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
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.
Table of content
Translator’s Introduction XV
One: The Scope of Islamic Manners 1
Two: The Importance of Appearance 3
Three: Entering and Leaving a House 7
Four: Manners of Visiting 15
Five: Manners of Conversation 27
Six: Social Manners 33
Seven: Communicating with Non-Muslims 47
Eight: Manners of Eating 53
Nine: Wedding Manners 57
Ten: Visiting the Sick 61
Eleven: Manners of Traveling 67
Twelve: Condolence 73
Appendix: Author’s Biography 79