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The Manners of Congratulations

Among the rights of our friend on us is to congratulate him on any success and favour he achieved in life, and, likewise, it is our right upon him to have him do the same thing for us. Indeed, congratulating each other is among the factors of strengthening a friendship between friends. Among the manners of congratulation for success is hoping additional success for the one who is favored with success; and presenting gifts to him to show our happiness and concern for his success.

Among the manners of congratulating the one who is blessed with a new-born child is to give thanks for Allah for the safety of the child and his mother; to pray to Allah to make the child to be brought up under their (parents) care and, also, to make him (the child) among the true believers; and we should follow it with gifts.

Also, among the manners of congratula-tion for marriage is to hope for the couple's safety, understanding of each other and having children; and likewise, presenting suitable gifts to the couple.

Adapted from the book: "The Art of Social Relations" by: "Al-Balagh Foundation"

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