A compendium of some 1242 hadiths on prayers and dhikrs of the prophetic sunna, Al- Adhkar (The Invocations) of Al-Nawawi is one of the most read books that is continuously in print. This book and The 'Arba'een are two of the books that are always in print by the same author.
Imam Muhyi ddin Abi Zakariyah Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi Al-Dimashqi known simply as Imam Nawawi was Born in the village of Nawa in Southern Syria, Imam Nawawi spent most of his life in Damascus where he lived in a simple manner, devoted to Allah, engaging single-mindedly in worship, study, writing and teaching various Islamic sciences.
Although best known for his works in hadith, Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi (d. 676/1277) was also the Imam of the later Shafi'i school of Jurisprudence, and widely acknowledged as the intellectual heir to Imam Shafi'i. He was a renowned scholar and jurist who dedicated his life to the pursuit of Islamic learning.
Imam Nawawi died at the young age of 44 years, leaving behind him numerous works of great caliber.