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The Content of Character: Ethical Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad Hardcover – 2005


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As a scholar, Shaykh Al-Amin Mazrui attempted to be a bridge between Islam and modernity. He argued that while Christianity became the vanguard of progress when it became more secular and less Christian, Islam was the vanguard of progress when it was more Islamic and less secular. According to Shaykh Al-Amin, progress among Muslims required not the abandonment of Islam but the recovery of the original spirit of Islamic enlightenment. Shaykh Al-Amin's choice of these favored sayings of the Prophet (pbuh) in The Content of Character--translated and introduced here by the well-known American scholar Hamza Yusuf--was influenced by his effort to be a bridge--builder, especially between the values of tradition and the norms of modernity, between the wisdom of religion and the compassion of humanity.


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HASH(0x9ae21084) out of 5 stars A Remarkable Collection ... 22 Oct. 2011
By Basit - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a remarkable collection of the sayings of the prophet. One is struck by the how concise, yet comprehensive these sayings are. They focus on character-building, morals, good manners, and ethics. A wonderful way to be introduced to the prophet of Islam, whose person, unfortunately, has been severely mischaracterized in much of Western literature on him. Elegantly translated by American Muslim scholar Hamza Yusuf. Also, the translator's notes are very instructive.

Unfortunately, very hard to find this book these days. Hope the publishers publish it again soon.
HASH(0x9ae212ac) out of 5 stars Excellent book! An ocean of wisdom that every Muslim ... 1 May 2016
By Anonymous - Published on Amazon.com
Excellent book! An ocean of wisdom that every Muslim (and non-Muslim) should benefit from. Sh. Hamza is truly one of the best scholars in this age!
HASH(0x9ae2148c) out of 5 stars Brief and Powerful 14 April 2014
By Angela Griffin - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is being used as a resource for a class. It is brief but enlightening if one wants to establish good character in daily life.
HASH(0x9ae2184c) out of 5 stars Five Stars 20 May 2016
By AliZain - Published on Amazon.com
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Very good book with a great selection on Hadith
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