One Step Closer - Good Character
Author: Moutasem al-Hameedy
One of the keys to paradise, one of the weightiest deeds in your scale on the Day of Judgment, one of the main elements of happiness, contentment and success in this life and in the Hereafter.
Good character is much deeper than being an attitude, it is an act of worship that is always with us, everywhere, because this is Islam, and Islam is the way that to be lived not to be kept behind walls, we don’t have secularism and separation between religion and state, everything works in harmony under the umbrella of Islam.
Any act of worship needs the basis that is Tawheed, without it the good character will give fruit only in this life, but not in the Hereafter.
We can attain good character by being mindful about the Names and the Attributes of Allah, that we deal with His creation accordingly as He deals with us. We can attain it as well by following the example of the prophet (peace be upon him) who was a Qur’an walking on earth.
Good character means that you are dutiful to Allah, and you understand that you are created to worship Him, contemplating on this will give you a sense of direction, and keep in mind that good character is something that can never be faked, it has to come from your heart, if it doesn’t then it is not real, it doesn’t work, when you are concern about people this will show in your external attitude, people will see it, benefit from it and appreciate it, and this is the most practical thing that we can use with people, bad character ruins everything.