In the name of Allah, the most merciful the most compassionate
All praise belongs to Allah who made Abu Bakr the truthful the best of this nation and raised his rank above all ranks lofty by certainty and truthfulness, by verification a scholar of Islam. I praise Him with the praise of creation. I testify that there is no deity except Allah, the One, He has no partner, speech that widens every restriction, I testify that Muhammad is his servant, his messenger, the Prophet of mercy (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him), his family, his companions, his partners, his offspring and those worthy of guidance and success.
To begin: this book I have named Meadow of the fastidious in the virtue of the truthful. I have narrated forty hadiths chosen for easy memorisation for whoever desires piety. I ask Allah to benefit us by connection to him and to gather us and you in the Dar Al-Zalafa (the house of proximity) with him, with Muhammad (may Allah bestow peace and blessings be upon him and his family) O Allah accept, O Allah accept, O Allah accept.