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Virtue and Vice
Virtue and Vice
Virtue and Vice
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Virtue and Vice

Muhammed Mitwalli Ash Sha'rawi

Paperback

9781870582575

 

Before every human being lies two possible paths he or she can follow: the path of divine guidance and the path of disobedience to Allah. Allah made these two paths clear and then allowed us to choose freely either obedience to Him and His Mercy or, alternatively, disobedience to Him and His punishment. Allah – blessed and exalted is He! – only gave us this choice for a limited period in our life in this world. He has not given us any choice regarding any of the events of this world, He only gave us a choice with respect to the path we may take: that of obedience or disobedience.

 

In this book Shaykh Muhammad Mitwalli ash-Sha'rawi deals with obedience and disobedience, virtue and vice; and it shows these two paths, one of which leads to paradise and the other to punishment by Allah in Hell-fire. He first deals with aspects of virtue in one's dealings with others and with Allah's creatures, and then obeying Allah's commands and then with aspects of vice in one's dealings and in one's character. Shaykh ash-Sha'rawi discusses with his usual eloquence the theoretical and practical aspects of both paths.

 

Contents

 

VIRTUE

Obedience

Veiling People’s Faults

Trusting in Allah

Doing Good

Truthfulness

Steadfastness

Goodness (Birr)

Restraining Anger

Correct Behaviour towards Parents, Relatives and Orphans

- Parents

- Relatives

- Orphans

Wisdom (Hikma)

Justice

Man’s Acceptance of Allah’s Trust

Accepting Allah’s Decree

Spending out of the desire to please Allah

 

VICE

Envy

Prodigality

Wrongdoing

Mockery and Making Light of People

Corruption

Treachery

Scheming (Kayd)

Demands of Gratitude for sadaqa

Pride

Vanity and Boastfulness

Miserliness

Evildoing

 

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