A righteous individual was once asked, “Have you read Aristotle’s treatise on the moral character” He replied with honor and confidence, “No, rather I have read Muhammad’s legacy on moral character, may Allah grant him commendation and protection.”
Our Lord’s book (the Qur’an) is full of direction regarding how a person should act to maintain sound conduct when handling every affair of life and carrying out every dealing with the living. It teaches us how to drink, how to eat, how to speak, and how to act. It teaches us how to ask for permission before entering a dwelling and how to do conduct our conversations. It teaches us how to dress, and how to perform transactions. It teaches us to be use our time wisely and be punctual.
Examples of this and further details can be found in the collections of authentic hadeeths and the collections of hadeeths pertaining to rulings.
They can be found in the Sunnah of our Prophet (may Allah grant him and his family commendation and protection) and his biography. That is expected, since our Prophet (may Allah grant him commendation and protection) was only appointed to complete righteous conduct.
When the rulings and teachings of Islam, when they were revealed, were sent to develop sound character and conduct, exemplary behavior, and elevated treatment of others.
This excerpt is from the Friday Sermon delivered by Sheikh Saleh Al Humaid in Masjid Al Haram and translated in English by the Department of Languages at the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques
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