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Chivalry and nobility in Islam.

Futuwwa is a Quranic term that is particularly hard to translate into English. Normally translated as 'chivalry,' it describes a nobility and strength of character that each Muslim should aim to demonstrate. It is a term that "cries out," in Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa’s words, "for practice, for action," and historically it has been used to describe a form of noble warrior-hood.[1] It may also be described as the practice of higher ethical values. Crucially, however, it represents a fearless regard for the truth, as Habib Ali al-Jifri explains:

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