"Spirit of Good Morals"
book originated in the year 1920 as a one hundred and twenty one verse poem written in the Arabic language, in praise of Allah
(God), Glorified is He, and in commemoration of His Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWS), named “Spirit of Good Morals”.
It was written by Shaykh of Islam Al-Hajj Ibrahim ibn Al-Hajj Abdullah
Niasse, as advice to the “People of Tariqa”, the Tijaniyya Brotherhood in particular, and to humanity at large.
Since that time it has been translated into English by his grandson Shaykh
Hassan ‘Aliyyu Cisse, the Chief Imam of Shaykh Ibrahim Niasse Mosque (pictured on the front). Most recently, Shaykh
Hassan Cisse has added verses from Al-Quran, narrations of the Prophet (SAWS), and his own commentary which relate to the
poetic verses of the advice. May Allah accept.
“Sufism is a spiritual clinic with doctors who have knowledge of
attending to ailments of the soul.
For a sick patient who requires cure and doses of medicine from the clinic, there is
the need for him to make declaration of his sickness and acceptance of patient-hood.
In taking Tariqa, one should be aware
that Tariqa is a commitment and the beginning of an endless journey.
Shaykh Ibrahim here advises that for one to profit
in this journey, he should at all times seek righteousness.” [176 pages]
"Mine of Wisdom"
speech on various aspects of Tasawwuf (Islamic Spiritual Science), including the different levels and nature of mystical experience,
the validity and efficacy of Kashf as a means of knowledge, and the value of mystical illumination. Plus a section On The
Essentials Of Marriage And Divorce. $5.00 plus $2.00 mailing, [40 Pages]
"Shaykh Al Islam: Al Hajj Ibrahim Niasse"
The first article, "A Man Apart", is taken from the September 1985 AFRICA EVENTS magazine, and is concerning Al Hajj Shaykh
Ibrahim Niasse. The following two articles were published in the Special 25 July 1992 issue of the Al Faydatou Tijaniyya magazine.
"The 17th Anniversary of The Disappearance of the Shaykh Al Islam Al Hajj Ibrahim Niasse", and "The Eternal Islam", a speech
that was given by Shaykh Ibrahim in Kaolack, Senegal, the 19th of the Lunar month of Rabi' al Awwal in 1385 Hijra. $5.00 plus
$2.00 mailing, [32 Pages]
"Shaykh Ahmad Al Tijani"
A short biography, plus two short
"A Letter From Shaykh Ahmad Tijani" wherein Shaykh Ahmad Tijani gives an answer to someone who asked about
the Isnad of our Tariqa, and
"`Ali Harazim informs us": `Ali Harazim informs us in Jawahir Al-Ma`ani that he found a document
in the Shaykh's handwriting containing his requests of the Prophet (pbuh), (while seeing him in dream) regarding salvation. $5.00
plus $2.00 mailing, [16 Pages]
(The Glorious Crown and the Fundamental
Needsof the Students of the Brotherhood) and
Conditions Of The Tijaniyyah Tariqa According To:
"Kitab Al Fath Al
(The Godly gnostic of what the followers of Tijaniyyah would need)***
Translation into English By: Shaykh
Sidi `Ali Cisse
$5.00 plus $2.00 mailing, [32 Pages]
"A Talim on Marriage in Islam"
A Talim of answers (from
Qur`an and Hadith), to Questions about Marriage that were asked by the Sisters of a small community of an Imam. Also a small
segment of a speech on "Things to be sought in Marriage" by Sh. Hassan `Ali Cisse followed by a short essay on the same subject.
$5.00 plus $2.00 mailing, [20 Pages]
"An Introduction To Islam"
A short essay, in the form
of a book, that we hope will serve to inform a wider public of some of the features of the Islamic Faith. It may even enlighten
its readers to one of many reasons for accepting Islam as a complete way of life, since its main focal point is that mental
and spiritual help needed for standing up to world problems and pressures can be found in Islam. $5.00 plus $2.00 mailing,
"A Tariqa Tijaniyya Marriage Khutbah"
This is a short Marriage
Khutbah that is used by some of the students of Shaykh Hassan Cisse. It is written in Arabic, English, and English transliteration.
It also has a Du'a for the married couple at the end. $5.00 plus $2.00 mailing, [8 pages]
"Islamic Stories and Warnings About Satan (Shaytan)"
little book is a collection of three (3) stories about Shaytan (Satan), the accursed, that have been passed around amongst
the Muslims and eventually handed to us.
The first article "The Story of Satan" is from a publication called Islamic Quarterly.
It is under the heading of "Ibn Al-Arabi's Story of Satan", and has notes at the end.
The second article is titled "Shaytan
called a Worldwide Convention!" and has been forwarded around through Muslim Internet e-mail, and to us.
The third article
is titled "An Interview With Shaytan (The Cursed One), by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)". It is from Ad-Dawa al-Islamiya (magazine),
1st Quarter of 1992.
The publishers of the second and third articles have expressly asked the readers to republish their
articles. This book is only published for giving information (Da'wah) on Al - Islam and as a not-for-profit fund raising effort
of the A.A.I.I. $5.00 plus $2.00 mailing, [40 pages]
"Shaykh Ibrahim Niasse: Revivalist of the Sunnah"
of this discussion, Shaykh al-Islam Al-Hajj Ibrahim Niasse, was a knowledgeable and talented individual and the possessor
of many gifts from Allah, the Almighty. If we were limited to describing the Shaykh in one word, we would definitely say that
the Shaykh was a Muslim throughout his life, in every time, place, and situation. Most assuredly, he was a Muslim doing his
best to follow in the footsteps of the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. He mentioned in one of his poems,
"If I am asked what is your Madhhab, and who is your beloved, I will definitely answer that the Prophet (pbuh) is."...
time, the responsibility of leadership (in Tariqa Tijaniyya) passed to the hand of Shaykh Ibrahim Niasse who was to play an
even greater role in spreading Islam and the Tariqa in that area of the world. Indeed, he has achieved accomplishments in
this field that have no parallel in the history of West Africa. To this day, contemporaries bear witness to his achievements,
whether they were with him or against him. $5.00 plus $2.00 mailing, [40 pages]
"Noujoum Al Houda"
"In the name of God, Most Kind and Most
"O Lord! Bestow your greetings on our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), the opener
of what was closed, the seal of what has passed, the helper of truth with truth, and the guide to your most straight, perfect
path. Let this blessing include his household, and be for them of a magnitude that matches the magnitude of the Prophet (pbuh).
For his magnitude is (indeed) a great one."
This epistle has been written by the Shaykh, the Teacher, the Hadith narrator,
the Sufi, the reverent Abu Ishaq Al Hajj Ibrahim Niasse, son of Al Hajj Abdullah Niasse Al Maliki Al Ashaari, At-Tijani of
Kaolack. May God grant him everlasting power and give him long life, in order to confute the gossip of those who disown the
Prophet's (pbuh) pre-eminence. May the greetings of God be on him, and upon all the Prophets, and all the Messengers. He entitled
it: "The Stars of the Good Road", dealing with the pre-eminence of our Prophet (pbuh) over all those who preached for the
Lord. *** $5.00 plus $2.00 mailing, [48 pages]
"Shaykh Hassan Cisse: Four Speeches"
This book is a sample
of some of the earlier speeches given by Shaykh Hassan Cisse to his newest American talibehs (students), and to new reverts
or so-called 'converts' to the Islamic Faith.
These four speeches were given while Shaykh Hassan and his traveling companions
were visiting Atlanta, Georgia in 1993.
The settings where these speeches took place are given as headings for each speech.
speeches were first recorded, transcribed, and compiled as a book in 1993 by Abdullah Abdul-Malik ibn Daud of Houston, Texas
and Sister Khadijah of Atlanta, Georgia. $5.00 plus $2.00 mailing, [48 pages]
"Rules on Women in Islam"
This little book is actually
a paper from a Conference with Shaykh Mouhamadou Mahi Cisse, held in New York, New York on Sunday Oct. 6, 2002 6:00 pm. The
title of the paper and the Conference was: "Rules on Women in Islam".
It is intended to provide the reader with a comprehensive
and objective exposition about the status of woman in Islam.
It should be noted, however, that it is highly desirable to
have a brief description of women's status in the pre-Islamic societies from spiritual, social, economic, and legal points
of view to provide a better basis for an impartial evaluation of what Islam contributed toward the restoration of women's
dignity and rights. $5.00 plus $2.00 mailing, [24 Pages]
"The Four Times in ones life"
This little book is a compilation
of some articles that have for the past one or two generations been passed around amongst Muslims in America for the purpose
of teaching Islam. The main articles are:
The Four Times in ones life: Friday Juma (An Alternative If You Miss It);
Gafaratu Salat (Making up Missed Prayers).
We hope it may also prove to be a useful tool in practicing ones
Deen, and that we do not offend whoever originally wrote these articles by compiling them in this book. We believe that these
articles are by permission of Shaykh Hassan Ali Cisse. $5.00 plus $2.00 mailing, [20 Pages]
Al Hamdu li-llah, the Michigan Chapter of the AAII has new copies of the “Spirit of Good Morals” (Ruh al
Adab). Insha-llah, we will be asking $14.95 for each book. We haven’t yet worked out the postage costs for this
and other countries, so far, it is $5.00 postage in the US, and $10 - $60.00 postage to other countries. Insha-llah, there will be a discount for buying 5-9 books.
Wholesale Price is for 10 or more. You may write to or email us if you are interested.
the money from Donations is contributed to our Qur`an schools in Medina-Baye, Kaolack, Senegal, New York city; the publishing
of our small books, monthly Newsletter, Internet Website service, and general publishing Fund. You may specify which you would
like to donate to. Donations are tax deductable under (501 (c)(3). (A.A.I.I. Michigan Chapter).
for Books: 5-16-2013 ~ Insha-llah, we are offering these small books, for a Donation
of $5.00 (or more if you will) plus $2.00 each for mailing, in the U.S. ]
[Or a Donation
of $5.00 (or more if you will) plus $4.00 each for mailing to other countries.]
currency only on a Postal Money Order, Western Union, or Credit Card with our PayPal account.
These books are published
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN ISLAMIC INSTITUTE, Inc. (Michigan Chapter, Detroit)
For copies of these books, please write to or email:
Detroit, MI 48234