Every condition and every moment demands an aspect of Futuwwah. There is no state or time without this demand. There is a Futuwwah fit for your behaviour towards God, another towards the Prophet, and others toward his companions; yet others towards the pure ones of the past, your sheikh, your brethren, and the two angels on your shoulders who keep the accounting of your deeds. (Imam al-Sulami)
Join us every weekday afternoon this Ramadan, from 5–6pm, for a course which explores how we can counter selfishness by adopting a cardinal virtue of Islam: spiritual chivalry (futuwwah), or preferring others to one’s self. By reading a thousand-year old classic book on the topic, and reflecting on the knowledge and stories it contains, students will walk away with a clear understanding of the sunnah of ‘selflessness’ and how to operationalise this in our lives. Learn about the quintessential qualities of selflessness and chivalry: service to others; generosity of heart and hand; loyalty and friendship; and personal honour.
This course is kindly being organised and hosted by Fountain Institute, and is delivered free of charge, online via Zoom. To sign up, visit http://www.fountaininstitute.co.uk/news/futuwwa-the-way-of-spiritual-chivalry/.