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03-25-2019, 10:08 PM
Bismillah Ir-Rahman, Ir-Raheem. I begin with ALLAH's auspiciousness,whose Name is the Best among all the names. All Revences, All Sanctities and All Worships are due to ALLAH alone. Ashahadu An Laa illaaha illal llahu
Wa Ash Hadu Anna Muhammadan Abdu Hu Wa Rasooluhu
''I bear witness that there is no deity but Allah
who is without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) is the Rasool.''
"O Allah, Shower Your Peace come upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have brought peace to Ibrahim and his family.
Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious. O Allah, Shower your blessing upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious". Iam Satisfied with Allâh as My Rabb and Cherisher,Iam Satisfied With Islam as My Din(religion) and I am satisfied with Muhammad as a Rasulallah (Messenger)sallallahu alaihi was salam) I seek Protection with ALLAH! With the Glorious and Noble Face of ALLAH! With the Complete and Perfect words of ALLAH! With the Exalted Attributes of ALLAH! From the Punishment of Hell; From chastisement in the Grave; From the Trial of Life and Death; From the Mischief of the dajjal. There is no power nor strength with (anyone) save Allah. ALLAH is Good and Only accept that which is Good. ALLAH is the Truth and only accept that which True. ALLAH is Pure and only accept that which is Pure. Ya ALLAH! ALL the praises are for You,You are the Holder of the Heavens and the Earth, And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All praises are for You; You are are the Substaner of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All the praises are for you;You have the Possession of the Heavens and the Earth and whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All the praises are for You; You are Light(Nur) of the Heavens and Earth And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All praises are for You; You are the King of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All praises are for You; You are the Truth and Your Promise is the Truth, And Your word is the Truth and the Meeting with You is true, And Parardise is True And Hell is true and All the Prophets(peace be upon them) are true; And Muhammad Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) is true,And the Day of Resurrection is True. Ya ALLAH! You have promise and Your promise is the truth,Ya ALLAH! You have promise and Your words is the truth, Ya ALLAH! You have promise and You are the Truth!. Ya ALLAH! You have created Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) to be the most truthful of men and what He(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) has said is the absolute truth! . The Holy Quraan states: "Surely there is for you the best example in the (Muhammad Rasulallah(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam), for whoever seeks the pleasure of Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah often (much). "(Surah Al-Ahzaab:21)Almighty Allah also says: "By the pen and that which they (men) inscribe. You are not, by the grace of your Rabb, possessed. And surely for you is a reward unceasing (unfailing). And surely you are of great character."(Surah Al-Qalam: 1-4)
All praise and thanks be to Allah for those beautiful Names and
Sublime Attributes which are His. We praise him for the plenteous
bounty and gifts which He has bestowed upon us; and we testify that
none is worthy of worship except Allah, Most High Alone, without
equals or partners and we also testify that Muhammad is His slave
and His Rasul, To whom He sent with the most complete Law and
best of guidance for mankind —(Sallallahu alayhi wa salam) him and upon his family and Companions and those who conform to
his path and follow his guidance forever and for all time.
Verily, one of the mightiest of the Blessings
which Allah has bestowed upon His slaves is that He sent this noble Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam)
with guidance and the Din (the Religion) of truth in order that it
may supersede all other religions and completed through him His
Favour upon us and chose for us the Muslims Islam as our Religion and
He granted the sahabah succession in the earth and granted authority for
them to practise their Religion and gave them in exchange safety
after their fear and all of this was from the blessing brought about
due to their affirming the Oneness of Allah and affirming that Muhammad is His Last nabi and His Rasool and obeying Him and
our strict adherence to the guidance of His Nabi, which is the
best guidance.
And since it was the condition of his followers — may the Peace and
Blessings of Allah be upon him — that they followed his path, the
scholars of the (Islamic Ummah) community have attached great importance
to it and written down what they knew or what they deduced from
His guidance — Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him — for those
who came after them regarding acts of worship, dealings and habits.
One salient attribute of Rasulallah(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam), character was perfection—and that he sought perfection in everything he did. According to every one that Him, he was known to be the most honest, patient, trustworthy, gracious, compassionate person of their time. His wonderful character gave him a magnetic personality that everyone around him loved dearly. The lesson for us is to perfect everything we do, however small. Even in mundane daily actions such as slaughtering animals for food.
The best of creation in his(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam)childhood, the most purified in his youth, the superior in his maturity,
the most righteous throughout his lifetime, the most just of judges, and the bravest on the
battlefield. Allaah The Almighty endowed him with every sublime moral and refined manner,
purified him from every impurity, guarded him against every slip, taught him good manners,
educated him well and endowed him with every noble trait. Thus, no one could be like him in his
perfection, nobility, truthfulness, honesty, asceticism, bashfulness and chastity.
Such is Rasulallah
(sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). All those who knew him well
acknowledged his nobility, excellent nature, kind-heartedness, gentleness, wisdom, intelligence,
firm determination and compassion.
No one can read about the magnanimous manners and the noble character of Rasulallah
(sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)
, without expressing admiration of his character and bedazzlement
by it. Thus, it is no wonder that we see such fragrant praise and objective testimonies from many
of those who have not even embraced Islam. History has recorded their quotations, writings and
heritage in this regard and this provides firm evidence and decisive proof of his sublime morals
and characteristics,
(sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
Good conduct and noble character are the most valuable and precious assets of any human society. They are the treasures of Honor for any individual. They build nations and make them imitable among others. No human society can be humane without them. Nations and people without good conduct and high character are nothing but a group of animals living with laws of the Jungle, like the West!. People of high character and good conduct are high in any society or civilization.
However, the higher character is based on a different principle. This higher principle is: "Do as you would like to be done by." This principle is elaborated by our Muhammad Rasulallah (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) in another way: "Love for your brother what you love for yourself."
Whoever possesses such a character deals with both, friends and foes, in the same manner, this principle and way of thinking could easily change the behaviour of the whole human society. This is the moral revolution which paves way for the first Golden Age of Islam , and will paves the way for a Second Golden Age of Islam, And all other lasting successful changes in society,in civilizations and in theWorld.
If all people could adopt this highly principled character Such as Rasulallah(sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), the enmity, antagonism, envy and bloody confrontations would diminish from the human society. The person possessing this character is reconciliatory, even joining with those who break with him. He is compassionate, even to those who seek to harm him. He is forbearing, even towards those who wrong him. This is the principle of ethics for the Muslim Ummah. At the level of ideas there is no system of thought and belief-secular or religious, social or political-which could surpass or equal ISLAM- the system which Rasulallah('Sall' Allahu 'alaihi wa sallam) propounded. In a fast changing world, while other systems have gradually breakdown,disintegrate and undergone profound transformations, ISLAM alone has remained above all change and mutation, and retained its original form for the past 1400 years By the the command of ALLAH . What is more, the positive changes that are taking place in the world of human thought and behavior, truly and consistently reflect the healthy influence of Islam in these areas. Further, it is not given to the best of thinkers to put their ideas completely into practice, and to see the seeds of their labors grow and bear fruit, in their own lifetime. Except of course, Rasulallah ('Sall' Allahu 'alaihi wa sallam), who not only preached the most wonderful Message but also successfully translated it into practice in his own lifetime. At the time of his passing from this world his teachings were not mere precepts and ideas straining for fulfillment, but had become the very core of the life in a Society, in a Civilization of tens of thousands of perfectly trained individuals, each one of whom was a marvelous personification of everything that Rasulallah('Sall' Allahu 'alaihi wa sallam) taught and stood for. At what other time or place in the History of Man! and in relation to what other political, social, religious system, philosophy or ideology-did the world ever witness such a Profound amazing phenomenon? It can not be Found in the Pages of History Except in Islam! {the Golden Age!}
Indeed no other system or ideology secular or religious, social or political, ancient or modern - could ever claim the distinction of having been put into practice in its fullness and entirety as ISLAM has! Not EVEN ONCE can any Society or Civilization in History claim such Except ISLAM!, either before or after the death of its founder. Except of course ISLAM, the Message preached by Rasulallah('Sall' Allahu 'alaihi wa sallam)which was established as a complete way of life by the teacher himself, before he departed from this world. History bears testimony to this fact and the greatest skeptics have no option but to concede this point.
Our Beloved Rasulallah(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) is the Final Prophet(Seal of the Prophets). He completed His Mission,the principles of Islamic beliefs and teachings. He also came to accomplish the principles of noble characters and human values, as he stated himself saying: "I am sent in my mission to accomplish the principles of noble characters."
Our Rasulallah (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam), as a teacher of the best and highest conduct and characters, was himself an embodiment of all noble qualities and values. The whole of Makkah had witnessed his noble characters for forty years before he received revelations, and called him Al-Sadiq and Al-Ameen. Friends and foes nobody could dispute his sublime characters.
In spite of these amazing achievements and in spite of the countless absolutely convincing and authentic miracles performed by him and the phenomenal success which crowned his efforts, he did not for a moment claim to be anything other then a Man!- but only a human being who was chosen and ordained by ALLAH to be a teacher of truth to man kind and a complete model and pattern for their actions.
He'(Sall' Allahu 'alaihi wa sallam) was no more than a human being,that was Granted the Gift of the Last Revelation(the Final Proof) And Finality of Prophethood(The Seal of the Prophets). But he was a man of the Most noble Character and a most exalted mission-and his unique mission was to unite the whole of humanity on the worship of the ONE AND ONLY ALLAH(one God) and to teach them the way of honest and upright living in accordance with the laws and commands of ALLAH. He'(Sall' Allahu 'alaihi wa sallam) always described himself as A MESSENGER AND SERVANT OF ALLAH, and so indeed every single action and movement of his proclaimed him to be Just that!. Today after the lapse of time, some 1400 years the life and teachings of Rasulallah('Sall' Allahu 'alaihi wa sallam) , have survived without the slightest loss, alteration or interpolation. Today they offer the same undying hope for treating mankind's many ills which they did when Nabi Muhammad,('Sall' Allahu 'alaihi wa sallam) was alive walking on this Earth.
It is a fact that those who are closer to a person usually do not hold him in such high esteem as those who are further away. However this is not the case of our Nabi (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam). History tells us that the closer one came to our Nabi(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam), the more one was taken by his fine qualities. The more the people knew him, the higher the respect they paid to him. This is in no way an exaggerated claim, these are the facts.This is our honest statement and the turth, that The finest details of his characters and behaviours of his private and public life, of his actions and utterances, has been accurately documented and faithfully preserved to our day. The authenticity of the information so preserved is vouched for not only by faithful followers but are recorded on the pages of history books. We are living in A world which has not hesitated to raise to Divinity individuals whose very lives and missions have been lost in legend and Myths, and who historically speaking did not accomplish half as much-or even one tenth-as was accomplished by Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam). the World should stop to take serious note of this remarkable man life as being ALLAH's Last Nabi ( Last Prophet) and Rasul(Messenger) to mankind. He Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) is the Hero for all times and for all ages! And there will never be another Hero like Him! because of His prophethood finality, his prophethood will last forever and will be a source inspiration and Enlightenment of everlasting, abundant blessings for mankind. The Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) observed: "ALLAH has bestowed upon me six favors which the former Prophets did not enjoy:
•I have been endowed with the gift of pithy and perfect speech.
•I was granted victory owing to my awe.
•The spoils of war were made lawful unto me.
•The whole earth has been made the place of worship for me and it has become the means of purification for me also. In other words in my Din(religion), offering of prayers is not confined to certain specified places of worship. Prayers can be offered at any place over the earth. And in case water is not available it is lawful for my people to perform ablutions with earth(Tayammum) and to cleanse themselves with the soil if water for bathing is scarce.
•I have been sent by Allah to carry His Divine message to the whole world.
•And the line of prophets has come to its final end in me.
• Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) established a relationship between the fear of Allah and good character, because fearing Allah improves the relation between the servant and Allah, and goodcharacter improves the relation between a person and others. Therefore, fearing Allah makes it possible for Allah to love him, and good manners makes it possible for people to love that person.”___Having good morals and manners is an essential requisite of our faith—and that takes much thought and effort. The Beloved Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) said: “The best amongst you are the best in character and manners.” (Al-Bukhaari)Improving our character, however, is not at all an easy task. One must go through rigorous self-discipline, monitoring, and education to reform our entire way of thinking and acting. Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) himself displayed good character, and was himself a manifestation of excellent character to the extent that he was praised by Allah; Which means: And you, surely, possess sublime moral excellences. (Surat Al-Qalam, verse 4)
Good manners and good character are very much demanded in Islam. In fact, it is one of the matters that can weigh heavily in our good deeds in the Hereafter.
Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) said: There is none heavier in the scales of the Hereafter than good character, (Hadith narrated by al-Tirmizi and Abu Daud). And indeed, a person with good character can reach the degree of someone who prays and fasts, where as a person with bad character and who does not show good manners, will be in misfortune, as mentioned by Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam): Bad manners are a misfortune. (Hadith narrated by Imam Ahmad). Islam requires us to be of good character because it is our inborn nature to feel calm and tranquil and to respect those who are of good character. Those with good character are also honored by all regardless of race or religion, and they will bring goodness to this world. This is because good manners as preached by Islam are the universal trait which is revered by every human. Actually, we do not have to go around searching for the right qualities to be displayed. We just have to consider what is the Inner Goodness, the inner Good Qualities in us, and then build on that, and that is the good character which is taught in Islam. Anything that is good is part of good character. As mentioned by Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) in a hadith narrated by Imam Muslim: A good act is good character. Good character is divided into two levels: the basics, and the higher level characters. Basic good manners are well known and appreciated by all. Like helping others in doing good, as mentioned by Allah in Surah Al-Maaidah: And help one another in righteousness and in piety. This includes smiling at our brothers and avoiding sullenness, as mentioned by Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) Your smile to your brother is an act of sadaqah.(Hadith narrated by al-Tirmizi)Similarly, by abstaining ourselves from all acts which may harm or upset other Muslims, be it in speech or act. A Muslim is one whom other people are safe from his tongue and his hand. (Hadith narrated by Bukhari). This is the universal good character; the basics, whereas for higher level characters, most of us are taught only in Islam. This is what was meant by Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) in his hadith: Indeed, I have been sent to perfect good character. Imam Al-Ghazali in his eminent works of (Ihya’ ‘Ulum AD-Deen) succeeded in explaining in detail the categories of the higher level characters and their explanations, based on the Al-Quran and Sunnah. He divided it into two parts: Manners which will bring misfortune in this world and the next, and manners which will bring triumph in this world and in the hereafter. Among the destructive characters are jealousy and resentment, the love for this world, the love for power and rank, Riyaa’, and takabbur. And among the characters which will bring us to success are sincerity, the habit of thinking, compassion, tawakkal, and many others. How wonderful it will be if we can internalize the good characters as taught by Islam. Without good character, a Muslim will not be complete; his faith will not be complete. Indeed the Ummah with good character will last. But when their good character is lost, they will also be lost. Allah says: “Surely, he who appears before his Rabb as a criminal, there is hell for him, in which he will neither die nor will he live. And he who will appear before Him as a faithful, who has performed good deeds–for all such people there are high positions, ever green paradise, beneath which canals will be flowing; they will live in them for ever. Who adopts purity.” This is the reward for him (Taha: 74-76).
Hazrat Abu Zar (RA) sent his brother from Madinah to Mecca inquiring about Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam). After coming back he said “I have seen him ordering for good character”. When Hazrat Ja’afar Twayyar (RA) delivered speech in front of Abyssinia’s king, NAJJASHI, he said "O King, we were a people in a state of ignorance and immorality, worshipping idols and eating the flesh of dead animals, committing all sorts of abomination and shameful deeds. We were breaking the ties of kinship, treating guests badly and the strong among us exploited the weak. We remained in this state until Allah sent us a Nabi (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) (one of our own people whose lineage, truthfulness, trustworthiness and integrity was ) well-known to us. He called us to worship Allah alone and to renounce the stones and the idols we used to worship besides Allah. He commanded us to speak the truth, honor our promises, be kind to our relations, be helpful to our neighbors, cease all forbidden acts, abstain from bloodshed, avoid obscenities and false witness, and not to appropriate an orphan's property nor slander chaste women”.
Hadrat Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, relates that Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) said, “Nothing is heavier in the scales of a believer on the Day of Judgement than his good behaviour. Allah detests a person who is obscene and shameless”. (Tirmidhi) All the people in this world should follow the character of Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam)and his Sunnah. Muslims are very humble and polite. They are sharing, giving and kind. They are also very helpful to others, whether the ones they are helping are Muslims or not. Muslims have very strong faith in Allah and his Rasul Sallallahu ‘alahi wa Sallam. Muslims all around the world pray five times a day.Muslims are also very kind and forgiving. They help others when needed. They are very kind to their neighbours and they respect their elders. If a Muslim’s neighbour needed help in cleaning the lawn or cutting the grass, he would help his neighbour.Muslims are also very kind and forgiving. {Kindness,Gentleness and Forbearance} Our Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) was an example (one of a kind) in his kindness and gentle behaviour with everyone.
No one can attain that level, but that is not to discourage us of striving, instead it is a challenge set for us for our own felicity and success. Now ALLAH(swt) in the Quran explains to us why He made Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) in such a character:Surah Al-Imraan(3),Verse 159]
" And by the mercy of ALLAH, you dealt with them gently. And had you been severe and harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about you...." It is **extremely** important to remember that people are attracted to someone who is kind and gentle and they are apprehensive and afraid of someone who is harsh and severe and does not show the good side of his/her nature. This is particularly important for those who are calling others to the way of ALLAH, be it they are calling to muslims or non-muslims. )) Says Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam):
“He who wishes to love ALLAH and His Nabi, or wishes ALLAH and His Nabi to love him, must take care to speak nothing but the truth whenever he speaks.”
{Truthfulness}“Speak the truth even if you see your ruin or death in it for, surely, salvation and life lie alone in truth, and avoid falsehood even if it may hold out to you the promise of success and salvation for the end of falsehood is nothing but failure and frustration.”
Once Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) was asked, “What is the hallmark of the dwellers of Paradise?” Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) replied, “Truthfulness.”
Conversely, another Tradition reads: Truthfulness is a matter of such supreme consequence in Islam that in addition to speaking the truth always a Muslim is exhorted also to keep company only with those that are truthful. The Quran states:
“O ye who believe! Fear ALLAH and be only with those who are true (in words and deed). ” (IX: 119)
{Trustworthiness}Closely allied to truthfulness is the quality of trustworthiness. It is important branch of it. Islam has laid a special emphasis on it also. Here is what the Quran says :
ALLAH doth command you to render back you Trusts to those to whom they are due. (IV: 58)
And the Traditions:
“People! In whom there is no trustworthiness, in him there is, so to speak, no faith.”
“Look not alone at anyone’s prayers and fasts to decide about his spiritual excellence (that is, do not be impressed by anyone’s spirituality simply because you find him devout in his prayers and fasts). You should also see that he is truthful when he speaks, restores honestly what he has received in trust to whom it is due, and remains righteous in times of adversity and suffering. {Justice}”Justice is an integral part of Islamic ethics. We must practice it in all spheres of life. The Quran states:
ALLAH commands justice and doing of good. (XVI : 19)
In Islam we are commanded to be just and fair not only towards our own people or co-religionists but also towards others even if they be the enemies of our life, property or faith. It is candidly stated in the Quran that :
And let not the hatred of others to you make you swerve to wrong and depart from justice. Be just: that is next to piety. (V: 9)
The above verse enjoins justice to those also, individuals as well as communities, who may be harboring ill-will against us. Otherwise, we are sure to incur the displeasure of ALLAH and become grievous sinners and criminals in His sight. {Tenderness}"Tenderness is monetary dealings, and in all other fields of one’s activity, and the readiness to oblige and to put others at ease are all virtues of the highest order in the Islamic pattern of morality. We will reproduce two Traditions of Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) in support of our contention Said he(Sallallahu alayhi wa salam):
“Hell’s fire is forbidden for those that are mild and gentle and make it easy for others to deal with them.”
“ALLAH is compassionate and likes compassion in His creatures. He grants more to the kind and the tender-hearted than to those that are harsh and severe. {Tolerance }"Tolerance, affability, self-restraint, and the ability to control one’s temper and to overlook what is unpleasant and disagreeable are qualities that Islam wants everyone to cultivate. Believers who possess these fine moral attributes hold a very high place in the estimation of ALLAH.
In the Quran where a mention is made of the blessed ones for whom the paradise has been laid out such people are specifically referred to:
Who restrain anger and pardon (all men) (III: 134)
Said Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) :
“ALLAH will hold back His punishment from him who will hold back his anger.”
Blessed, indeed, are men who remember these verses and Traditions during moments of provocation and exercise restraint, and, in return, ALLAH stays His chastisement from them! Gentleness of speech is a religious virtue in Islam and rudeness a sin. The Quran declares:
Speak fair to the People. (II: 83)
We have it from Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) that:
“To speak politely is piety and a kind of charity.”
“To indulge in intemperate language and in harsh behaviour is to perpetrate an injustice and the home of injustice is Hell. {Humility}”Humility is a virtue Islam wants its followers to practice as a distinguishing feature of their moral and spiritual behaviour. It does not become a Muslim to be haughty or vainglorious.
Greatness is for ALLAH and in the sight of ALLAH! it is not for those who look down upon others. Instead, it belongs to those who do not think highly of themselves, but they practice meekness and humility. In the words of Quran:
And the servants of (ALLAH) Most Gracious are those who walk on earth in humility. (XXX: 63)
The Home of the Hereafter We shall give to those who intend not highhandedness or mischief on earth. (XXXVIII: 83)
Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) has said:
“He who observes humility ALLAH will make him so exalted that, ultimately, he will attain the highest grade in Paradise. {Patient }”There occur periods of hardship and adversity in the lives of men. Sometimes there is want, sometimes there is disease, sometimes our enemies harass us. And, so forth. For such situations the teaching of Islam is that we should bear them with courage and fortitude, remain firm and stout of heart and do not waver from our principles in-spite of thousands trials and calamities that may assail us. For such men there is the assurance of the Quran that they are the Beloved of ALLAH:
For ALLAH loves those who are patient and persevering (III: 146)
ALLAH, surely, is with those who patiently persevere. (II: 153)
And to be firm and patient in pain (or suffering) and adversity and through all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the ALLAH-fearing. (II: 177)
And Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam)says:
“No boon conferred on man more precious than that of patience.”
“Patience is one-half of faith. {Sincerity}”Sincerity is the life and soul of the entire moral edifice of Islam, of Islam itself. By sincerity we mean that all our deeds and actions should solely be for the sake of ALLAH and prompted by no other urge than to earn His approval. Apart from it, there must be no other desire, motive or intention behind whatever we do.
Monotheism, which is the arch-stone of Islam, attains fulfillment through sincerity. Faith in attaining nearness toALLAH remains incompletet unless all our acts are performed wholly for the sake of ALLAH, and we have no other objective before us while carrying them out except to win the pleasure of ALLAH and His reward. Nabi Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam):has stated
“He who loves or hates, offers favours or withholds them, and whatever he does, does so for the sake of ALLAH, he perfects his faith.”
It shows that a perfect Muslim in the sight of ALLAH is only he who succeeds in subordinating his entire conduct, his social relations and all his other affairs to the Will of ALLAH and is not influenced in them by his personal desire or likes or dislikes or by any other urges or impulsions. {Modesty} Rasulallah(sallallahu alayahi wa salam) said, “Every Deen has an innate character. The character of Islam is modesty (haya).” (Abu Dawood) Haya’ comes from hayat (life). It is that which keeps you ethically and spiritually alive. Just like a body gets its value from being alive, the spirit, soul, character and person gets their value from having haya’. The reality of haya’ is that it is that trait which motivates you to do what is good. That same trait discourages you from doing anything shameful. It is the one quality that make Muslims stand out. Words that encompass aspects of haya’: shame, humility, self-respect, honor, bashfulness, shyness
•In a time when the West pushes its deficient values and misguided moral codes on the cultures of the world, it is imperative that Muslims realize the completeness of the guidance of Rasulallah(sallallahu alayahi wa salam), and realize that our true honor and distinction among the nations, as well as our success in the Hereafter, lies in embracing his guidance, in all affairs of belief and action.
•We are more in need of acquiring Knowledge of Din and Knowledge of adad,to learn the knowledge of the Din and adad at the same time, Indeed the deen of Islam is itself manners, where anyone that surpasses you in manners, is better than you in deen,No rank is above the rank of adab, good manners. It is the first required attribute in the Knowledge.
Surely the future of the Islamic society is based on its youth . But it is not based upon all of them, not upon every individual, but only on the Good , Righteous and the in-tellectual ones, the ones with Good character, Good manner, and the Zeal, The Spirit ,the Spirit of Islam in their Hearts and Actions. As for the wicked and corrupt lacking Good character, they are like a seed unfertilized. So we have to make every effort to seek and our best to Acquire more Knowledge, in every Field of Islamic knowledge and in all the branches of Human endeavor that will make Major Contribution to the World Civilizations, And also be part of and cooperate with those whose zeal is to discover the unknown and unseen things of this world.” one of the main consequences of correct and true belief is good character, and that it is an intrinsic aspect of the meaning of righteousness. It emphasizes some of the meanings found in the saying of ALLAH which mentions that righteousness, as well as a being a combination of correct belief and prescribed worship, is also proper conduct in human relations: “Righteousness is not that you turn your faces to the east and the west. But righteous is the one who believes in ALLAH, the Last Day, the Angels, the Scripture and the Prophets; who gives his wealth in spite of love for it to kinsfolk, orphans, the poor, the wayfarer, to those who ask and to set slaves free. And (righteous are) those who pray, pay alms, honor their agreements, and are patient in (times of) poverty, ailment and during conflict. Such are the people of truth. And they are the ALLAH-Fearing.” (Quran 2:177) Rather than being an end in itself, one of the main purposes of worship is to bring about traits beneficial to the self and society. ALLAH says about the salah (prayer): “Surely, the salah prevents evil speech and bad deeds.” (Quran 29:45) Hence one can say without any qualms that Islam as a whole came to perfect good manners, as did Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) himself: “Indeed I was only sent to complete the most noble character traits.” (Saheeh Muslim) As Islam is not a mere religion but a complete way of life, incorporating all of its various facets and aspects, good manners is actually regarded as a means of worship by which one may achieve the same reward of doing other more obvious voluntary acts of worship. one of the main consequences of correct and true belief is good character, and that it is an intrinsic aspect of the meaning of righteousness. It emphasizes some of the meanings found in the saying of ALLAH which mentions that righteousness, as well as a being a combination of correct belief and prescribed worship, is also proper conduct in human relations: “Righteousness is not that you turn your faces to the east and the west. But righteous is the one who believes in ALLAH, the Last Day, the Angels, the Scripture and the Prophets; who gives his wealth in spite of love for it to kinsfolk, orphans, the poor, the wayfarer, to those who ask and to set slaves free. And (righteous are) those who pray, pay alms, honor their agreements, and are patient in (times of) poverty, ailment and during conflict. Such are the people of truth. And they are the ALLAH-Fearing.” (Quran 2:177) Rather than being an end in itself, one of the main purposes of worship is to bring about traits beneficial to the self and society. ALLAH says about the salah (prayer): “Surely, the salah prevents evil speech and bad deeds.” (Quran 29:45)

Hence one can say without any qualms that Islam as a whole came to perfect good manners, as did the Rasulallah (sallallahu alayahi wa salam)himself: “Indeed I was only sent to complete the most noble character traits.” (Saheeh Muslim)
As Islam is not a mere religion but a complete way of life, incorporating all of its various facets and aspects, good manners is actually regarded as a means of worship by which one may achieve the same reward of doing other more obvious voluntary acts of worship. Rasulallah(sallallahu alayahi wa salam), stated: “Through his manners and good conduct, the believer can attain the status of a person who frequently fasts and prays at night.” (Abu Dawood) Rather, Rasulallah(sallallahu alayahi wa salam) even stated it to be one of the best forms of worship, second to none but the obligatory mandates of Islam: “On the Day of Resurrection, nothing will be heavier in the scale (of good deeds) of the believer than good conduct. ALLAH hates the one who swears and hurls obscenities.” (Abu Daud, Al-Tirmidhi)
Through maintaining good conduct, one becomes one of the beloved servants of ALLAH. Rasulallah(sallallahu alayahi wa salam)said: “The most beloved slaves of ALLAH to ALLAH are those who have the best manners.” (Al-Hakim) When one realizes the importance of good character and its essentiality in defining righteousness, an aspect which is the goal of Islam, this exhorts Muslims to fulfill this aspect of faith as well, since one can not become “righteous” through mere belief and devotion to ALLAH in themselves without good character. But what is regarded as good character? We find that the Quran and Sunnah in various texts define it to be any trait that is beneficial to humans, both to oneself as well as to others, at the same time not being generally or specifically prohibited by Islam. For example, ALLAH says: “Those who suppress their anger, and forgive other people – assuredly, ALLAH loves those who do good.” (Quran 3:134) Righteousness is dealing fairly, justly and politely with one’s family. Rasulallah(sallallahu alayahi wa salam)said: “The believers with the most perfect faith are those with the most perfect conduct and manners. And the best ones amongst you are those who are best to their families.” (Al-Tirmidhi)
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