Futuwwah ( Chivalry)


Meaning youth and chivalry, Futuwwah, as a term, is a composite of virtues such as generosity, munificence, modesty, chastity, trustworthiness, loyalty, mercifulness, knowledge, humility and piety, and it is one of the stations a traveler on the path to Allah passes by and a dimension of sainthood.

Sum of the four virtues:

Forgiving when one is able to punish.
Preserving mildness and acting mildly and gently when one is furious.
Wishing even one’s enemies well and doing them good.
Always being considerate of the well-being and happiness of others first even when one is needy.

“Futuwwah is knowing that others can be forgiven for their misdeeds,
but you yourself are always at fault;
that everyone and everything else is complete,
while you yourself are lacking.
Futuwwah is showing understanding and compassion equally to what appears good and what appears bad.
The highest form of Futuwwah is when nothing occupies you but Allah.”

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Al Fayda of Islam ~Allah-umma Salli 'ala Sayyidina Mohammadin al-Fati'hi limaa ughliqa, wal khatimi limaa sabaqa, Naasiri-l-'Haqqi bil-'Haqqi wal Hadi ilaa Siratiqa-l-Mustaqim, wa 'ala aalihi 'haqqa Qadrihi wa Miqdaarihi-l-'Adhim.

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