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The Four Traits Needed for Completeness

August 31st, 2015
Shaykh ‘Abd-ul-lāh Al-Bukhāry (hafithahullah)
Sharh Risaalah Akhlaaq Al 'Ulamaa By Imaam Al Aajooree (rahimahullah). Tape: 5 Minute 5:33
Abu 'Abdis Salaam Al Juyaanee

Imaam Ash-Shaafi'ee (rahimahullah) said,

A man is not complete unless he possesses four (traits):
  1. Religiosity
  2. Trustworthiness
  3. Preservation
  4. Balance

Shaykh 'Abdullah Al Bukhaari (hafithahullah) said,

He will not be complete except with these four:

  1. Religiosity: Thus, he is truly religious for the sake of Allah.
  2. Trustworthiness: There is no imaan for the one who has no trustworthiness with him. Trustworthiness (must be displayed) in (both) statements and actions.
  3. Preservation: Thus that he preserves his religion, his honor, his wealth, his intellect, as well as the honor of the Muslims, their blood, wealth, and religion.
  4. Balance: How does balance and intelligence point to completion? (It points to completion) because it is from complete manhood (and womanhood).