Accepting invitations is good adab. Important to acknowledge spirit of the gift being offered by expressing gratitude for gift. We are social animals. What counts is not your view on the weather or your children’s health, what counts is your courteous and appropriate response. Its about parting and the subsequent atmosphere. The end should be better and feel better. The real alim, knowledge doesn’t just stick in their brain, it shapes the entire mode of their being.
– Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad, July 23rd 2008, Rihla