FOUNDATIONS OF MORAL EXCELLENCE
As-Salaam Alaikum,FOUNDATIONS OF MORAL EXCELLENCE[ALLAH'S Quran - 4:36] “Worship Allah and associate nothing with Him, and to parents do good, and to relatives, orphans, the needy, the near neighbour, the neighbour farther away, the companion at your side, the traveller, and those whom your right hands possess. Indeed, Allah does not like those who are self-deluding and boastful.”The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) has said :1- [PARENTS] – [Bukhari, Book #52, Hadith #41] “Narrated Abdullah bin Masud: I asked Allah's Apostle, "O Allah's Apostle! What is the best deed?" He replied, "To offer the prayers at their early stated fixed times." I asked, "What is next in goodness?" He replied, "To be good and dutiful to your parents." I further asked, what is next in goodness?" He replied, "To participate in Jihad in Allah's Cause." I did not ask Allah's Apostle anymore and if I had asked him more, he would have told me more.”2- [NEIGHBOURS & GUESTS] – [Malik’s Muwatta, Book #49, Hadith #49.10.22] “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should be generous to his neighbour. Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, should be generous to his guest. His welcome is for a day and a night, and his hospitality is for three days.”3- [CHILDREN] – [Muslim, Book #030, Hadith #5736] “Abu Huraira reported that al-Aqra' b. Habis saw Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) kissing Hasan. He said: I have ten children, but I have never kissed any one of them, whereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: He who does not show mercy (towards his children), no mercy would be shown to him.”4- [ORPHANS] – [Malik’s Muwatta, Book #17, Hadith #17.6.14] “Yahya related to me from Malik that he had heard that A'isha, the wife of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to give the property of the orphans that were in her house to whoever would use it to trade with on their behalf.”5- [ARROGANT] – [Bukhari, Book #60, Hadith #440] “Narrated Haritha bin Wahb Al-Khuzai: I heard the Prophet saying. ........And may I inform you of the people of the Hell-Fire? They are all those violent, arrogant and stubborn people."