Author: Capt. Rtd. Yahya M.A. Ondigo
Publisher: International Islamic Publishing House (2010)
Pages: 336 Binding: Hardcover
Description from the publisher:
The statements and actions of our Prophet Muhammad (s) contain much that we need: rules and advice, reminders, examples, warnings and encouragement. The collection of hadiths in Forty Hadiths on Good Moral Values by Yahya Ondigo contains some of the Prophet∆s statements on positive ethics and attributes that all people-Muslims and non-Muslims-should strive to adopt in the way we deal with others; we need to work to incorporate these morals and principles into our daily habits.
The author has commented on each hadith, presenting the issue in a way designed to help readers implement what they have learned.
Demonstrating earnest leniency, tolerance and benevolence is the best way for the beauty of Islam to be seen in our own lives with our non-Muslim family members, neighbours, colleagues, workmates, schoolmates and all our fellow human beings that we interact with. Benevolence in whatever actions we undertake is the best form of da∆wah that we can give to another person. This is because our actions speak louder than our words: no matter how much we try to convince people that Muslims are generous, peaceful, tolerant, kind, amicable, charitable, and so on, words alone are not convincing enough. If our moral values and compassion are not reflected in our actions, the words become meaningless.
About the Author --
Born into a strict Christian household in Kenya, Yahya Ondigo was always a man of faith. When his questions about Christian faith were left inadequately answered, Ondigo∆s search for the truth led him towards Islam. Since then, he has pursued Islamic Studies, become a caller to Islam, and authored several books on Islamic topics, all under publication with IIPH, including My Journey from Christianity to Islam, Muslim-Christian Interactions, and Forty Hadiths on Poisonous Social Habits, which is the companion piece to this present book.Topics Include1. Honesty 352. Modesty 443. Humility 534. Courage 595. Steadfastness 666. Kindness 757. Gentleness 818. Chastity 859. Peacefulness 9210. Moderation 9711. Politeness 10612. Contentment 10913. Cheerfulness 11714. Charity 12115. Cooperation 12916. Justice 13417. Forgiveness 14718. Love 15319. Patient perseverance 16220. Benevolence 17621. Mercifulness 18322. Respect 19323. Generosity 20024. Amicability 20625. Upholding Ties of Kinship 21226. Caring for the Weak 21827. Treating Servants Well 22228. Hospitality 22729. Protecting People∆s Honour .~ 23130. Trustworthiness 23731. Good Neighbourliness 24532. Having a Good Fragrance 24833. Forbearance and Deliberation 25134. Reconciliation 25535. Giving Gifts 25936. Sincerity 26337. Visiting the Sick 27438. Thinking Well of People 27939. Observing the Rights of the Street 28540. Listening and Obeying 294Conclusion 322Bibliography 326Glossary of Islamic terms 329