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Book recommendation of character

Fatwaa ID: 195

Question:

Assalamu Alaykum WRWB respected scholars of Islam,

I am looking for any books in English, but Arabic also welcome on character. Even if it is extensive and not brief. I have heard reading the shamaail is good but I want to go more into it. For example in your Ramadhan talk on Anas ibn Malik RA, Mufti Ebrahim may Allah bless him mentioned a story of a sahabi who kept going to his family but they would not be nice to him. The Prophet peace be upon him told him to keep going back so as to not break family ties. 

I would like to read such a book that includes the above kind of stories too where even the hurt are showed why and how to keep going. Is there such a book? Or perhaps you may be able to recommend some chapters in the Sihah Sittah that cover all aspects that I can study over again, ranging from how much to talk, how to behave with people whether in speech, behaviour, manners and so on. 

Please remember me in your duas.

WSWRWB

Answer:

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Sister in Islam,

It is pleasing to note your zeal on perfecting your character and conduct.

You may benefit from the following books:

  • The Sublime Conduct of Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam)[i] –English
    Compiled by Mufti Muhammad Irshad Ahmad Qasmi
    Translated and edited by Abdur Rahman ibn Hafiz Hussein Kolia
  • Sayyiduna Muhammad Rasulullaah (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) –Arabic and English
    By Shaykh Abdullaah Siraajud Deen Al-Husaini
  • Hayaatus Sahaabah[ii] –Arabic and English
    By Shaykh Muhammad Yusuf Kandahlawi
  • Aadabul Mu’aasharat[iii] -English
    By Shaykh Ashraf ‘Ali Thaanwi
  • Islamic Manners[iv] -English
    By Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattaah Abu Ghuddah

You may also listen to the discourses of my honorable teacher, Mufti Ebrahim Desai (Hafizahullaah) on the Qaseedah Burdah: http://daruliftaa.net/~dar60/index.php/resources/downloads/viewcategory/75-discourses-on-the-qaseedah-burdah

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best

Muajul I. Chowdhury
Student, Darul Iftaa
New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


[i] https://archive.org/details/TheSublimeConductOfRasulullahs.a.w-Ash-shamailAl-kubraByShaykh

[ii] https://nmusba.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/hayatus-sahabah-english-by-shaykh-muhammad-yusuf-kandhelvi-r-a/

https://archive.org/details/HayatusSahabaarabic-4VolsSet

[iii] http://booksforislah.blogspot.co.za/2012/04/read-online-download-pdf.html

[iv]https://muftimuhammadibnadamislamicmanners.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/islamic_manners_shaykh_abdul_fattah_abu_ghuddah.pdf

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