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Living Wisely - Teachings of Mawardi on Ethics and Human Wellbeing

Living Wisely - Teachings of Mawardi on Ethics and Human Wellbeing

An Abridged Translation of Mawardis Adab al-Dunya wa al-Din

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In this book, I seek to provide a guide to the wisdom we need to attain felicity in the two domains (the spiritual and the worldly). I have taken the middle path between brevity and lengthy disquisitions. I have struck a balance between the meticulousness of scholarly discourse and the emotional refinement of literature. Nothing in it, therefore, is either too difficult to be understood nor too subtle to be visualized.


I have relied on the Book of God for the principles it provides and the exalted example of His Messenger. I have then used the sayings of the sages, the aphorisms of the masters of rhetoric and the sayings of poets because the human spirit finds comfort in variety and is easily bored with monotony.

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