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It is a pious duty for believers to teach the good and to practice it. Anyone who does both these things at once is doing two virtuous deeds to perfection. This book documents the wisdom derived from Qu'ran and Sunnah. This book will benefit a person more than financial treasures and possessions of property, if he meditates upon it, and if God enables him to make good use of it. The intention is to remedy whatever is corrupt in our character, and to heal the sickness of our souls. It is presented with good intentions and blessings with a good heart. Contents include: • The Treatment to be given to Souls, and the Reform of Vicious Characters • The Mind and Repose • Knowledge • Morals and Behaviour • Friends, Close Friends, and the Exchange of Advice • The Different Kinds of Love • Different Kinds of Physical Beauty • Practical Morality • The Treatment of Corrupt Character • Curious Particularities of the Characteristics of the Soul • A Man�s Desire to know, what you Should Tell Him and Not Tell Him, and How to be Praised and Renowned • The Way to Attend Study-Sessions Ali ibn Ahmad ibn Sa`id ibn Hazm, Abu Muhammad al-Farisi al-Andalusi al-Qurtubi al-Yazidi (d. 465), praised by al-Dhahabi as 'the peerless imam, the Ocean of sciences and disciplines, the jurist, hadith master, scholar of kalam, man of letters, Zahiri minister, and prolific author.' He was born into a princely family of Cordova where his education first centered on Arabic poetry, philosophy, and kalam. Ibn Hazm is well known for following the Zahiriyya (literalist) school devised originally by Dawud ibn al Isfahani (d.270 AH) and became it's founding father in it's developed form . He was opposed by many scholars of his time in Cordoba and Valencia. Some of his books were publicly burned as a mark of punishment by the command of al-Mu'tamid ibn Abbas in Seville. During the brief period he spend in Almeira he engaged in active debates with Jews and Christians, and was very much involved in the study of other religion. However even his enemies and critics acknowledged that his learning was vast and deep.