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Futuwwa is to prefer others over one’s self. Futuwwa is for one to always work for the sake of others; it is also said that it is that one never sees one’s self as holding any favor over another, nor possessing any rights upon another.

Ja’far al-Sadiq was once asked, “What is Futuwwa?” He replied: “Futuwwah is not possible with quarreling and backbiting. Futuwwah is feeding people, giving to them, being pleasant and honorable to them, and not causing them diffculties.”

Going through the Futuwwa text book An Abridgement of THE WAY OF SPIRITUAL CHIVALRY by Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn al-Husayn al-Sulami.

  • Mondays

    Pre recorded

  • Date

    Was held during Ramadhan 2019

  • Location

    Online Zoom

  • Duration



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The Auther: Ibn Al-Husayn al-Sulami

Brief Bio of Auther

A highly respected Sufi saint and scholar of the 10th century, Ibn al-Husayn al-Sulami compiled this book as a guide to enlightened behavior for the spiritual aspirant

Teacher: Shaykh Talal Al Azim

Course Teacher

Talal Al-Azem studied the disciplines of Islamic learning in Syria and Turkey, and is a university lecturer in Islamic history and theology. His works include Prayers of Occasions, a book describing different prayers to be performed through.

Text: The Way of Sufi Chivlary

Book Synopsis

Futuwwah is a state of mind. It means placing other people above oneself. It is being generous and altruistic. It is self-denial, immunity to disappointment, indulgence toward other people’s short-comings. It is love. Love is the essence of Futuwwah; love of God, love of His creation, love of Love.