Three Treatises : Mutual Reminding, Good Manners & The Aphorisms

Dr. Mostafa Badawi


This volume contains three concise treatises: Mutual Reminding, Good Manners & The Aphorisms of the venerable Imam al-Haddad.

This volume contains three concise treatises of the venerable Imām al-Ḥaddād. The first treatise, Mutual Reminding, distills the ethic and content of offering good counsel to one another. The chief elements of counsel, says the Imām, are Taqwā, an active fear and consciousness of God, and detachment from the material world.

These elements connect with the topic of the second treatise, Good Manners, which discusses the manners recommended of the spiritual wayfarer as he or she takes the path to spiritual felicity. The third treatise, The Aphorisms, is a compilation of Imām al-Ḥaddād’s wise insights on a broad range of topics and includes the commentary of Shaykh Muḥammad Ḥayāt al-Sindī.

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Dr Mostafa Badawi, the translator, is a distinguished authority on the history and teachings of the Bā ‘Alawī Sayyids. Also a practicing psychiatrist, Dr Badawi is a resident of the Holy City of Madina.

“Dr. Badawi has been instrumental in introducing works of Imam ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAlawī al-Ḥaddād to the English readership. “

Dr. Mostafa al-Badawi is a scholar of Islamic sciences as well as a consultant Psychiatrist. Dr. Badawi is one of the leading contemporary translators of Islamic books from Arabic to English. He has translated the 10 treatises that constitute the complete prose works of Imām al-Ḥaddād, Key to the Garden by Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad, The Degrees of the Soul by Shaykh al-Shabrāwī, and a collection of Bā-Alawī treatises recently published under the title Spiritual Insights.

Dr. Mostafa al-Badawi