Manners

Respect for one’s teachers

Al-Muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah’s (hafizahullah) son; Shaykh Muhyuddin writes about his father: ‘I cannot remember my father ever talking on the phone whilst sitting when he spoke to his teacher; Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah (rahimahullah). Despite the many phone calls they shared, he always stood [out of respect] for his teacher. To the extent that as children, whenever we saw our father standing and talking on the phone, we …

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Sterling advices of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) on interaction

In the following report, Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhu) has offered sterling guidelines on interaction with fellow humans. Lets read them carefully with the intention of implementing.   The famous Tabi’i; Sayyiduna Sa’id ibn Musayyab (rahimahullah) reports that Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) laid eighteen guidelines for the people, each one filled with wisdom: 1. When someone disobeys Allah in matters that impacts on you, you can retaliate in no better way than …

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Become the best in action and deed

Allah Ta’ala sent every living thing in this world to leave this world. Nothing and nobody came to remain. We are in this transitory abode. This is the system of Allah Ta’ala. Many people spent their time in this world pondering about the purpose of their existence. In the opening verses of Surah Mulk and in the verses of Surah Kahf, Allah Ta’ala explains that He created us to test …

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Get the reply and du’as of the Angels

In Islam, we are constantly thought to focus on our duty, irrespective of whether the next party does their part or not. We are answerable for our own deeds, not that of others. Likewise, we are rewarded for doing our duty, even if others fail. In keeping with this teaching, we find that if one says Salam to his fellow Muslim and does not receive a reply, Allah Ta’ala instructs …

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Engage in good, you will be the best creation

لَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الإنْسَانَ فِي أَحْسَنِ تَقْوِيمٍ We have indeed created human kind in the best of forms. (Surah At Tin, Verse: 4) Allah Ta’ala explains that humans are His chosen creation. However, humans also have the potential to stoop to the lowest of levels. These talks are a brief explanation of this: Humans and animalistic qualities – Download here Selfishness – Download here Jealousy – Download here

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Hadith guidelines on tooth-picking

Islam lays unparalleled emphasis on oral hygiene. In addition to using the miswak at salah times, the miswak is recommended on several other occasions too. See here.   The Sunnah of Picking the Teeth Another form of oral hygiene in Islam is the encouragement to pick the teeth after meals.   Sayyiduna Abu Ayyub (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘How good is [the practice of] those in my …

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Putting the elders first

Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) while explaining the importance of etiquette with seniors, writes: ‘I was once with my friend at our Madrasah Sha’baniyyah in Aleppo (may Allah Ta’ala alleviate the sufferings of its people soon) when we saw two of our senior teachers. Shaykh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah (rahimahullah) Shaykh Mufti Muhammad As’ad ‘Ibajy (rahimahullah) My friend proceeded to greet and shake the hand of Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattah first. He …

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Having Adab for Allah and everything connected to Him

Allah Ta’ala has inspired humans to adopt good qualities. Human beings can progress in the qualities that Allah Ta’ala has instilled in them. Among these qualities is adab; to have respect/manners/etiquettes. This is something of utmost importance although many of us regard it to be trivial. Here is a talk that I gave on the topic of Adab. Please note that the audio recording is cutoff towards the end. Download …

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Religion is no Joke!

As a rule, in every Muslim’s life, his religion must always be preferred over entertainment. Or else very little of Islam will remain. Adherence and reverence for one’s creed must reign supreme. This is not to say, Islam doesn’t allow recreation, or light heartedness. The sirah of our beloved Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) has many examples of his jovial side. These are well documented and are known to many.   Crucial …

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