WHAT IS AKHLAQ? WHY SHOULD WE STUDY IT?

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WHAT IS AKHLAQ? WHY SHOULD WE STUDY IT?

Post by ILMAdmin on Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:03 pm

CLASS 5 - LESSON 1
WHAT IS AKHLAQ? WHY SHOULD WE STUDY IT?
Akhlaq means BEHAVIOUR or CONDUCT.
To have good Akhlaq is very important but at
the same time it is very difficult. Prophet
Muhammad (S) has explained:
"I have been sent to complete the nobility of
your character."
This means that out of all the tasks which Allah
sent the Prophet (S) to us for, one of the most
important was to teach us perfect Akhlaq.
To gain the best Akhlaq can be compared to climbing out of a deep, dark cave.
Imagine trying to climb out from a cave as deep as the world. In the cave, our eyes
are useless, we cannot see anything. We have to feel our way with our hands. As we
climb higher, we begin to see the light, and our eyes start to open. In the same way,
when we try to improve our character, we take one step at a time, higher and higher.
The higher we get the closer we get to the light of Allah, and the better our Akhlaq
becomes.
Once we get out of the cave, we are surrounded by light and we can see for miles
and miles. We can see the sky and the sun. When we reach the top of our character,
our soul is surrounded by Allah's light, and it can see through all the darkness that
the world tries to attract us with.
It can see the path towards Allah.
It is hard work to reach that stage, but it is one of the tests in life, and the only way
that we will become true followers of the Prophet (S).
In Suratun Nur Ayat 35 and 36, Allah explains:
Light is there to guide us in the dark. What Allah is explaining to us is that He will
guide us with His light, and will help us to climb out of the cave.
I am the Light of Heaven and Earth
and I shall guide those whom I wish.
This light is found in those houses
where Allah's praise is offered day
and night. The people of these
houses are such that nothing tears
them away from the remembrance of
Allah and it is these people whom
Allah will guide onto the right path.
Suratun Ayat
Nur 35-36
Akhlaq Page 5.3 www.madressa.net
How can we improve our Akhlaq ?
We can improve our Akhlaq by trying to be good at all times, by helping others,
whether this is at home, or in the Mosque, at school or with our friends.
Whenever we do something wrong we should ask Allah for forgiveness. We must
also try our best not to repeat it again.
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