This course is beneficial to all students.
Shaykh Khalil al-Nahlawi (d. 1350/1931) was a Hanafi jurist. His book, al-Durar al-Mubaha, reflects the integrity for which he was known as well as his real-world experience as a prominent merchant in Damascus. Al-Durar al-Mubaha is a guide to right action and proper comportment, in all matters of personal conduct: consumption of food and drink; dress and clothing; sight and touch; earning an income and practicing a craft; virtues and blameworthy traits of the heart.
The purpose of this course is to equip the student with knowledge of the standards that Allah Most High expects of us in our personal conduct. It will teach us not just correct behavior, but the proper attitude a Muslim is meant to have towards the blessings Allah has provided, and the outlook towards creation that this embodies.
This course addresses the issues of how to act, how to think about, and how to understand the consequences of our personal conduct.
- Teacher: Shaykh Talal Al-Azem
Nahlawi's Al-Durar Al-Mubaha fi Al-Hadhr wal-Ibaha is a concise but beautiful guide to Adab, or the proper conduct of a Muslim. It provides – through stories as well as Fiqh rules – the proper way that a Muslim should behave in their personal conduct, in accordance with the Sunna as recommended by the Hanafi school.
- This course is for adults, but can profitably be attended by children and young adults.
- It is particularly beneficial for everyone.
- It is a Level One course. No prerequisites are required to successfully complete this course.
- This course can also be taken by anyone who is interested in knowing how to carry themselves in their personal conduct, in a way that is dignified and pleases Allah Most High.
- Understand how everyday human habits can be transformed into acts of worship, and the relationship between the Sacred Law, life as a spiritual path, and witnessing The Real
- Know how to comport themselves in social situations involving food and drink or when consuming alone, according to the Sunna, and in a way that cultivates gratitude to The Provider
- Approach dress and clothing with an attitude of mindfulness of The Sustainer
- Distinguish between proper and improper interactions between people depending on the relationship, conscious of The Creator
- Know how to engage in work, trade, craft, and commerce in a fashion that reflects the consciousness of The Fashioner and The Just
- Distinguish between virtues and blameworthy traits of the heart