The issue of good behaviour is imperative in Islam. Behaviour is the mirror of a family. If any one’s behaviour is good then he is honoured and termed as a dignified person although he has no wealth and property. On the other hand, a person might possess many wealth and property, but his/her behaviour is bad. Then, he is considered to be a bad person to everybody. He will never be able to earn popularity in the hearts of people. As such, Allah in His holy Qur’an and our Prophet’s Sunnat stressed repeatedly on learning good behaviour and its practice in our daily life. Suratul Tahrim: Ayat No.6: “you save yourselves and family members”. Tabeyee Hazrat Mozahid Rahmatullahi Alaihi explained it as “you invite your other members of the family to be afraid of Allah and teach them good behaviour.
A person of good behaviour talks politely and maintains a neat and clean image with pure heart and noble character. The main feature of good behaviour is to behave with any one politely. I speak in a good manner, wear tasteful dress, when I pass through, all stand up, stop working and follow me, but if my behaviour with others is very cruel, my utterance stop their laughter, my behaviour hamper their joyous mood then it should be assumed that I am yet to acquire the good manner.
Ibne Quayeem Rahmaullahi Alaihi said that good behaviour is the criteria of success and good luck. On the other hand, misbehaviour leads to the way of unluck and demise. Nothing is parallel to good character for bringing welfare in the worldly life and hereafter.
About good character, Abu Umama Baheli Raziallahu Anhu uttered a very important Hadit: “Hazrat Rasulallahu Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam told “the person who keeps away himself from any argument, although he is correct, will be awarded with a house in Zannat. “the person who refrains from talking lies, will be awarded with a house in the middle point of Zannat and “the person who practices good behaviour during his worldly life will be awarded with a house at the highest peak of Zannat. --(Abu Daud Sharif)—Sahaba Azmain Raziallahu Anhum said, Yia Rasulallah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam, “a woman spent the whole night in Tahazzud Salat, spent the day time by fasting and performed other Islamic rituals regularly, but her behaviour is very bad.”
Rasulallah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam replied, “that the woman is leading a life of Zahannam.”
Sahaba Azmain Raziallahu Anhum this time said, Yia Rasulallah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam, “there is another woman who does not perform so many Islamic rituals, but her behaviour is very good and so sweet that if someone goes to her, his/her mind becomes fresh, joyous, frustration goes away, get inspired.”
Rasulallah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam replied, “that woman is leading a life of Zannat.”
Abdullah Ibne-Mubarak Rahmatullahi Alaihi said, “a little learning of good behaviour is better than acquiring huge knowledge”. Ibne Malique Rahmatullahi Alaihi said, my mother wearing me a Turban and sent me to Rabeya, the empress of knowledge as saying, go and first take lesson from her about decent behaviour, before the lessons of wisdom.” Abdullah Ibne Wahhab Rahmatullahi Aalihi said that Imam Maleque Rahmatullahi Alaihi taught us the art of good manner and secondly, the wisdom.” Ismail Ibne Ulaiya Rahmatullahi Alaihi said that more than five thousand people gathered at a time at the Majlish of “Ahmad (Rahmatullahi Alaihi. Out of them, five hundred followers were engaged in writings and noting while other huge people learn knowledge and strategies of good behaviour.
Khatib-e-Baghdadi Rahmatullahi Alaihi said that the foremost duties of the Hadith-learners are: they will be the ideal of good behaviour, the highest ranking modest and top most practitioners of Islamic rituals. On the other hand, they will be the least in anger and indiscretion. Because, they are the containers and bearers of Hadith and Huzur Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam’s best character, obeying, civility, decency. The noble lifestyle of the family members of Huzur Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam and Sahaba Azmain Raziallahu Anhum and the tradition of their predecessors are the sources of inspirations. And that is why they will choose the better than the best and discard all odds and bad.
The writer is the chairman of the Bangladesh