Channel: Reda Bedeir
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What are the essential components of a good character? I'm going to be talking about six components.
And they're all starts.
And they're all starts with the letter C just to make it easy. conscience, compassion, consideration, courage, control, and confidence. So the first one, the first component of a good character that we should display is called conscience, which we pointed out to me and
I'll explain this through a story.
Wabi Sabi, Allah who is one of the Sahaba, he was sitting in his room, and he said to himself, I will go tomorrow and ask the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
about the meaning of Albert. And if
I'm gonna ask him, what's righteousness? And what's the sin?
And there was nobody with him.
And then he said, following morning, I went to the budget and the budget was packed. And the person was on the front. So I looked at him and I said, How can I make my way to him?
And I looked at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam smiled.
He said, I forgot about the people. And I started pushing them, pushing them right and left and they said, Why are you came late, you can do that.
And he smiled, I forget about everyone. And I made my way to the front. So they came to me I said, Prophet of Allah and above Salaam interrupted him, he said, Geeta, Salome. I'm Roy.
You're coming to ask me about two things. Would you like me to answer? Would you like to ask me?
And while I was done, he said there was nobody with me the last night. Halima Gibney Rasul Allah and Sami prophet of Allah. He said,
very well, if you're coming to ask me about righteousness and sin
and wildness, I said, I was stunned.
Because the roof Selim received revelation from Allah subhanaw taala. He doesn't know the unseen, he doesn't know the future. Salallahu alaihe salam.
So the prophecy Selim said
righteousness is to have a good character. Well is Maha cafe sonica wa[???]a, poly la nurse. And a sin is when you are doing something and you feel your heart is tricking you.
And you feel embarrassed. And you don't want this to be exposed in front of people. That's a sin.
That was a very concise, yet a precise definition of what a sin is. Sociologists, anthropologists, psychologists, psychiatrists can never put it in such a way eloquent, and very short.
So you're doing something and you feel your heart is breaking you and you're hiding from people who don't want this to be exposed. That's a sin.
That's the definition by the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam. So people have to have a living conscience. And that's what I mean by conscience. I gave you the example. Now I'm gonna define what's conscience. conscience is a moral compass that Allah subhana wa Taala has built inside each and every one of us.
When you do something wrong, your heart will pick you. That's a sin.
And this is why today we say, some people around you, some people all over the world, when you see them doing what they're doing, you say, Don't these people have a conscience?
When they kill, and steal, and do all these atrocities around the world.
And I'll give you another example.
There was this man who works as an accountant, and he came back home one day, and he told his mother, he said, Mom, I'm an accountant. And I deal with multi billionaire companies. And there is someone who is senior to me, who taught me something
And I can draw some money cells from here and there. And nobody will notice. Technically, I'll be right.
But ethically, I'm not. So what do you think I should do? I can make millions without anybody noticing. His mom said to him,
she was a very simple person. She said, Son, I don't know anything about the subtle and the technicalities of what you're talking about. But I only know one thing
when you go to bed,
and he can sleep comfortably with a clear conscience. And you can do this, go ahead and do it.
He said, No, I can do it.
And this is very common in our life. We can be very technical. And we can do lots of stuff, which is wrong and Haram. And we know ethically it's wrong, but we do it. Why? Because nobody can catch me.
That's the meaning of conscience. So number one, in the essential components of a good character, is to have a living conscience. Meaning what when that red light, that moral compass within you, when that red light goes off, it means you're doing something wrong. When you feel uncomfortable, and you look around you you don't want anyone to see this. This is a sin. Have a living conscience.