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Sheikh Abdul Aziz Ahmed Fredericks
What is the meaning of the word a-d-b Adab?
Adab is that which you express good character
The word Adab (etiquette) is the word bda (begin) backwards
You start (bda) with manners (adab)
The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “My Lord has given me etiquette.”
The vehicle for manners is Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him) through the teaching of Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala
The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “Pray as you have seen me pray.” This the outward of the prayer
If you have adab with Allah Subhanu wa Ta’ala you will reach him
The purpose of prayer is to build a relationship with your creator
The word to pray Salla (prayer) means to have a link to
White is better on the environment and it better to wear in life and death
Imam Ghazali (May Allah's Ta'ala mercy be with him) recommended white
The heart is the place of emotion
Inward manners is to have love
The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “Etiquette is all of religion.”
Manners is everything that is praiseworthy in terms of your actions
Adab is good character
Adab is to stop out of respect
Adab is respecting everyone who is greater than you
If you look down at people, you lose out
Show gentleness to those who are below you
When you at a person below you, look at the blessings that you have been given and look at them with the eye of mercy.
The meaning of the word adab is put something in its right place
Umar ibn Khattab (May Allah Ta’ala be pleased with him) wrote with he left hand but did not eat with his left hand
Adab is say something correctly
Write with correct grammar.
He was in Tunisia, a drunken brother called him to his house and his religious brother refused to accept him as a Muslim, until he saw him eating.
What are the manners towards yourself?
Teach the naafs good and teach it to do good and leave bad
We are more in need of manners than knowledge
Imam Shafi (May Allah's Ta'ala mercy be with him) said, “Make adab your flour and knowledge your salt.”
If you have adab you will gain knowledge
Adab is the perfection of things