Manners

Is Adab (respect) really so important?

Passing on etiquette as insignificant generally leads to the abandoning of deeds that are sunnah, which leads to the discarding of a wajib (compulsory) act and so on. Imam ‘Abdullah Ibn Mubarak (rahimahullah) said: “If I leave out a single etiquette of Islam, I fear that Allah I will deprive me of all that He has bestowed me with.” (Kitabu-Tahajjud of Al-Ishbili (rahimahullah) pg. 132.) The society we live in …

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Shaykh Áwwamah’s advice for Students

My Honourable teacher, Al-Muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad Áwwamah (may Allah protect him) delivered an address several years ago in which he briefly poured out his sincere counsel for students of knowledge. I took his permission to reproduce it in English. These are advices of a giant in the field of research, one who has spend over 50 years benefiting the ummah with his priceless gems. Recently, He wrote a 500 page …

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Don’t get lost in debate…!

Sometimes we get so lost in the discussion we tend to overlook other basic etiquette that is required when engaging in debate. We are often overcome with emotion and  lose focus of the fact that the person we differ with is still a Muslim, or at times even an ‘Alim. My Honorable Teacher, Al-Muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (may Allah protect him) aptly draws our attention to the approach we ought …

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Islamic Manners

By: Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah (rahimahullah) Translated by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar About the book Etiquette holds an esteemed place in Islam. In Surah Taha, Allah Ta’ala instructed Nabi Musa (‘alayhis salam) to adopt the correct etiquette when he arrived at the blessed valley of Tuwa. (surah:20, verse: 12) So important is its role that some ‘Ulama have said: “Our entire din is based on manners”

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Recommended times for using the Miswak

Perhaps the most encapsulating Hadith on the importance of brushing the teeth with a Miswak is the narration of Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu’anhu) wherein Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) says: “Use the Miswak, for it is a means of cleansing the mouth and attaining the pleasure of Allah. Every time Jibril (‘alayhi salam) came to me he advised me to use the Miswak, to an extent that I feared it may become …

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The Charity of Ibn Jurayj (rahimahullah)

Allah Ta’ala and His Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) have promised barakah for those who give charity with sincerity. Allah Ta’ala states: ‘Allah destroys interest, and increases charity.’ (Surah Baqarah, Ayah: 276)   Hereunder is an inspiring incident on this topic: Makkiy ibn Ibrahim (rahimahullah) narrates: ‘We were with Ibn Jurayj (rahimahullah), when a beggar asked for something. Ibn Jurayj (rahimahullah) told his treasurer: ‘Give him a dinar (gold coin).’ The …

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