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Author: Sir Muhammad Zafarullah Khan
Description: This book provides a translation by Sir Muhammad Zafarullah Khan of the Riyad as-Salihin, literally "Gardens of the Rightous", written by the Syrian Shafi'i scholar Muhyi ad-din Abu Zakariyya' Yahya b. Sharaf an-Nawawi (1233-78), who was the author of a large number of legal and biographical work, including celebrated collection of forty well-known hadiths, the Kitab al-Arba'in (actually containing some forty three traditions.), much commented upon in the Muslim countries and translated into several European languages. His Riyad as-Salihin is a concise collection of traditions, which has been printed on various occasions, e.g. at Mecca and Cairo, but never before translated into a western language. Hence the present translation by Muhammad Zafarullah Khan will make available to those unversed in Arabic one of the most typical and widely-known collection of this type.
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Detentions over Indonesia clashes
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Detentions over Indonesia clashes
Hardliners allegedly beat people at a tolerance rally in Jakarta on Sunday
Hardliners allegedly beat people at a tolerance rally in Jakarta on Sunday
Indonesian have detained 57 members of a hard-line Muslim group following violence at a rally for religious tolerance, officials say.

Police rounded up members of the Islamic Defenders’ Front (FPI) at the group’s headquarters in Jakarta.

The move came after stick-wielding FPI members allegedly beat several people at the rally on Sunday.

The gathering had called for tolerance towards the minority Ahmadiyah sect - which some Indonesians want banned.

Growing gulf

Police spokesman Abubakar Nataprawira confirmed the detentions in the pre-dawn raid.

“We have taken for questioning a total of 57 people,” he told the AFP news agency.

“However, whether they will be declared suspects or not will depend on the result of their questioning,” he said.

Sunday’s rally was organised by the National Alliance for Freedom of Religion and Faith.

Several speakers had urged tolerance towards the Ahmadiyah sect, whose beliefs differ from mainstream Islam.

The subsequent violence at the gathering sparked an outcry by moderate Muslims.

The BBC’s Lucy Williamson in Jakarta says that the alleged involvement of FPI members has shone a spotlight on the group’s activities, and further widened the gulf between liberal and hard-line Muslim organisations.

The FPI leader told his followers this week to prepare for war against the minority Ahmadiyah and those who supported their right to exist.

But the FPI’s own right to exist has also come into question, with many people calling on the government to ban them, our correspondent adds.

A presidential spokesman said the state was looking at whether there was a legal case for banning them.

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