AN AMERICAN-ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF MUHAMMAD AL-GHAZALI’S KHULUQ AL-MUSLIM

MUSLIM CHARACTER
📘 Book Title Muslim Character
👤 Book AuthorImam Al-Ghazali, Mufti Taqi Usman
🖨️ Total Pages106
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🌐 LanguageEnglish
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Muslim Character An American-English Translation of Muhammad al-Ghazali’s Khuluq al-Muslim

MUSLIM CHARACTER

Book Contents

CHAPTER 1

  • PILLARS OF ISLAM AND MORAL VALUES 3
  • Purpose of Prophet hood — Perfection of Morals 3
  • Prayer prevents commitment of Evil  3
  • Zakat is a means of purification  3
  • Fasting is a stepping stone to righteousness  4
  • Hajj is a compulsory pilgrimage to weaken the love for the world 4

CHAPTER 2

  • WEAKNESS OF MORALS-PROOF OF LACK OF FAITH 5
  • Faith Is Imperfect without morality  5
  • Rows disrupted, hearts sad, prayers tasteless 5
  • Who Is poor ? 6
  • Identification of hypocrite 6

CHAPTER 3

  • AN IDEAL PERSONALITY 8
  • Prophet’s Moral Teachings 8
  • The Prophet’s Excellent Example  9
  • The same Quran, the same Criterion, the same Yasin, the same Taha 10

CHAPTER 4

  • BELONGING AISO TO PARADISE, BELONGING AlSO TO HELL 13
  • First Target-Reform of Self 13
  • Islam is Religion of Nature  14
  • There is a Counter to the Wicked Nature  15
  • Morality holds the Reins  16

CHAPTER 5

  • PUNISHMENT FOR MORAL CRIMES  17
  • No Coercion la Morality  17
  • To generate goodness in someone by coercion and to call him a man of good moral character is not possible 17
  • Fixation of Penalties for the Security of the Society 17
  • Islam Appeals to the Heart  17
  • The Responsibility of the Society 18

CHAPTER 6

  • THE ENTIRE HUMANITY DESERVES OUR MORALITY  19
  • Our Treatment of the Non-Muslims 19
  • The Need of Morality for the Nation and the Country  20

CHAPTER 7

  • THE TRUTH 21
  • Advice to be True 21
  • Falsehood is a Great Curse  22
  • Accustom your Children to be Truthful  23
  • Prohibited to tell a Lie even in a Joke  23
  • Avoid Exaggeration in Praise  24
  • Keep away from Falsehood and Deception In Trade 24
  • Do not break your Promises 25
  • Truth of Speech leads to Truth of Action  26

CHAPTER 8

  • TRUST AND HONESTY  28
  • The Broader Sense of Trust 28
  • Appointment to High Offices and Posts is a Trust 29
  • Performance of Duty is also a Trust 30
  • Misuse of Office is Betrayal of Trust  30
  • Wealth and Ability given by Allah are also a Trust 31
  • Others’ Secrets with you are a Trust 31

CHAPTER 9

  • FULFILLMENT OF PROMISE  34
  • Fulfillment of Promise-An essential part of a Muslim’s Conduct  34
  • Memory and Determination-essential for Fulfillment of Promise 35
  • The Greatest Covenant  36
  • The Ideal Pledge of Ansar 38
  • Forgetting the Past is a kind of Breach of Promise 39
  • The Entire Humanity deserves Fulfillment of Promise 41
  • Re-payment of loan is very difficult 43

CHAPTER 10

  • SINCERITY 45
  • Sincerity is the Desired Thing  49
  • Soldiers should Prove their Sincerity of Action 51
  • Employees should Work in the Cause or Allah  51
  • Teachers and Students should keep the Pleasure of Allah before Themselves  52

CHAPTER 11

  • ETIQUETTE OF CONVERSATION 54
  • The Manners of Conversation 54
  • Take an Account of Yourself  54
  • Safety lies in Silence 55
  • Avoidance of Nonsense is a Condition of Success 56
  • Heart-Warming Speech is a Missionary’s Wherewithal  56
  • The Answer to the Uneducated is Silence 58
  • Avoid Polemic  59

CHAPTER 12

  • KEEP YOUR BOSOM FREE FROM RANCOUR AND ENMITY  62
  • Recognition of Greatness 62
  • Keep away from Mutual Enmity  63
  • Do Dot Sever Relations 63
  • Rancour and Jealousy Source of Evils 65
  • Abstain from Backbiting 66
  • Keep away from Rancour 68
  • Do not go near Jealousy 69

CHAPTER 13

  • STRENGTH  74
  • Faith-A Revolutionary Strength 74
  • Determination and Trust-the best Manifestation of Strength 76
  • Sycophants are Disliked by Islam  81

CHAPTER 14

  • TOLERANCE AND PARDON  82
  • Tolerance and Forbearance 82
  • Pardon and Forgiveness  84
  • Rebuking and Reproaching is a Sign of Meanness 86
  • Cursing and Abusing is Haram  87
  • Hardness be Replied with Softness 88
  • The Excellent Example 89

CHAPTER 15

  • PHILANTHROPY AND BENEVOLENCE 91
  • Generosity-An Essential Part of a Muslim’s Conduct 91
  • Poverty destroys all Charm  93
  • Charity A Guarantee for the Success in the World and Salvation in the Hereafter 94
  • Philanthropy-means to Increase wealth 98
  • Remove Poverty Movement 100
  • Who deserve First to Partake of your Wealth? 102

CHAPTER 16

  • PATIENCE  104
  • Patience is Tower of Light  104
  • The two Pillars of Patience 104

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