THE ISLAMIC PERSONALITY
Muhammad Sharif Said ibn Philip Cherry
With the resurgence of Islam amongst the Muslim youth today, it is unfortunate to observe that many of those who fervently call to Islam, and those who attach themselves to Islam are in fact far removed from the true Islamic personality.
So beautiful is the Islamic personality, that it led many a non-Muslim into Islam - yet the callers of today mar the beauty of Islam and deter the people with their un-islamic characters. Hence in this prevalent situation, much effort and education is needed to filter this blemished personality from all characteristics alien to Islam and to supersede it with the noble Islamic personality mentioned therein.
We ask Allah, the Greatest One who responds, that this book becomes a firm pivot through which the reader cultivates his soul and hastens to emulate the Prophet and his Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) so that he can adorn and refine his personality upon their true way, following it and subsequently calling to it. Ameen.
Purity and Sincerity of Intention
Justice and being Justly Balanced
Striving against one's Desires
Returning to the Truth
Seeking to make excuses for other Muslims
The Muslim does not harbor envy
Following and applying Divine Guidance.
The Muslim has No Free Time
The Muslim's piety and Self Restraint
The Muslim is honest and Truthful in All His Affairs
Knowledge for Knowledge
The Believer is the Mirror for His Brother
The Muslim's Struggle and His Devil
Remembrance of Allah
The Muslim does not fall into Backbiting
The Muslim does not pry into matters that do not concern him
All of His actions are for Allah
The Muslim repents and turns back to Allah.
The Essential Characteristics of His Personality
A Time for this and a Time for that
He Does not Take Sins Lightly
The Muslim does not Commit Oppression
He is not a Carrier of Malicious reports
He is not Attached to this World
Disassociation from this World
The Muslim is Contented and Satisfied
Devotion to the Religion of Islam
How the Muslim Deals with People
The Muslim's Character
The Muslim knows his Own Worth
He Hopes for good for Himself and His brothers
Ordering Good and Forbidding Evil
Being Cautious to Avoid Animosity and Dissension
The Means to escape the Trial which Befalls the People