The Book of Manners

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Fu’ad Ibn ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ash-Shulhoob
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 496 | Size: 15 MB

Among the many good deeds that the Prophet (S) guided us to and the evil that he (S) warned us about, are a set of manners that are comprehensive of worldly matters and religious matters, of worship and dealings – dealings with one’s family, children, acquaintances, and strangers. On this subject the writings of great scholars like Ibn Al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah, Ibn Muflaih and As-Safaareenee have been summarized in this book.

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Islam is the greatest favor of Allah with which He has distinguished the mankind and Jinn. It is only a Deen which Allah made the last of all religions.
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The Book of Manners is by Shaikh Fu’aad Ibn Abdul-Azeez AshShulhoob. Shaikh is a well-known Islamic scholar and has compiled this book on Islamic Manners and Etiquette after his thorough study of the works of great scholars such as Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim, Ibn Muflaih, As-Safaareenee and others.

This collection relates to the important aspects of daily life so that the readers may benefit from it for their success in this life as well as in hereafter.

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Some Of The Manners Of The Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)

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All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, and may Allah exalt the mention of His Prophet who was sent as a mercy to the worlds, and may He render him, his household and companions safe from every evil.

There is no doubt that our Prophet (PBUH) was the paradigm of excellent manners, and beautiful characteristics and traits, which no one else comprehensively possessed. Even his enemies who fought and disbelieved in him, attested to this fact. Abu Jahl, who was one of the harshest enemies of Islam, said: ‘O Muhammad! I do not say that you are a liar! I only deny what you brought and what you call people to.’

All mankind, including his enemies recognize his Virtues

Truly what the enemy attests to is but the truth

The Prophet (PBUH) was the paradigm of excellent manners. Allah, the Exalted, praised him saying:

وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ۬

(And verily, you (O Muhammad PBUH) are on an exalted (standard of) character.) [68:4]

Allah, the Exalted, said that he is a mercy to mankind.

فَبِمَا رَحۡمَةٍ۬ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ لِنتَ لَهُمۡ‌ۖ وَلَوۡ كُنتَ فَظًّا غَلِيظَ ٱلۡقَلۡبِ لَٱنفَضُّواْ مِنۡ حَوۡلِكَ‌ۖ

(And by the Mercy of Allah, you dealt with them gently. And had you been severe and harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about you.) [3:159]

The Prophet exemplified the Qur’an, until it was said that he was a Qur’an walking on the earth. When his wife was asked about his manners, he said: ‘Do you not recite the Qur’an?’ they said: ‘Yes’. She said: ‘The manners of the Prophet were the Qur’an.’

This book is talking about the manners of the Prophet – peace be upon him – and shows generosity and dream, Zahedan, courage, justice and company. Continue reading

Supplication And Its Manners Times Conditions Mistakes

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Abdul Aziz Bin Mohammed Al-Dowaish
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 34 | Size: 1 MB

What are the Conditions of Du’aa? Merits of Supplications? Manners of Making Du’aa? Mistakes in Du’aa? Why invocations not Answered? This series answer those questions and other topics. Continue reading

The Importance Of Good Manners

Sheikh Abdullah Azzam

Allah does not take a martyr from amongst our brothers, nor does the hand of deatch snatch away one of the sons of our livers from those who accompany us on this path except that I cry frequently over my own self… Continue reading

Shamaa-il – Tirmidhi With Commentary (Kasaail-E-Nabawi Sallalahu A’layhi Wasallam)

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Shaykhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 458 | Size: 13.5 MB

Shamaa-il – Tirmidhi With Commentary Kasaail-e-Nabawi Sallalahu A’layhi Wasallam. This is a Commentary on the abridged form of Imam Tirmidhi’s (209 – 279 AH) famous Shamaa-il, in which he has recorded everything about the Holy Propet (S.A.W) on the authority of the Companions, and collected 397 ahadith which are devided into 55 Chapters.  Drawing A pen picture of the Holy Prophet’s (S.A.W) physical features manners and characteristics.

This English translation and commentary is of the Khasaa-il Nabawi Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam by the late Shaykhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya
It is intented to enable a Muslim to achieve a link and connection with the one whom Allah Ta’aala has made as a mercy unto mankind, and most certainly Allah has spoken the truth when He mentions in His Book:

“Verily, you (0 Muhammad) are of a very high (noble) character”.

Shaikh uk Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhelwi writes the following in the Preface to this Book:

“b. Most of the references in this transalation are derived from the following books: ‘Jam’ul Wasaa-il’ of Mulla ‘Ali Qaari Hanafi; ‘Munaawi’ of Shaykh ‘Abdur-Ra-oof Misri; ‘Mawaahib-Ladunniyyah’ of Shaykh Ebrahim  Bayjuri and ‘Tah-dhibut Tah-dhib’ of Haafiz Ibn Hajar ‘Asqalaani.
c. Since the trasalation is meant for the layman, literal meanings have been given . Word for word transalation has been avoided.
d. In addition to the transalation many things have been added to serve as a commentary. This has been written separately after the actual transalation.
e. At many places in the transalation of the ahaadith additional information has been provided.
f. Where there seems to be contradiction between two hadith, the differences have been briefly explained.
g. The view of the different madhaa-hib have been mentioned briefly at places. The Hanafi mahd-dab has been specially mentioned as the majority of the local population (i.e the inhabitants of India ) adhere to this madh-hab.
h. The proof that substantiate the Hanfis madh-hab have been mentioned briefly where deemed necessary.
i. Where a battle or incident is mentioned in a hadith, the battle or incident is described in the commentary.
j. Where the relation of a hadith to a chapter is not obvious, an explanation has been provided.
k. To keep the subject matter brief, with regard to those incidents that have not been narrated herein, the readers have been referred to their original sources. The name of the kittab is given where they can be found in detail so that those who are interested may easily refer to them.
l. Utmost care has been taken to keep the subject under discussion short and precise, as readers may become bored with lengthy discourses.

And divine guidance to me is but from Allah, on Him do I rely and to Him do I return. Continue reading

The Moral Foundations Of Islamic Culture

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Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 117 | Size: 1.5 MB

It is important to understand Islaam from a cultural point of view because the basis of much of the current turmoil within Muslim countries and conflict with their neighbors can be attributed to cultural clashes. Consequently, a clear understanding of culture and its derivatives is necessary to comprehend the relevance of Islaam to the civilization of Muslim peoples in the twentieth century and beyond. The word “culture” comes from the Latin cultura which is a derivative of the verb colere meaning “tending” or “cultivation.” It was first recorded in the Oxford Dictionary of English in 1510 as meaning: “training of the mind” or “manners.” However, culture in anthropological usage, may be defined as “the way of life of specific group.”

“Basically, the idea of culture arises from the observation that what human beings do and what they refrain from doing is, in part, a consequence of being brought up in one group as opposed to another. People have a social heredity as well as a biological heredity.” Biological heredity represents practices common to all human societies, like, sleep, marriage, care for children and smiling, while social heredity refers to customs which usually vary from one society to the next. A simple definition of culture would then be ‘the man-made part of the human environment.’ “Members of the human species are trained in the family and in their education, formal and informal, to behave in ways that are conventional and fixed by tradition.”

The culture of most of the world today is that of Western Europe and America. It was exported to the remainder of the world during the period of European colonization and continued during the neo-colonial era by way of indirect rule. In the twentieth century Western culture has been promoted on a massive scale through the far-reaching effects of the media. Today, it is not surprising to find in the pages of National Geographic pictures of South American Indian youths in loin cloth in the middle of the Amazon wearing baseball caps with a Nike logo or Mongolian horsemen in the middle of the Gobi Desert wearing striped Adidas sweat pants and Rebok trainers. Western culture now represents the dominant cultural influence in most countries, both non-Muslim and Muslim. And it is the natural conflict that arises from the clash of cultures, which dominate the social and political policies in both the West and the East. Harvard University Professor, Samuel P. Huntington summed up the essential issues of the cultural clash in his following observation.

“The underlying problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism. It is Islam, a different civilization whose people are convinced of the superiority of their culture and are obsessed with the inferiority of their power. The problem for Islam is not CIA or the U.S. department of defense. It is the West, a different civilization whose people are convinced of the universality of their culture and believe that their superior, if declining, power imposes on them the obligation to impose that culture throughout the world. These are the basic ingredients that fuel conflict between Islam and the West.” Continue reading

The Manners Of The Knowledge Seeker

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Muhammad Saeed Raslan
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 71 | Size: 1 MB

Since knowledge is the worship of the heart, the secret of its life, and the source of its power, it is a must for its seeker to come to know the manners related to it, and to strive his utmost to obtain these manners. Otherwise, he will be going in one direction, and knowledge will be going in another, as it is said:

It went east, and I went west * What a difference there is between the east and west!

One should also realize that these manners are not like any other manners, where it is the same whether you obtain them or not, or that they are all of one level. Rather, some of them are obligatory upon everyone everywhere, whether or not they are students of knowledge. he purpose of attaining knowledge of the Shari’ah is to perfect one’s clarity of expression, and the purpose of perfecting one’s clarity of expression is to single out Allah and worship Him. Therefore, the purpose of seeking knowledge is to single out Allah – the Mighty and Majestic – and worship Him, and the message gets across much better when the one who has positioned himself to deal with this knowledge – whether he is a student or teacher – clearly shows these signs of singling out Allah and worshipping Him by submittingcompletely to the pure Shari’ah and noble Religion.

Based on this, the manners of seeking this knowledge are completely inseparable from the person who deals with it, because this is what the texts show, and because these manners include vast principles of the Religion that are not within anybody’s luxury to contradict or look to without taking seriously.

And these manners are at all times a definite obligation upon the seeker of knowledge, and Allah is the source of help, and upon Him is all reliance.

“I spent thirty years learning manners, and I spent twenty years learning knowledge.” – ‘Abdullah bin al-Mubarak
1 Purify Your Intention for Allah in Seeking Knowledge.
2 Purify Yourself Inwardly and Outwardly From That Which Contradicts the Shari’ah.
3 Completely Free Your Heart for Knowledge and Remove All Obstacles.
4 Eat Little, Be Cautious, and Constantly Remember Allah.
5 Eat, Sleep, and Speak as Seldom as Possible.
6 Reduce Socialization and Choose the Right Friends.
7 Choose What to Start With and Who to Teach You.
8 Have the Best Manners with Your Teacher.
9 Treat Your Books Well.
10 How to Act During a Lesson. Continue reading

The Manners Of The Scholar & Student Of Knowledge

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Shaykh Saleem Al-Hilaalee
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 38 | Size: 1 MB

Allaah has protected the homeland of Islaam with the mujaahideen (those who fight jihaad) and He has protected the prescribed way of eemaan with the teachers. Since He, the Most High, says in His clear Book: It is not right for the Believers that all of them should go off to battle. Rather from every troop of them some of them should remain in order that they should attain knowledge in the Religion. That they should warn their people when they return to them so that they can beware of evil. [Soorah at- Tawbah (9):122]. So Allaah, the Perfect, placed the Believers into two groups. On one of them He has made it obligatory that they fight jihaad in His way. And upon the other one, He has made it obligatory that they attain knowledge of His Religion, in order that not all of them go off to fight jihaad. Because if they all went off to fight jihaad, then the prescribed laws would pass away and knowledge would pass away. Then it would not be possible for them to seek knowledge after that and so the unbelievers would therefore gain dominance over the Religion. Thus, Allaah has raised up high the levels of the two groups of people. Continue reading