On Futuwwa (Chivalry) – Habib ‘Ali al-Jifri

As-salamu alaikum,

Habib ‘Ali al-Jifri has an excellent lecture on futuwwa – chivalry in Islam – which he defines as “a power possessing insight that is internalized and reacts in order to give victory to truth.”

The audio for the lecture on Chivalry is located here.

The videos are here:



Nota Bene: Habib ‘Ali does not merely lecture about futuwwa, he lives it. In the aftermath of the Danish cartoons, rather than acting violently as many Muslims unfortunately did, Habib ‘Ali utilized the resources of his think tank, Tabah Foundation, to invite 40 Danish youth leaders to the Middle East to connect with 40 Muslim youth leaders. There, they engaged in open dialogue and at the end, the youth leaders passed a joint-resolution mentioning how the Prophet (sallahu alayhi wa sallam) should be respected. (On a related note Shaykh Faraz contributed an article to the Copenhagen Post entitled “Why Is the Prophet’s Character Described as Being Tremendous?)

For more information about Habib ‘Ali’s role in responding with excellence and chivalry to the Danish cartoons, read the following article here or watch the following video trailer for the DVD covering the entire response here.

May Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) preserve Habib ‘Ali and the Habaib. Ameen!

wassalam