Author: Muhammad al-Ghazali; Dr. Mufti A. H. Usmani (translator)
Publisher: Kazi Publications (August 2004)
Pages: 178 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Muslim Character is a translation of Muhammad al-Ghazzali's Khuluq al-Muslim in American English. The book presents the comprehensive nature of Islamic morality, which covers all aspects of life-public as well as private, religious as well as social, economic as well as political. Islamic morality is not limited to Muslim society, but it extends to human society Islam links the origin of all human beings to a single pair of parents and upholds the principles of equality, justice, and fairness to all human beings regardless of their race, color, or faith. Islam respects all life and treats it with compassion and kindness, whether it be that of human beings or animals. As a religion of the Middle Way, Islam rejects extremism and emphasizes tolerance, forgiveness, and moderation. The reform of society begins with the reform of the individual.
The essential qualities of Muslim character are God consciousness, truthfulness, trust, sincerity, tolerance, forgiveness, patience, fairness in dealings, brotherhood, love, mercy and generosity. This personality is attainable and was exemplified by the Messenger of God, who was sent to perfect moral character. A Muslim has to strive for it with the Messenger of God as the best role model.
Author Information :
The translator, Dr. Mufti A. H. Usmani, retired professor of English, has devoted his time and skills to the propagation of Islam. He was the founding president of the Muslim Society of Memphis, has been actively involved in Islamic work and has served locally and nationally on various committees and organizations. He has authored Islamic Perspectives: Khutabat and published articles, given lectures and talks, and spoken on TV and radio about Islam and Muslims.