The spiritual and moral state of the believer constantly needs to be refined and re-evaluated by every believer. The Prophetic model for self-reform and rectification is the only way to achieve such positive change and development. His statements and actions serve as a role model for humanity to achieve such spiritual & moral bliss.
This course will be based upon the classical work, Bulugh al Maram by Ibn Hajar al ‘Asqalani (a collection of prophetic statements) from the section: Kitaab al Jaami’ (The Comprehensive Book) and will deal with the following topics: Good Character, Joining the Ties of Kinship, Asceticism & Piety, Good Manners, Bad Manners, Remembrance of Allah and Supplications.
In this course you will learn the following:
- What did the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم mean when he said he was given 'comprehensive speech'?
- Why are good manners essential to being a believer?
- What are the dimensions of good manners in one's life?
- Is it permissable to greet a non-Muslim with Salam?
- Why is dragging one's clothes considered a sign of arrogance?
- How can giving charity increase one's life span?
- Why is mainting the ties of kinship so stressed by the Shariah?
- How can a smile be considered an act of charity?
Biography of the Author:
Imam Al Hafiz Abul Fadl Shihabuddin Ahmad Ibn Ali Ibn Muhammad Ibn Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Al Kinani Al Asqalani Ash Shafi'ee, best known as Al Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al Asqalani. He was born on the 10th of Sha'baan in the year 773 A.H. in Egypt.
As was the custom of the scholars, he memorised the Qur'an at a very young age before going on to studying other subjects in the Islamic sciences and memorising key texts. He was most interested in the science of Hadith and so occupied himself with this by studying with the greatest scholars of his era, until he became a Hafiz of Hadith and Muhaddith in his own right.
He authored many books in various fields, most notably his compendious explanation of Sahih Al Bukhari, 'Fat-hul Bari', a work unsurpassed and utilised by every scholar of note to this day.
He died in the year 852 A.H. All who knew him, were well versed with his piety, good manners, vast knowledge and humility. May Allah shower him with his blessings.
Additional Reading Material:
- Tahdhib Al-Akhlaq, by Sayyed ‘Abdu'l-Hayy al-Hasani
- Al Mujadalah: The Struggle Against the Soul, explained by Shaiekh Muhammad Ibn Salih Al Uthaymeen
- 100 Ahadith about Islamic Manners, published by Darussalam
- Riyadus Saliheen, by Imam An Nawawi
- The Obligation of Commanding ther Good and Forbidding the Evil, by Sheikh Bin Baaz
- He Came To Perfect Moral Character, by Rhajan Malik Couram and Abu Azzubair Shadeed Muhammad
- Imam An Nawawis 40 Hadith
- 40 Hadith Pertaining to Children
- Al Bayquniyyah
- Kitaab Al Jaami'
"My dear brothers and sisters at the Tayyibun Institute in the United Kingdom. I ask Allah (swt) that He grants you success and correction in your affairs and I also ask Allah (swt) that He always brings us together upon righteousness…."
Shaykh Abu Salih