Islam: The Eternal Path Of Good Manners

Published: 14th September 2011
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Islam is the marvelous religion built on five pillars Shahada, Salaah, Sawm, Zakat and Hajj. Allah says in Quran that "O you who believe, We have adopted the religion of Allah; and who is better than Allah in teaching religion, and Him alone do we worship. (Al-Baqarah, verse 138). The one who fulfill all these five pillars of Islam is the true believer. The true believer must have faith on Angels, the book of Allah (Quran), the prophets, Day of Judgment and rejecting one of these beliefs can make the person away from the right path of Allah and Jannah. Consult Quran Teacher online to get the complete profile of these pillars.

The base of the Islam is highly shaped on our actions. We have to focus on the above mentioned pillars that do we state these properly? If a person does not complete one of the pillars then the base of Islam will be collapse. We can say Iman is like the frame or outline and without the outline or frame you cannot construct the building. Alone frame is not enough but you need some other material to complete the structure. It is same like man’s body where you need Skelton plus muscles to complete a healthy body and what actually decor the structure of Islam is one’s good character.

There is a Hadith that is defining more about the structure of Islam. "Which means: Indeed, I (Rasul Allah (r)) have been sent to ideal good character. It is clear from this Hadith that Rasul Allah (r) was sent not just to eliminate wrongdoing and to uphold Islam, but he was also sent to bring mankind to higher levels of good character" (Hadith narrated by Al-Hakim). Muhammad (p.b.u.h) is the best example of good character so we all have to follow the Sunnah of him to be the true believer of Islam. You can reach the degree of one who prays and fasts by doing good deeds. Avoid being misfortune by doing bad deeds.

Islam entails us to be good in manners because it is the nature of Muslims to be calm and respect others. Quran Teacher teaches us that there are two levels of good character, the basic level and the higher level. The basic deeds or characters are usually known all and the higher level of deeds mentioned by Imam Al-Ghazali in his well-known works of (Ihya’ ‘Alum AD-Deen) based on the Al-Quran and Sunnah divided it into two parts: Manners which will bring hard luck in this world and the next, and manners which will bring victory in this world and in the hereafter.

The habit of positive thinking, Tawakkal, honesty and many other are the good characters that will bring us towards eternal success. There is an Arabic poet who says about good characters as "Indeed the Ummah with good character will last. But when their good character is lost, they will also be lost." Islam teaches us the right path TOWARDS SUCCESS. Thus five pillars of Islam show us the deep relationship among religion and integrity. I pray to Allah that may he give us the power to improve the good character of us. Ameen

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