The Refinement Of Character : English Translation Of Selected Chapters Of Mukhtasar Minhaj Al-Qasidin (A Textbook On The Ethics Of Self-Discipline)Dar As-Sunnah (UK)
Allah, the Most High said:
وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ
“And indeed, you are of a great moral character." [Surah Al-Qalam 68:4]
The Messenger of Allah (Sallalahu Alayhe Wassalam) said:
"There is nothing which is heavier upon the balance than the good character." [Saheeh Muslim]
For a Muslim, nobility of character is sought from the Qur’an and Sunnah. True servitude to Allah, the Most High, is to adhere to the principles, fundamentals and etiquettes that are based upon the teachings of Islam with complete submission to Allah and His final Messenger, Muhammad (Sallalahu Alayhe Wassalam).
Refining the character and restraining lust is of utmost importance in any individual’s life. For this reason it is imperative that the believer seeks to apply the teachings of our righteous predecessors, who were at the pinnacle of ethics and nobility. Their moderation in every matter related to faith, character and manners is a shining example for all those that would like to tread in their footsteps.
The Refinement Of Character is an English translation of selected chapters of the classical book Mukhtasar Minhaj Al-Qasidin (A Textbook On The Ethics Of Self-Discipline) by Imam Ibn Qudamah Al-Maqdisi (r).
This work covers the ethics of eating, marriage and companionship, earning a living, traveling, enjoying the good and staying away from sin and evil deeds, as well as the rulings on music and singing. It ends with heartfelt advice from our righteous predecessors and illustrates the beautiful character of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallalahu Alayhe Wassalam).
Anyone who adorns them self with this Islamic Character will indeed achieve nobility of the elite of Allah’s creation, which is beloved to our Creator, Allah, the Most High.
“O Muslim, adorn and beautify yourself with great morals and manners.”
Title: The Refinement Of Character - English translation Of Selected Chapters Of Mukhtasar Minhaj Al-Qasidin (A Textbook On The Ethics Of Self-Discipline)
Author: Imam Ibn Qudamah
Publisher: Dar As-Sunnah (UK)
Size: 15 cm x 21 cm
Edition Number: 1st
Year Of Publication: 2019
Weight: 0.29 kg
Imam Muwaffaq ad-Din Ibn Qudamah Al-Maqdisi [d. 620 AH] was a leading scholar and an ascetic known for his piety and vast knowledge. He is renowned for authoring major authoritative treatises of Hanbali jurisprudence and doctrine. He was the Imam of the Hanabilah and the Muslim community at large, unparalleled in Islamic jurisprudence.
Imam Ibn Kathir said of him, ".... there was not found in his era nor before it by a long span of time, anyone possessing more understanding of the religion than him