The Quest for Virtuous Character

The Quest for Virtuous Character : New,
'Ajilat al-Sabiq ila Makarim al-Akhlaq, English/Arabic,
*[A5+] Hardback - 163 pages,
by Habib Muhammad al-Haddar,
Translated by Umm Abdullah,
Published by Dar al-Turath al-Islami, RSA.

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Description :

For over 900 years, Im?m al-Ghaz?l?’s Ihy? Ul?m al-D?n (The Revival of the Religious Sciences) has been the spiritual ocean from which Muslims across the globe have derived their religious sustenance. In this unique compendium, Habib Muhammad ibn Abdill?h al-Haddar, may Allah have mercy upon him, has forged a tributary from that ocean into the modern age, contextualising its guidance for readers navigating the stormy seas of contemporary times.

Dar al-Turath al-Islami is proud to present Habib Muham­mad’s first work 'Ajilat al-Sabiq ila Makarim al-Akhlaq rendered into the English language, with the hope of benefiting non-Arabic speakers with the scholastic and spiritual legacy of this great Imam.

About the Author :

Hab?b Muhammad ibn Abdill?h al-Haddar (1340-1418AH/ 1920-1997CE), was born and raised in al-Bayda, North Yemen and was educated at the famous Ribat in Tar?m, Hadramawt. One of the most erudite scholars, prolific writers and spiritual luminaries of his age, he spent his life travelling and guiding people to Allah and raising the next generation of Muslim scholars and agnostics.

Table of Contents :


---A brief biography of the author,
------The establishment of the Ribat,
------Al-Habib Muhammad's Concern for Da'wah,
------His Method of Counsel and Guidance,
------Al-Habib Muhamamd's Worship and Remembrance.


---Part [1]. The Definition of Good Character,
------The Reality of Good Character and its Signs,
------The Excellence of Good Character and Condemnation of Bad Character,
------A Sign of Good Character,
------The General Meaning of Good Character,
------The Foundations of Good Character.

---Part [2]. The Salvatory Virtues,
------Inner Foundations of Virtue,
---------Reliance on Allah,
---------Intention and Sincerity,
---------Fear of Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala,
---------Withholding Argumentation,
------Other Manifestations of Eternal Success,
---------Conscientiously Observing the Obligatory Prayers,
---------Seeking Sacred Knowledge,
---------Reciting the Qur'an,
------Living with other Muslims,
---------Supplicating for the Muslims,
---------Kindness to Orphans,
---------Visiting the Sick,
---------Visiting Fellow Muslims,
------On Hospitality and Visiting,
---------Honouring Guests,
---------From the Manners of the Host,
---------From the Manners of the Guest,
---------The Islamic Greeting of Peace,
---------Greeting with the Salutation of Peace,
---------Maintaining a Cheerful Countenance,
---------Partial and Complete Greetings of Peace,
---------The Best Qualities of Islam,
---------The Greeting of the Believers,
---------Good Morning, Good Evening,
---------One Hundred Mercies for Shaking Hands and Smiling upon Meeting,
---------Kissing the Hand,
------Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil,
---------Enjoining Good,
---------The Reality of Evil,
---------Is this excuse valid?
---------The Believers do not exhibit such immoral character,
------Striving for Virtue,
---------Striving (al-Jihad),
---------The State of the Martyr with Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala,
---------The Virtue of Humanity,
---------The Reality about Humility,
---------Humility towards the Humble,
---------Humility towards the Wealthy because of their Wealth,
---------The Six Portions,
------Excellence in Social Relations,
---------Bringing Happiness to Muslims,
---------Reciting the Noble Qur'an and Increasing in Acts of Obedience,
---------Relations with Parents,
---------Relations with One's Children,
---------Relations with Young Children,
---------Relations with the Husband,
---------The Best of Women,
---------Relations with the Wife,
---------Relations with Servants,
---------Relations with Relatives,
---------Relations with Neighbours,
---------Relations with Friends,
---------Relations with the Muslims
------Manifestations of Virtuous Social Conduct,
---------The Four Levels of Social Relations,
---------The Three Signs of Happiness,
---------From the Character of Those who Quell Their Anger,
---------The Benefit for Those who Accept the Excuse of a Believer, Whether True or False,
---------The Danger for he who Fails to Accept an Excuse, even if it is False,
---------Detachment from ther World,
---------Fearing Allah,
---------Taqwa is like an Insurance Enterprise.

---Part [3]. The Destructive Vices,
------The Truth about Associating others with Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala,
------Some Issues Pertaining to Disbelief,
------Some Legal Rulings on a Person Commiting Acts of Disbelief,
------Ostentation in the Performance of Religious Duties,
------Actions Performed Publicly,
------A Remedy for Ostentation,
------Anger for Other than Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala,
------The Remedy for Hypocrisy,
------Carelessness in Performing Prayer,
------Backbiting, Being Suspicious of others and Spying,
------Failing to Cleanse Oneself of Urine,
------Eating Carrion,
------False Accusation of Fornication,
------Picture Making,
------Consuming Intoxicants,
------Failing to Assist Others,
------The Danger of Disobedience,
------A Perusal of the Major Sins,
------The Worst of Vice in Character.

---Part [4]. On Women,
------Translator's Introduction,
------Attributes of Believing Women,
------Lowering the Gaze,
------The Modesty of the Prophet, ?,
------The Benefits of Marrying Early,
------The Inversion of Moral Truths - The End Result of Disobedience,
------Things to Reflect Upon,
---------The fleeting nature of this life and what is of benefit in the next life,
---------Every deed is recorded,
---------The reward for chaste women in Paradise.

---Part [5]. On Men and Leadership,
------Leadership and the Manifestation of Justice,
------The Leader of the Muslims is the Most Needy of Good Character,
------The Just Guardian,
------Victory and Firm Establishment are Guaranteed for Believers who Rule According to Divine Legislation,
------The Religion of Islam is Appropriate for every Nation, Time and Place,
------Misguidance and Destruction in the Two Abodes is the Result of Conventional Legislation that Contradicts the Qur'an,
------The Excellence of Leadership,
------The Just Leader and His Wards,
------The Danger of Governance for a Leader who does not uphold the Duties of Office,
------The Danger of Leadership for Tyrants,
------Summary of Leadership.

---Part [6]. Let Every Person Consider,
------Let Them Contemplate Death and the Grave,
------Let Them Contemplate the Barzakh (The Intermediary Realm between the Grave and the Day of Judgement),
------Speaking Well of the Deceased,
------Visiting the Deceased,
------The Resurrection,
------The Account,
------The Day of the Overwhelming Calamity,
------The Scale,
------The Requital,
------The Bridge,
------The Intercession,
------The Fire,
------The River of Life,
------The Quenching Pool,
------The Garden.

---Part [7]. Worldly Existence,
------This Blameworthy Wordly Existence,
------The Wordly Existence of the God-Fearing Believer,
------The Wordly Life of the Iniquitous,
------The Wisest People are Ascetics, and the Poor are the First to Enter the Garden,
------A Description of Wordly Life of the Disbeliever,
------The Wordly Life of the Disbeliever,
------The Beauty of the World is a Trial,
------The State of the Noble Messenger, ?, in the World,
------The State of the Noble Companions,
---------Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,
---------'Umar ibn al-Khattab, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,
---------'Uthman ibn 'Affan, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,
---------'Ali ibn Abi Talib, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,

---Part [8].  A Sample of the Noble Character of the Messenger of Allah, ?,
------Let the Believers emulate him,
------Some of his Supplications,
------More of his Supplications,

---Part [9]. A Supplication Read at the Conclusion of a Gathering,

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