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Islamic Manners (Shaykh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghudda)
Publisher: Awakening Publications
Paperback, 109 pages
Written by one of the outstanding scholars of the 20th Century, Islamic Manners is a vital book that exemplifies the sublime Islamic Personality.
Shaykh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghudda (1917-1997) was a leading scholar in the field of hadith and strove in not only narrating Prophetic traditions but also making them a living reality.
This book discusses essential adab (manners) and covers the following areas:
- Importance of Appearance
- Entering and Leaving a House
- The Manners of Visiting
- The Manners of Conversation
- Social Manners
- Communicating with non-Muslims
- The Manners of Eating & Drinking
- Visiting a Sick Person
Muslims possess a great wealth in manners and styles manifested in the life of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the lives of his companions. This book will enable us to gain insightful glimpses to his personality and manners.
It has been composed by selecting important texts of great magnitude and essence. The ahadith cited in this book are either sahih (authentic) or hasan (good). This book has been written mainly for the many Muslim brothers and sisters who disregard these manners and misinterpret them.
In compiling it, I hope to remind them of these manners. I do not claim to be better or less in need of practicing these manners; but it is the duty of enjoining good and forbidding evil and observing the order of Allah: "And remind [them] for a reminder benefits the believers."
May Allah enable all of us to benefit from good reminders and make this of benefit to my readers and myself. May Allah protect us and be our guide in this life and in the Hereafter.
About the Author:
Shaykh Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah was born in Syria in 1917. One of the outstanding Muslim scholars of the 20th century, Shaykh Abu Ghuddah was a leading scholar in the field of Hadith and the Hanafi school of Fiqh. He studied in Syria and Egypt specialising in Arabic Language, Hadith, Shari’ah and Psychology. He had many prominent teachers, amongst them Shaykh Ragib al-Tabbakh, Shaykh Ahmed ibn Muhamad al-Zaraqa, Shaykh Isa al-Bayanuni, Shaykh Ahmad al-Kurdi and the renouned Ottoman Scholar Imam al-Kawthari. He met Imam Hasan al-Banna in the 1940’s and joined the Muslim Brotherhood. On his return to Syria he became very active in his da’wah work and eventually he became the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria. He taught Usul al Fiqh, Hanafi Fiqh and Comaparative Fiqh at the University of Damascus. He also taught at the King Saud University and Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University. He was buried in al-Baqi Cemetry in Madinah in 1997.
Wonderful book. Much needed in this time.A great scholar, written for the masses. With great attention to detail. The book is a Must for anyone interested in the Islamic Manners of the Prophet and the companions. All my friends loved it.
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