Ibn Aqil al-Hanbali's Essay on Islamic Manners By Abu-l-Wafa Ali b. Aqil al-Hanbali
This book is a translation of Ibn 'Aqil al-Hanbali's (d. 513/1119) essay on Islamic manners, Fusül al-ādāb wa makārim al-akhlāq al-mashrū'a. It presents a significant number of commendable etiquettes Muslims are required to observe for everyday living and dealings. Ibn 'Aqil's essay is considered to be the shortest, and the earliest extant work from the Hanbali school on Islamic manners. The
language employed in the translation has been kept simple, straightforward, and modern to make the work accessible to everyone. This bilingual edition, with its parallel Arabic text, will allow readers to access the original Arabic and hopefully
help with vocabulary building, oracy, and future translations. In Islam, good manners(ādāb) are required and admired; and it's developed through study and practice. It is hoped the translation, Ibn Aqil al-Hanbali's Essay on Islamic Manners becomes a means to refine manners better. Jewel Jalil did his opening Arabic and Islamic studies in England and Yemen. He read part of his BA in Islamic studies at Al-Jāmi'a Al-Wataniyya, Sana'a,and his MA at SOAS, University of London. Currently he is reading his PhD in Arab and Islamic studies at the University of Exeter. His other publications include: An Epitome of Hanbali Substantive Law(2018),and The Student's Guide (2020).