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Akhlaq – The Upright Moral Character

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم is reported to have said: “I was only sent to perfect moral character” {Reported by Bukhari, Muslim & Ahmad}

The gravitas and comprehensive nature of these words are beyond measure. Scholars have explained this Hadith to have implications for every dimension in the life of every human being; from his manners with himself and his manners with other human beings to the manners with which he deals with his Lord, Allah سبحانه وتعالى.

At a time when moral degradation and social problems are rife, aspiring for and developing upright characteristics within oneself is of paramount importance in order to affect a change within ourselves, our families, our communities and the human race as a whole.

The book studied in this course, ‘Upright Moral Character’ by the eminent scholar, Shaiekh Muhammad Ibn Salih Al Uthaymeen, seeks to address this, with remedies from the one with the most upright character, the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم. Portions from ‘The Comprehensive Book’ from ‘Buloogh Al Maraam’ dealing with good manners will also be studied.

In this course you will learn the following:
• The definition of good character
• Why good character is a prerequisite for a good worshipper
• Good character as a comprehensive attribute
• The difference between innate good character and acquired good character and which is better
• The role of good character when dealing with the Creator and its facets
• The role of good character when dealing with the creation and its facets
• How to acquire good characteristics
• The benefits that can be drawn from having good character
• The character traits of non-Muslims
• The perfect nature of the character of the Prophet (saw)
• Lessons that can be extracted from the character of the Messenger (saw)