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Topic: Sunnah of Social Behavior
Posted By: Murabit
Subject: Sunnah of Social Behavior
Date Posted: 08 February 2006 at 5:20pm

Sunnah of Social Behavior - from Imam Bukhari’s al-Adab al-Mufrad


  • - I. Parents
  • - II. Ties of Kinship
  • - III. Mawlas
  • - IV. Looking After Girls
  • - V. Looking After Children
  • - VI. Neighbours
  • - VII. Generosity and Orphans
  • - VIII. Children Dying
  • - IX. Being a Master
  • - X. Responsibility
  • - XI. Correctness
  • - XII. Dealing with people cheerfully
  • - XIII. Consulation
  • - XIV. Dealings with people and good character
  • - XV. Cursing and Defamation
  • - XVI. Praising People
  • - XVII. Visiting and Guests
  • - XVIII. The Elderly
  • - XIX. Children
  • - XX. Mercy
  • - XXI. Social Behaviour
  • - XXII. Separation
  • - XXII. Advice
  • - XXIII. Defamation
  • - XXIV. Extravagance in Building
  • - XXV. Compassion
  • - XXVI. Attending to this world
  • - XXVII. Injustice
  • - XXVIII. Illness and Visiting those who are ill
  • - XXIX. General Behaviour
  • - XXX. Supplication
  • - XXXI. Guests and Spending
  • - XXXII. Speech
  • - XXXIII. Names
  • - XXXIV. Kunyas
  • - XXXV. Poetry
  • - XXXVI. Words
  • - XXXVII. General Behaviour
  • - XXXVIII. Omens
  • - XXXIX. Sneezing and Yawning
  • - XD. Gestures
  • - XDI. Greeting
  • - XDII. Asking Permission to Enter
  • - XDIII. People of the Book
  • - XDIV. Letters and greetings
  • - XDIV. Gatherings
  • - XDV. Behaviour with people
  • - XDVI. Sitting and lying down
  • - XDVII. Mornings and evenings
  • - XDVIII. Sleeping and going to bed
  • - XDIX. Animals
  • - D. Midday Naps
  • - DI. Circumcision
  • - DII. Betting and similar pastimes
  • - DIII. Various
  • - DIV. Aspects of Behaviour
  • - DV. Anger

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"I am a slave. I eat as a slave eats and I sit as a slave sits.", Beloved, sallallahu alyhi wa-sallam.

Posted By: rami
Date Posted: 21 March 2006 at 4:35am
Bi ismillahir rahmanir raheem

assalamu alaikum

When it comes to ahadith collections such as the one above and below you can take advice from them literally, generally speaking that is and act on it as they pertain to adab or muslim character and etiquettes not fiqh rulings which are a separate field of knowledge and require much deeper analysis of all the evidence. this also goes for the Quran or other ahadith collections such as sahih bukhari when they are referring to Adab, you dont need someone to investigate and see that allah is merciful or karim but you do when it comes to matters such inheritance and business. Insha allah khair.

Riyad as-Salihin

(The Meadows of the Righteous)


Index - 1.Sincerity - 2. Repentance - 3. Steadfastness - 4. Truthfulness - 5. Watchfulness - 6. Fearful Awareness of Allah - 7. Certainty and Trust in Allah - 8. On Going Straight - 9. Reflection - 10. Hastening to perform good actions - 11. Striving - 12. On the encouragement to increase good actions - 13. The many paths of good - 14. Moderation in Worship - 15.Perserverance in actions - 16. The command to follow the Sunna - 17. The Obligation to obey the judgement of Allah - 18. Chapter: The prohibition against innovations - 19. The one who makes a good or bad sunna - 20. On showing the way to good - 21.Helping one another to goodness and fear of Allah - 22. Good Counsel - 23. Commanding the right and forbidding the wrong - 24. The harsh punishment of someone who commands right or forbids wrong while his own actions contradict what he says - 25. The command to deliver trusts - 26. Injustice - 27. Respecting the sacred things of the Muslims - 28. Veiling the faults of Muslims - 29. Taking care of the needs of the Muslims - 30. Intercession - 31. Putting things right between people - 32. The excellence of the weak - 33. Kindness to orphans and girls - 34. Treating women well - 35. The rights of a husband from his wife - 36. Spending on one's family - 37. Spending out of what one loves - 38. On the obligation to command one's family and children to obey Allah - 39. The right of the neighbour - 40. Dutifulness to parents - 41. The prohibition of disobeying parents - 42. The excellence of dutifulness shown to the friends of one's father and mother, relatives, wife, and others - 43. Honouring the people of the family of the Messenger of Allah - 44. Respect for people of knowledge, the great and people of importance - 45.Visiting the people of virtue, sitting with them and keeping their company - 46. The excellence of love for the sake of Allah - 47. On the signs of Allah's love for His slave - 48. Cautioning against causing injury to the righteous, the weak and the poor - 49. Judging people according to the outward while leaving their secrets to Allah - 50. On Fear - 51. On Hope - 52. On the Excellence of Hope - 53. On combining Fear and Hope - 54. The Excellence of Weeping - 55. On the Excellence of making do with little of this world - 56. On the excellence of hunger - 57. On Contentment, self-restraint, and moderation in life style and spending - 58. On the permission to take that which is not asked for - 59. The encouragement to eat from the work of one's own hand - 60. On generosity - 61. Forbidding miserliness and avarice - 62. On preferring others - 63. On the desire for in matters which pertain to the Next World - 64. On the excellence of the grateful wealthy person - 65. On remembering death - 66. On the recommendation for men to visit the graves - 67. On it being disliked to wish for death - 68. On scrupulousness - 69. On the recommendation to withdraw when things are corrupt - 70. On the excellence of having dealings with people - 71. On Humility - 72. On the Prohibition of pride and arrogance - 73. On Good Character - 74. On forbearance, patience and kindness - 75. On pardon - 76. On enduring injury - 77. On anger when the sacred things of the Shari'a are violated - 78. On commanding those in authority to be kind to their subjects - 79. On the just ruler - 80. On the obligation to obey those in authority - 81. On the prohibition against seeking authority - 82. On encouraging the Sultan, qadi and others in authority to adopt a righteous counsellor - 83. Not appointing those who desire authority - Book of Adab (84-99) - Book on the Adab related to Food (100-116) - Book of Clothing (117-126) - Book of the Adab of Sleep (127-128) - 129. On the Adab of the Assembly - 130. On Dreams - Book of the Greeting (131-143) - Book on Visiting the Sick (144-149) - Chapters on Dying and the Funeral (150-165) - Book of the Adab of Travelling (166-179) - Book of Virtues (180-231) - Recitation of the Qur'an (180-184) - Wudu'(185) - Adhan (186) - The Prayer (187-213 ) - Siwak and Fitra (214) - Zakat (215) - Fasting (216) - 232. Book of I'tikaf - 233. Book of Hajj - Book of Jihad (234-240) - Book of Knowledge - Book of Praise of Allah and Thankfulness to Him - Book on the Prayer on the Messenger of Allah - Book of Dhikr - Book of Supplications - Book on Things which are Forbidden - 370. On various stories - 371. On asking forgiveness - 372. On what Allah has promised the believers in the Garden

Rasul Allah (sallah llahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "Whoever knows himself, knows his Lord" and whoever knows his Lord has been given His gnosis and nearness.

Posted By: Alwardah
Date Posted: 14 April 2006 at 11:35am

As Salamu Alaikum

Jazakallahu Khairan brothers Murabit and Rami for all these links.

Masha Allah it is great to have them here in one place.


“Verily your Lord is quick in punishment; yet He is indeed Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful (Surah Al-An’am 6:165)
"Indeed, we belong to Allah and to Him is our return" (Surah Baqarah 2: 155)

Posted By: amah
Date Posted: 04 May 2006 at 3:28am

Allah is Sufficient as a Walee (Protector) and Allah is Sufficient as a Naseer (Helper).
(Surah An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #45)

Posted By: Amina16
Date Posted: 12 August 2006 at 10:14pm
jazakallahukhair those sites where very useful.  Does anyone know a place i can order the books.  i've been looking 4 the sunnah translated in english 4 a while.  i only have it in arabic which i don't understand but can read.  My dad usually translates it for me but i would like to read the translation myself.  reading from the computer hurts my eyes.  so please if u can find it for me i would really like that.  

"Words have Power" ex: The Quran

Posted By: Murabit
Date Posted: 13 August 2006 at 5:20am

Originally posted by Amina16 Amina16 wrote:

Does anyone know a place i can order the books.   

Here we go Sis: -

I've got the book and mashAllah, it is excellent.

"I am a slave. I eat as a slave eats and I sit as a slave sits.", Beloved, sallallahu alyhi wa-sallam.

Posted By: Amina16
Date Posted: 13 August 2006 at 10:02am
jizakallahkheir the link was very helpful

"Words have Power" ex: The Quran

Posted By: Daniel Dworsky
Date Posted: 18 December 2006 at 12:17am
Dear Murabit and Rami,
Thank You for these links. So many of the Jewish and christian people I
deal with are fearful of Islam. Many of the Muslims that I deal with
assume that I am ignorant. This will serve me well. I have a Muslim friend
who years ago was my co-worker in an orchestra run by another friend
(Our boss at the time) who happened to be jewish.

Both parties thought the other to be cheating the other. I fed my muslim
friend a few lines of talmud appropriate to use in his meeting with my
Jewish friend (Our boss) They became great friends. Both are complicated
people both had at the time newly embraced their separate religious
In the end it turns out they were both fair but both lacking in their social
skills. They still work together today. They still argue like an old married
couple. To me they refer to each other playfully as Golda and Farakan. I
have blessedly moved on.

Date Posted: 21 January 2007 at 5:50pm


JazakAllahKhair.....very good links.

Posted By: poga
Date Posted: 05 February 2008 at 5:00am

with just two post murabit and rami covered every aspect of successful society congratulation to both of them

i also like to add comment of BARZAKH on similar issue

Mr Barzakh Fitrath Ullah : The plague of teenage antisocial behavior
Treat it with social labour
Please give them something to do
They too are complete human beings with heart mind and RUH
Let them work at home
With Fathers sheep's and Mothers loom

from SWEETSWORDS 67 [ Domestic Drill ]


Posted By: ayesha999
Date Posted: 23 February 2010 at 6:54am
how do i get these valuable hadith on my mobile ;please answer.

Posted By: Ayesha.ansari
Date Posted: 18 April 2012 at 1:03am
Sunnah of Holy prophet Muhammad (saw) has complete lessons in each aspects of our lives. We just need to find out the knowledge of hadith in order to get spiritual guidance which may lead to the way of janna.

Posted By: tayek1967
Date Posted: 11 May 2012 at 6:54am
This is the lot of lesson. what is the easy way to learn sunnah of social behavior ? may be the practical life of Hazrat Mohammad (sm). Is actually it ?

Posted By: AnnieThomas
Date Posted: 15 April 2015 at 4:27am
Jazakallah khair, this link works great.

Posted By: ahmedfarhan
Date Posted: 25 June 2015 at 10:17pm
Masha Allah! Both are great post and links.

Posted By: ahmedfarhan
Date Posted: 22 July 2015 at 12:44am
MashaAllah it is excessive to have them at this time in one place. The link was very Cooperative.

Posted By: AayanKhan
Date Posted: 23 July 2015 at 5:15am
As-salamu Alaikum ..
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Posted By: long123
Date Posted: 27 July 2015 at 2:56am

Posted By: Jannahgoals
Date Posted: 02 August 2015 at 7:33pm
Whoever says this 10 times will have a reward equal to that for freeing four slaves from the progeny of Prophet Ismail -
La ilaha illallahu, wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu, wa Huwa ala kulli shain Qadir. [Al- Bukhari and Muslim]

The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. - Bukhari and Muslim
Intentions are made in the mind, from the heart. ♡
"Before you do anything, make the intention that you are doing it to please Allah, even if you're just making a cup of tea for someone".

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Posted By: AayanKhan
Date Posted: 04 August 2015 at 11:53pm
Rewards of our good activites depends on our intentions.

Posted By: abuayisha
Date Posted: 05 August 2015 at 7:39am
The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions .... and whether or not the deed is according religious prescripts.

Posted By: ahmedfarhan
Date Posted: 11 March 2016 at 3:38am
Sunnah of Holy prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has whole educations in each feature of our lives. We just essential to find out the information of hadith in order to get spiritual direction which may lead to the method of janna.

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