The Sufi Way of Chivalry

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“Do good consistently to your mother and father. Visit your kin, do not see the faults of others, keep secret their wrongdoings, and advise them only when no one can hear. Pray for the sinners and pardon their wrongdoings. Feel the evil and terror of your ego, and the shame of going along with it. Show consideration to people with compassion, kindness and goodness […] Be modest before people of knowledge. Discern the truth in what you hear and accept it. Save your tongue from lies and slander […] Be sincere and pure in your actions. See what is good and beautiful in creation. Avoid those of an evil disposition and befriend the good. Leave your wants, and throw away the desire to be praised for your achievements.”

—— Imam Sulami (d. 11th C CE) Kitab al-Futuwwah.

Ya Haqq!

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