله، وحسنة من جزيل حسناته التي تكاثرت ألسنة الحامدين بحمدها، وسطرٌ من سطور الأدب العملي خلَّدته بنانه في صحيفة خدمة كتاب ربنا عز وجل. تحدّث فيه عن أهلِ الله وخاصته من خلقه حملةِ كتابه سبحانه.
والواجب في حقِّنا لهم من إكرام وتبجيل؛ إذْ أدرجت النبوة بجنباتهم إلا أنهم لا يُوحى إليهم. ثم عرض لغاية الكتاب، ألا وهي خلْعُ بُرودِ الآداب والتأدب بين يدي القرآن العزيز، والتحلي برفيع الأخلاق الظاهرة والباطنة إجلالاً وتمجيداً.
ثم ذكر آداب الحافظ والقارئ، وآداب التلاوة. ثم إنه سرح في بيان أحكامها وتفصيل القول فيها، دون أن تمرَّ لطيفة من تلك اللواتي تُليِّنَّ الفؤاد إلا ويقيِّدُها ويفيد بها. والإمام لم يكتب « التبيان » لحافظ القرآن فحسب، بل هو لكل تالٍ للقرآن الكريم، ولكل مسلم أراد أن يتعرَّف مسالك الأدب مع هذا الكتاب العظيم. ثم ختم كتابه بسرد الآيات والسور المستحبة في أوقات وأحوال مخصوصة.
وهو في ذلك كله يحفِّز القارئ على كثرة التلاوة، والحافظ على المعاهدة والمدارسة على الدوام. وكان من نعيم دار المنهاج أن تحظى بخدمة « التبيان » خدمةً ترجو بها وجه الله الكريم. إذْ كان العمل في هذا الكتاب على نسخةٍ مقابلة على نسخة المصنف نفسه، وكانت العناية العلمية فيه منصبَّةً على كل نواحيه، ولا سيما تخريج وتحقيق الأقوال الفقهية التي ساقها المصنف في طيّات الكتاب.
هذا بالإضافة إلى تعليقات ذات بال موضحة للمقاصد، وحافلة بالفوائد، وعنونة الفقر المتناثرة، وضبط العويص، وتفسير الغريب. وكان لا بد من صناعة فهارس لأحاديثه وموضوعاته وفوائده؛ تيسيراً للباحثين والمستفدين. والعزيمة منعقدة على خدمة كتب هذا الإمام الجليل بما يليق بها بعون الله سبحانه وتعالى.
سائلين المولى وحسن الختام
ABOUT THIS PRINT:
This print is by the expert and the scholar of research Shaykh Muhammad al-Hajjar, who has printed several works of Imam Nawawi. It is by far the best print on the Tibyan out there. It contains allot of Shath or Ta'liq by al-Hajjar which serfs as a beneficial explanation on what Imam Nawawi said. It also contains allot of verified ahadith and statements found in the text.
ABOUT IMAM AL-NAWAWI:
He is Abu Zakaria Muhiy ad-Din Yahya Ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi, popularly known as al-Nawawi, an-Nawawi or Imam Nawawi (631–676 A.H./1234–1277), was an influential Sunni Shafi'i jurist and hadith scholar. He authored numerous and lengthy works ranging from hadith, to theology, biography, and jurisprudence. His complete name is Abu Zakaria Muhyidin Yahya ibn Sharaf ibn Marri ibn Hassan ibn Hussain ibn Muhammad ibn Juma ibn Hazm An-Nawawi. He was born at Nawa near Damascus, Syria.
Shaikh Yasin bin Yusuf Marakashi, says: "I saw Imam Nawawi at Nawa when he was a youth of ten years of age. Other boys of his age used to force him to play with them, but Imam Nawawi would always avoid the play and would remain busy with the recitation of the Noble Qur'an. When they tried to domineer and insisted on his joining their games, he bewailed and expressed his no concern over their foolish action. On observing his sagacity and profundity, a special love and affection developed in my heart for young Nawawi. I approached his teacher and urged him to take exceptional care of this lad as he was to become a great religious scholar. His teacher asked whether I was a soothsayer or an astrologer. I told him I am neither soothsayer nor an astrologer but Allah caused me to utter these words." His teacher conveyed this incident to Imam's father and he keeping in view the learning quest of his son, decided to dedicate the life of his son for the service and promotion of the cause of Islam.
Imam Nawawi joined Madrasah Rawahiyah which was affiliated with the Ummi University. Imam Nawawi says; "I studied in this institution for two years. During my stay in Madrasah Rawahiyah, I never had complete rest and lived on the limited food supplied by the institution." As a routine he used to sleep very little at night. When it became irresistible as a human being, he would lean and slumber for a while against the support of books. After a short duration he would again be hard at his scholastic pursuits. He studied in Damascus from the age of 18 and after making the pilgrimage in 1253 he settled there as a private scholar. From a young age he showed signs of great intelligence, and so his father paid for a good education. As a judge, he was much sought after for advice and adjudication of disputes.
His teachers were regarded as masters and authority of their subject field and disciplines they taught. Imam Nawawi studied Hadith, Islamic Jurisprudence, its principles, syntax and Etymology from great scholars of his time. Abu Ibrahim Ishaq bin Ahmad AI-Maghribi, Abu Muhammad Abdur-Rahman bin Ibrahim Al-Fazari, Radiyuddin Abu Ishaq Ibrahim bin Abu Hafs Umar bin Mudar Al-Mudari, Abu Ishaq Ibrahim bin Isa Al-Muradi, Abul-Baqa Khalid bin Yusuf An-Nablusi, Abul-Abbas Ahmad bin Salim Al-Misri, Abu Abdullah Al-Jiyani, Abul-Fath Umar bin Bandar, Abu Muhammad At-Tanukhi, Sharafuddin Abdul-Aziz bin Muhammad Al-Ansari, Abul-Faraj Abdur-Rahman bin Muhammad bin Ahmad Al-Maqdisi, Abul-Fada'il Sallar bin Al-Hasan Al Arbali.
His students likewise became renowned and well sought after, some of whom were; 'Ala Uddin ibn al-'Attar, Ibn Abbas Ahmad bin Ibrahim, Abul-Abbas Al-Ja'fari, Abul-Abbas Ahmad bin Farah, Rashid Ismail bin Mu'allim Al-Hanafi, Abu Abdullah Al-Hanbali, AbulAbbas Al-Wasti, Jamaluddin Sulaiman bin Omar Az-Zar'i, AbulFaraj Abdur-Rahman bin Muhammad bin Abdul-Hamid AlMaqdisi, Badr Muhammad bin Ibrahim, Shamsuddin Muhammad bin Abu Bakr, Ash-Shihab Muhammad bin Abdul-Khaliq, Hibatullah Al-Barizi, Abul-Hajjaj Yusuf bin Az-Zaki.
His written works as well as published works are so many that almost all of them have been warmly received by scholars and students alike. Some of his well known and celebrated works are;
--- Al Minhaj bi Sharh Sahih Muslim شرح صحيح مسلم, making use of others before him, and is considered one of the best commentaries on Sahih Muslim. It is available online.
--- Riyadh as-Salihin رياض الصالحين, is a collection of hadith on ethics, manners, conduct, and is very popular in the Muslim world today.
--- al-Majmu' sharh al-Muhadhdhab المجموع شرح المهذب, is a comprehensive manual of Islamic law according to the Shafi'i school.
--- Minhaj al-Talibin منهاج الطالبين وعمدة المفتين في فقه الإمام الشافعي, a classical manual on Islamic Law according to Shafi'i fiqh.
--- Tahdhib al-Asma wal-Lughat تهذيب الأسماء,
--- Taqrib al-Taisir التقريب والتيسير لمعرفة سنن البشير النذير, an introduction to the study of hadith, it is an extension of Ibn al-Salah's Muqaddimah, with Suyuti's commentary "Tadrib al-Rawi" it is most popular,
--- Forty Hadiths (al-arba'in al-nawawiyya) الأربعون النووية, collection of forty (actually forty-two) fundamental traditions, frequently published along with numerous commentaries.
--- Ma Tamas ilayhi hajat al-Qari li Sahih al-Bukhari ما تمس إليه حاجة القاري لصـحيح البـخاري,
--- Tahrir al-Tanbih تحرير التنبيه,
--- Kitab al-Adhkar الأذكار المنتخبة من كلام سيد الأبرار, is a collection of supplications of prophet Muhammad.
--- al-Tibyan fi adab Hamalat al-Quran التبيان في آداب حملة القرآن,
--- Adab al-fatwa wa al-Mufti wa al-Mustafti آداب الفتوى والمفتي والمستفتي,
--- al-Tarkhis fi al-Qiyam الترخيص بالقيام لذوي الفضل والمزية من أهل الإسلام,
--- Manasik متن الإيضاح في المناسك, on Hajj rituals.
--- Sharh Sunan Abu Da'ud; الإيجاز في شرح سنن أبي داود السَّجِستاني
--- Sharh Sahih al-Bukhari
--- Mukhtasar at-Tirmidhi
--- Tabaqat ash-Shafi'iyah
--- Rawdhat al-Talibeen
--- Bustan al-`arifin
and many more works.
He died at Nawa at a relatively young age, having never married. An-Nawawi's lasting legacy is his contribution to hadith literature through his momentous works Forty Hadiths and Riyadh as-Saaliheen. According to Al-Dhahabi, Imam Nawawi's concentration and absorption in academic love gained proverbial fame. He had devoted all his time for learning and scholarship. Other than reading and writing, he spent his time contemplating on the interacted and complex issues and in finding their solutions. Shaykh Muhiyidin expresses his impression about Imam Nawawi as thus: "Imaam an-Nawawi had three distinctive commendable qualities in his person. If anybody has only one out of these three, people turn to him in abundance for guidance. First, having knowledge and its dissemination. Second, to evade completely from the worldly inclinations, and the third, inviting to all that is good (Islam) enjoining virtue and forbidding vice. Imaam an-Nawawi had all three in him."
ABOUT SHAYKH MUHAMMAD AL-HAJJAR:
He was Shaykh Muhammad Mohmud al-Hajjar. He was born in Aleppo, Damascus, Syria in 1920 to two loving parents who were righteous and loved the company of the Scholars.
HIS STUDIES & TEACHERS:
He initially kept the company of Shaykh Abi al-Nasr Khalaf Ibn al-Shaykh Salim Khalaf, who was a pious scholar. As al-Hajjar was an immense lover of knowledge and scholars he made sure he attended the sittings and accompanied the scholars. He also kept the company and studied with Shaykh and Hadith Master of Sham; Shaykh Abd Allah Sirajudin. He also made sure he was always present in the Dhikr circles of ash-Shayk 'Isa al-Baynuri, who was known for his regular sittings in praise of the prophet SAW. He has also studied with the following as well; Shaykh Sa'id al-Idlibi, Shaykh Ibrahim al-Salqini, Shaykh Ahmed ash-Shima', Shaykh Jamil al-'Uqad, Shaykh Raghib ad-Duwayri, Shaykh Ibrahim al-Ghalayini and many others.
Amongst those who spent some time with him were Shaykh and Dr 'Abd al-Sattar Abu Ghuddah, Shaykh Hamid Gharib, Shaykh and Dr Zuhayr Nasir. Shaykh al-Hajjar had always been in between his house, which was next door to the Masjid. He never left except for necessity. People from all corner of the globe visited him constantly and took their need and would then move on.
AMONG HIS WRITTEN WORKS:
--- al-Hubb al-Khalid; Samir al-Mu'min.
--- al-Nasiha al-Mawjizat; al-Suhwah al-Qariyyah,
--- al-Islam wa Arkanahu al-Arba'ah,
--- 'Alimini Ya Ummi Kayfa Ahaju,
--- Tahqiq al-Tibyan fi Adab Hamalatil Qur'an lil Nawawi,
--- Tahqiq al-Fatawa lil Imam al-Nawawi,
--- Tahqiq al-Maqasid lil Imam al-Nawawi,
--- Tahqiq Bustan al-'Arifin lil Imam Nawawi,
--- Tahqiq Bidayatil Hidayah lil Imam Ghazzali,
--- Tahqiq Fathul al-'Allam lil Jurdani,
He passed away on a Wednesday, evening of Thursday which was 6th of Muharram 1428. As was his custom, one he prayed 'Isha in the Prophets Masjid, and he went to his usual place of seating, and he finally reviewed his editorial work on Imam Nawawi's collection of Fatawa. He slept after that in his room was found dead holding next to him his miswak. He was prayed over after Duhur in the Prophets Masjid and was buried close to the companions in Baqi'.