Al Adab al Mufrad - A code for everyday living: The example of the Early Muslims
A unique and comprehensive volume pact with empowering Islamic examples of personal development in every aspect of daily life. Carefully translated from the original Arabic into English for the first time. It provides a vivid insight into the moral conduct of the early Muslims in a society led by the perfect character of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, ('I was only sent to perfect good character'). The Companions represent excellent examples of men of vigorous moral stature whose conduct inspired and attracted masses to the fold of Islam wherever they went during the expansion of the Muslim territories, and contrary to the stereotypic portrayal, in the West, of Islam as being spread by the sword. The Prophet's words are as relevant today as they were fourteen hundred years ago. This unique collection of 1322 ahadith and athar is one of the earliest and most authentic works on Islamic etiquette and the Islamic way of life. Not only are they practical and inspiring, but they also fulfil a desperate need for an authoritative guide on morality and spirituality for Muslims living in a modern, secular society where the line between right and wrong is increasingly blurred. This book is an essential cornerstone of Islamic morality and is suitable for both the general reader and the academic alike. Its author, Imam Bukhari [196-256AH, 810-870CE] is the most celebrated figure in Islamic literary history. In view of these facts, Al-Adab al-Mufrad becomes an absolutely essential addition to every Islamic library.