Muslims Character - Muhammad Al Ghazali
Author: Muhammad al-Ghazali
Pages: 240 Binding: Trade Paper
Muslim Character is a translation of Muhammad al-Ghazzali's Khuluq al-Muslim in English. The book presents the comprehensive nature of Islamic morality, which covers all aspects of life-public as well as private, religious as well as social, economic as well as political. Islamic morality is not limited to Muslim society, but it extends to human society Islam links the origin of all human beings to a single pair of parents and upholds the principles of equality, justice, and fairness to all human beings regardless of their race, color, or faith. Islam respects all life and treats it with compassion and kindness, whether it be that of human beings or animals. As a religion of the Middle Way, Islam rejects extremism and emphasizes tolerance, forgiveness, and moderation. The reform of society begins with the reform of the individual.
The essential qualities of Muslim character are God consciousness, truthfulness, trust, sincerity, tolerance, forgiveness, patience, fairness in dealings, brotherhood, love, mercy and generosity. This personality is attainable and was exemplified by the Messenger of God, who was sent to perfect moral character. A Muslim has to strive for it with the Messenger of God as the best role model.