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Signs of Good Character

A man once summed up the signs of good character by saying, Its to be abundantly  modest, to advoid  harming others, to be righteous, truthful in speech, and of little discourse; it is to do many things and slip up infrequently, to advoid excess, to be loyal, friendly, dignified, patient, grateful, satisfied, forebearing, charitable, chaste and pitying; and not to curse or to insult people, or to backbite or slander them, and to advoid hastiness, hatred, meannes, and jealousy; to be cheerful and kind, to love (good) and hate (evil) for the sake of God, to be well- pleased with Him and to be angry for His sake. Such is the man of good character’

The Emissary of God (may God bless him and grant him peace) was once asked about the distinguish marks of the believer and the hypocrite. He replied, ‘The believer’s concern is for prayer, fasting and worship, while the hypocrite, like an animal, is concerned with food and drink’

Al-Ghazali on Disciplining The Soul Translated by T.J. Winter (Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad)

Page 69


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The people of knowledge are the heirs of the Prophets and and they inherit knowledge. The one who takes knowledge is taking an ample share. And if someone travels a path in quest of knowledge, Allah will make his path to the Garden

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