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Al-Ghazali’s Ihya’ Ulum al-Din

The Ethics of Companionship and Fellowship

Chapter One

On the Virtues of Companionship and Fellowship, its conditions, degrees,
benefits

On the Virtues of Companionship and Fellowship

Know that companionship is the fruit of good manners, separation is the fruit of
bad manners. So good manners yield cordiality and companionship and
coexistence. But bad manners yield hatred, envy and discord. As much as the
producer is praiseworthy the fruit will be likewise. The virtues of good manners
are evident in religion, Allah, the Almighty praised His Prophet, praise and peace
be upon him, for his good manners: “Surely, you (Prophet Muhammad) are of a