Mawlana Ashraf 'Ali Thanawi
Paperback, 64 pages
Adab al-Mu'asharat, by the erudite sub-continent scholar Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi is a brief treatise on nurturing and perfecting our social conduct. The author presents anecdotes and practical examples from personal experience, critiquing scenarios and interactions that are often overlooked and seemingly harmless but contradict the spirit of Islam.
Whilst this publication is an easy read, it calls for practical expression; to uplift the Islamic requirements in the domain of social life and interactions, to develop healthy communities and foster peace, harmony, love, and cohesion.
In order to make this translation accessible to Muslims living in Western countries, examples (not in the original work) have been added in the footnotes discussing contemporary contexts relevant to our current times and places.
1. Etiquettes of Meeting People
2. Etiquettes of Being a Guest
3. Etiquettes of Gift-Giving
4. Etiquettes of Written Communication
5. Miscellaneous Etiquettes
6. Essential Etiquettes for the Elders