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Al-Adab al-Mufrad: A Perfect Code of Manners and Morality

Imam al-Bukhari, Adil Salahi




With Full Commentary


Al-Adab al-Mufrad is an anthology of over 1300 Hadith, all of which are directly related to personal and social norms of behaviour, manners and morals.




1. Dutifulness to Parents

2. Kindness to Relatives

3. Looking after Young Girls

4. Wishing for What We Missed

5. Parents and Children

6. Good Neighbourliness

7. The Most Noble of People 

8. Caring for the Weak

9. On the Loss of One’s Children

10. Best of Manners

11. On the Treatment of the Weak 

12. Humility and Responsibility 

13. Promotion of Goodness

14. Reliance on God, Ease and Simplicity

15. Consultation and Advice 

16. Love and Friendliness 

17. Refined Manners

18. The Prophet’s Supplication 

19. Young and Old

20. True and False

21. A Pledge that must not be Fulfilled 

22. No End to Charitable Work

23. No Room for Abuse

24. Wasting Money

25. A Gentle Approach All the Time

26. No Room for Injustice

27. Illness and Forgiveness

28. Visiting Sick People

29. Pride: The Quality to Avoid

30. Wives’ Jealousy

31. In Times of Hardship 

32. Miscellaneous

33. Caution and Forbearance 

34. Modesty: An Invaluable Virtue 

35. On Supplication

36. On Backbiting

37. Exemplary Hospitality

38. Miscellaneous

39. Forms of Speech

40. On Names and Appellations

41. Deference to Superiors

42. Fine Words, Fine Meanings

43. Types of Speech

44. Man and Destiny

45. Prohibitions, Weather Change, Omens etc.

46. Good Manners in All Situations

47. The Greeting of Peace and Love

48. A Special Ruling for the Prophet’s Wives

49. Privacy at Home

50. Courteous Behaviour

51. Supplication at all Times