The Ideal Muslim

Dr. Muhammad Ali al-Hashimi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 110 | Size: 1 MB

The Ideal Muslim: The True Islamic Personality of the Muslim man.


Publisher’s Note
Translator’s Foreword

Chapter One:

The Muslim and His Rabb
The believer is alert
Obedient to the commands of his Rabb
He has a sense of responsibility for those under his authority
He accepts the will and decree of Allah (SWT)
The one who turns to Allah (SWT) in repentance
His main concern is the pleasure of his Rabb
He regularly performs the duties and good deeds required by Islam
He is a true slave of Allah (SWT)
He often reads Qur’an

Chapter Two:

The Muslim and His own self
Moderation in food and drink
He Exercises regularly
His body and clothes are clean
Good Appearance
His Mind: Knowledge is an obligation and an honor for the Muslim
Continuously seeking knowledge until death
What Muslims need to know?
The Muslim should be proficient in his specialty
The Muslim exposes himself to information about other fields
The Muslim is proficient in a foreign language
The Muslim soul
The Muslim polishes his soul through worship
He keeps company with righteous people and joins religious gathering
He frequently repeats Dua’ s and supplications described in hadith

Chapter Three:

The Muslim and His Parents
Treating them with kindness and respect (Birr)
He recognized their status and knows his duties towards them
He is kind and respectful towards them even if they are not Muslim
He is extremely reluctant to disobey them
His Mother comes first, then his father
He treats his parents’ friends well
How does he show kindness and respect towards them?

Chapter Four:

The Muslim and His Wife
Islamic View of Marriage and Woman
The ideal Muslim’s wife
He follows the guidance of Islam in his married life
The true Muslim is an ideal husband
One of the most successful husbands
He understands his wife and respects her feelings
He helps her to make up for her failings and weaknesses
He knows how to strike a balance between pleasing his wife and treating his mother with due kindness and respect
He fully understands his role as a protector and maintainer (qawwam) of his wife

Chapter Five:

The Muslim and His Children
He understands his great responsibility towards his children
He uses the best methods in bringing them up
He demonstrates his love and affection for them
He spends on them, willingly and generously
He does not discriminate between sons and daughters in his affection and spending
He is alert to everything that may have an influence on them
He equally treats all his children
He instills good behavior and attitudes in them

Chapter Six:

The Muslim and His Relatives
The Muslim upholds the ties of kinship according to the teachings of Islam
He maintains the ties of kinship even if his relatives are not Muslim
He fully understands the meaning of upholding the ties of kinship
He maintains the ties of kinship even if his relatives fail to do so

Chapter Seven:

The Muslim and His Neighbors
He is the best of people in his dealings with his neighbors
He is aware of the Islamic teachings concerning good treatment of neighbors
The true Muslim is tolerant towards his neighbor
He likes for his neighbor what he likes for himself
The misery that befalls humanity because of the lack of true Islamic morals and manners
The Muslim treats his neighbor in the best way he can
His generosity is directed towards both Muslim and non-Muslim neighbors
He starts with the neighbor whose home is closest to his own
The true Muslim is the best neighbor
Bad neighbors
The bad neighbor is a person who is deprived of the blessing of faith
The bad neighbor is a person whose good deeds are not accepted
The true Muslim is careful to avoid falling into sin where his neighbor is concerned
His good treatment of his neighbor is not lacking
He puts up with his neighbor’s mistakes and bad treatment
He does not give tit-for-tat
He knows his neighbor’s rights over him

Chapter Eight:

The Muslim and His Friends and Brothers in Islam
He loves them for the sake of Allah (SWT)
The status of two who love one another for the sake of Allah (SWT)
The effect of love for the sake of Allah (SWT) on the life of Muslims
He does not forsake or abandon his brother
He is tolerant and forgiving towards them
He meets them with a smiling face
He is sincere towards them
He has a natural inclination towards kindness and faithfulness
He is kind to his brothers
He does not gossip about them
He avoids arguing with them, making hurtful jokes and breaking promises
He is generous and prefers his brothers over himself
He prays for his brothers in their absence

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