Category Archives: Adab

Etiquettes of the layman with the mufti

(Part 6) Chapter two: The Fundamental Principles that a layman must learn with regard to seeking a fatwa (istiftaa’)   Etiquettes of the layman with the mufti. There are a number of characteristics that the layman must adorn himself with … Continue reading

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Good Treatment of Parents (Birr al-Wâlidayn)

Islamic Manners (4): Good Treatment of Parents (Birr al-Wâlidayn) by Abû Rumaysah Allâh, Exalted is He says, “Your Lord has decreed that you should worship none save Him, and that you should show kindness to your parents. Whether one or … Continue reading

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Turning Away From The One Who Has No Shaykh

Shaykh Al-Awamah said: “And they (the ‘ulama) never used to pay attention to one who did not have shuyookh (teachers) in al-ilm (studies), and such an individual had neither value nor a status in their eyes” [“Adabul-Ikhtilaaf”, 144]. Not Debating … Continue reading

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Yes, the character of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is the Qur’aan

Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: Yes, it is proven that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said that when describing the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). It is mentioned in the lengthy story about Sa’d … Continue reading

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It is part of etiquette to refrain from asking people about their private affairs

Praise be to Allaah. Many people overstep the mark in speaking to others, and they do not observe any good manners or modesty. The reason for that is ignorance and a lack of interest in developing a good attitude or … Continue reading

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Etiquette of visiting graves

Praise be to Allaah. It is prescribed to visit graves in order to learn a lesson from that and to remember the Hereafter. That is subject to the condition that one does not say anything that will anger the Lord, … Continue reading

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Etiquette of making du’aa’

Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: Allaah loves to be asked, and He encourages that in all things. He is angry with the one who does not ask of Him and He encourages His slaves to ask of Him. Allaah says … Continue reading

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Etiquette of Eid

Praise be to Allaah. The Sunnahs that the Muslim should observe on the day of Eid are as follows: 1 – Doing ghusl before going out to the prayer. It was narrated in a saheeh hadeeth in al-Muwatta’ and elsewhere … Continue reading

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Etiquette of the seeker of knowledge

Praise be to Allaah. There is a certain amount of etiquette for seeking knowledge which the seeker of knowledge should follow. We will give you this advice and this etiquette for seeking knowledge; may Allaah cause you to benefit thereby. … Continue reading

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The etiquette of eating, with detailed evidence

Praise be to Allaah. In Islam there is an etiquette for eating, which is divided into categories: 1 – Etiquette before eating: 1 – Washing the hands before eating. The hands should be washed before eating, so that they may … Continue reading

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Visiting the sick

– some etiquettes Praise be to Allaah. Visiting the sick is called ‘iyaadah in Arabic (from a root word meaning return) because people come back time after time. Ruling on visiting the sick Some of the scholars are of the … Continue reading

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Accept a gift even if it is humble

If someone gives a gift and i do not like it, is it permissible to give it back to the person who gave it and to say that I did not like it and the gift was of cheaper quality … Continue reading

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Advice On Dealing With Family

By Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi “…And I want to remind you of the saying of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم): “The believer who mixes with the people and is patient with the harm they inflict is better than the … Continue reading

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30 Sories Of The Salaf’s Preserving Their Tongues

Sh. Al-Islam Ibn Taymyya (May Allah Bestows His mercy upon him) said in his writings explaining the situations of many people: “It is much surprising to find a person who easily preserves himself from committing sins i.e. earning Money from … Continue reading

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Concealing Secrets

From the morals and manners of the Salaf was they would conceal the secrets of the people. They would say, “The hearts of the free are graves full of secrets.“ Nameemah (carrying tales) is to spread or relay to a … Continue reading

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The Dislike of the Salaf in Giving Fatawa

Al-Baraa’ said, “I met a hundred and twenty of the Ansaar from the Companions of Allaah’s Messenger sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam and when one of them was asked about a matter there was not a single man amongst them except … Continue reading

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Our Parents: Our Masters

These are collected from as-Samarqandi’s ‘Tambih al-Ghafilin’ (p. 84-91): From the chapter on the rights of the parents: 1 – Ibn ‘Abbas said: “There is not a single believer who has two parents and wakes up while he is good … Continue reading

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A Visitor looking around the House

‘Abdullâh b. Mas’ûd – Allah be pleased with him – went to visit someone who was ill, and a group of people went with him. In the house (where they were visiting) was a woman. One of the visitors, a … Continue reading

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From the Etiquette of a Son with his Father

Abû Hurayrah – Allâh be pleased with him – once saw two men. He asked one of them, “How is this man related to you?” He replied, “He is my father.” Abû Hurayrah said, “Do not call him by his … Continue reading

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The person who has a need should come to the one he needs

Zayd b. Thâbit reports that ‘Umar b. Al-Khattâb came to him one day seeking permission to see him. He permitted him to enter, and at the time his head was in the hands of his slave-girl, who was combing his … Continue reading

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I’m the Man [the youngster who puts himself forward]

It is reported that there was a young man who was from the people of knowledge who used to put himself forward, speak and behave haughtily with his knowledge in front of those older than him. This angered Sufyân [Al-Thawrî] … Continue reading

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Wasted knowledge and rhyming prayers

Ibn ‘Abbâs – Allâh be pleased with him – said, “Address the people once a week, and if you must do so more often, then twice; and if you have to do even more, then three times; and do not … Continue reading

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Did the Companions used to laugh?

It is reported that ‘Abdullâh b. ‘Umar – Allâh be pleased with him – was asked: Did the Companions of Allâh’s Messenger – Allâh’s peace and blessings be upon him – used to laugh? He replied, “Yes, and the îmân … Continue reading

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The scholar, the ruler, and your brother

It is reported that ‘Abdullâh b. Al-Mubârak – Allâh have mercy on him – said: It is right that an intelligent person does not undervalue three [types of people]: the scholars, the rulers, and [his Muslim] brothers. Whoever undervalues the … Continue reading

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Umar on interacting with others

It is reported that ‘Umar b. Al-Khattâb – Allâh be pleased with him – said: Whoever exposes himself to suspicion, let him blame only himself for whoever suspects him. He who covers his secret is in a position to choose … Continue reading

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Acquiring good characteristics

How can I acquire good characteristics?. Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: A good attitude is the characteristic of the best of the Messengers and is the best action of the righteous. It is – no doubt – half of religion, … Continue reading

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