Connecting to the Quran
Imam al-Nawawi, Musa Furber (tr.)
Imam al-Nawawi’s Abridged Guide to Practical Etiquette with the Quran
The key secret to unlocking the Quran and experiencing its innumerable benefits and wisdoms, and receiving its endless guidance is that one must approach it the right way: with “adab.” In Etiquette with the Quran (Al-Tibyan fi adab ḥamalat al-Qurʿan), Imam al-Nawawi explained the right conduct of the bearers of the Quran, and the characteristics of its memorisers and students. He did this by concisely presenting the merits of reciting and following the Quran; the conduct of its teachers, students, and everyone else; the etiquette of reciting and writing the Quran, and respecting its written form. Afterward, Imam al-Nawawi decided to reduce his book even further to make it even more accessible to the busy people of his age. This translation of his abridgement brings this benefit to the busy people of our own age.