Character Evaluation

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Uzma Jawed

Is Our Character anything like that of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)?

Allah bestows a great honor upon Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) by saying to him,

وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلى خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ

“And indeed, you are of a great moral character.”
[Al-Qur’an – Surah Al-Qalam (The Pen): 04]

In this ayah, Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) honors Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم).

I can only imagine how arrogant I would become if I were given this honor by any person of having a great moral character!

In contrast, Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) is praised several times by Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) in the Qur’an, and it is even specified that he was upon ‘Khuluqin-Azheem’, the ‘Great Moral Character’. Yet, all this praise made him even more submissive towards Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) and his personality exuded humility. These qualities made him truly worthy of such praise. He indeed was of great moral character.

Our success in this world and the Hereafter is guaranteed if we emulate Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)’s character, personality and way of life.

So in order to follow the lifestyle of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم), I am going to create an initial checklist that I need to start following:

  • Humility
  • Well-wishing for others
  • Tolerance
  • Integrity
  • Patience
  • Kindness
  • Sincerity

May Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) give me the courage to follow and the ability to maintain these traits. Ameen.

About Quran Reflections

Al-Huda's branch at Khayaban-e-Sehar is one of the few Quran courses being regularly conducted in Karachi, Pakistan, where the mode of instruction and examination is English. The students and teachers have decided to upload their reflections on the Quran and class notes on this blog, in order to be available to a global audience for the latter's benefit and inspiration.
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1 Response to Character Evaluation

  1. Kulsoom says:

    We need to all follow the saying and teaching of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)We should read the Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

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