Friday Reflections 02.04.2021

Salam alaikum and Jummah Mubarak!

I read and discuss Chapter 1, “The Tree of Bad Manners” from Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani’s book, “The Sufi Science of Self-Realization” (2006), pages 54-57.

May Allah ﷻ guide and inspire us to be among those who have good manners and are successful. 🤲🏻

Recorded live on 2nd April 2021.

One thought on “Friday Reflections 02.04.2021

  1. Greetings to all whom this comment might be directed. I apologise for not being able to address directly all parties here as there was some confusion as to those sharing in this topic of manners. My first question to my readers here is “Might “manners” or “etiquette” be a topic discussed in objective terms or is it purely subjective?” I am sure the reading audience knows as well as those commenting here that what might be looked upon in one culture as polite behavior may be seen as offensive in another. How many people here have seen the Alfred Hitchcock thriller, “The Man Who Knew Too Much”. There is a scene in the movie in which “Dr McKenna” and his wife are dinning in a Moroccan restaurant and the doctor naively begins eating, using the fingers that he felt were needed to eat the meat on his plate, when a sharp-eyed server, standing nearby, witnessed what was going on and admonished him to eat with only two fingers when picking up his meat as it was considered ill-mannered to do otherwise. How many people in Western culture would eat fried chicken with two fingers, all the while considering it to be cultured or well-mannered? My second question is “Might manners be confused with protocol?”

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