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What is Akhlaq ?

Akhlaaq

Dr. ‛Abd al-Karīm Zaydān   اَلخُْلُقُ فِي الُّلغَةِ اَلطَّبْعُ وَالسَّجِيَّةُ، وَفِي اصْطِلَاحِ الْعُلَمَاءِ كَمَا يعَُرِّفُهُ الْغَزَالِيُّ عِبَارَةٌ عَنْ هَيْئَةٍ فِي النفَّْسِ رَاسِخَةٍ، عَنْهَا تَصْدُرُ الْأَفْعَالُ بِسُهُوْلَةٍ وَيُسْرٍ مِنْ غَيْرِ حَاجَةٍ إِلٰى فِكْرٍ وَرَوِيَّةٍ. The literal meaning of the word khuluq is “one’s innate nature and habit”. And according to the ‛ulamā’, as defined by Imām […]

No place for racism in Islam

Akhlaaq Topical and Current Affairs

Islam with its universal concept of brotherhood rejects all artificial and man-made marks of distinction. When listening to the radio, reading newspapers, surfing the Net or watching television, we are confronted daily with the same sad news: Violence, crime, wars and disasters. This constant awareness of fear and tension should make us think what has […]

Pride is My cloak and greatness is My robe

Akhlaaq

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  قَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ: الْكِبْرِيَاءُ رِدَائِي، وَالْعَظَمَةُ إِزَارِي، فَمَنْ نَازَعَنِي وَاحِدًا مِنْهُمَا،  قَذَفْتُهُ فِي النَّارِ رواه أبو داود(وكذلك ابن ماجه وأحمد) بأسانيد صحيحة On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of […]

Prohibition of abusive language and insults

Akhlaaq

Khutbah By Shaykh ‘Abdul-Hameed Ad-Daaghistaani delivered in April 2016 Thanks be to Allah Who prohibited harming the Muslims in all cases and said in this regard which means: “And those who annoy believing men and women undeservedly, bear (on themselves) a calumny and a glaring sin.” (Al-Ahzaab: 58). I testify that there is no God […]

“Allah knows I killed him..”

Akhlaaq

The following was taken from a Jumu`ah Khutbah delivered by Shaykh Muhammad Ibrahim al-Madhi in the Shaykh ‘Ijlin Mosque in Gaza on June 6th, 2001: “…O, you who love Allah, it is our duty to strive so that all our deeds will be [only] for the sake of Allah. Listen to the following precious story: […]

Sincerity

Akhlaaq Other Knowledge

A letter was handed to Imam al-Buhlul ibn Rashid al-Qayrawani al-Maliki (rahimallah)… ‘Some of the students of al-Buhlul said: A letter was handed to Imam al-Buhlul (rahimallah) so he opened it and it was in it: “From a woman from Samarqand of Khurasan [near Afghanistan], I am a woman who committed all types of sins that […]

Create weight in your actions

Akhlaaq

By: Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, Translated by Muhammad Saifur Rahman   This is an extract from a lesson on the final lesson of Bukhari in Madani Girl School, London on Sha’ban 1432. This is a translation from Urdu. To create weight in your actions, develop Ikhlas (sincerity). Every action, whatever the action, do it for […]