At the “Traditional Halaqa” I attendend in Peterborough (UK) last week we were taught a poem on akhlaq by ustadh Thaqib Mahmood (http://wlsis.org/bios/Thaqib%20bio.htm), may Allah reward him.  For a week long we studied a text called “‘Unwan al-Hikam“, Title for Wisdoms, by the author and poet Abu al-Fath al-Busti rahimullah. Not much can be found on this poet on the net (I read somewhere he is considered as a humanist; he was from the town Bust in Afghanistan.) but the Arabic text itself can be found here:


Shaykh Abu Ghuddah (http://www.aboghodda.com/) rahimullah wrote a commentary on this poem, see: http://www.sunnah.org/history/Scholars/ghudda.htm (nr. 21).

Ustadh Thaqib translated (from Arabic to English) and taught this text in a great way and I felt like if every muslim was to act upon it this world would be beautiful world. So may Allah give you and me the strength to live according to this text and implement it in our lives.

For very inspiring and interesting video-lectures on akhlaq, watch the lectures by sidi Abu Eesa Niamatullah on the book by imam al-Bukhari (r.) “al-Adab al-Mufrad” from this link: http://www.propheticguidance.co.uk/html/media1.asp


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  1. Assalaamu Alaykum,
    Masha’Allah nice post akhee – I was wondering if you got the translation of this poem? I attended the halaqa too, but the poem is too long to type up.

    Ma salaama

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