Message of Thaqalayn

A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Studies

Good-Naturedness in Islam: Its Signs and Effects

For those who strive to perfect themselves, good nature, or husne khulq, tends to be at the top of their list during the spiritual journey. Indeed, good-naturedness has been emphasized in the Qur’an and hadiths, as God’s prophets possessed the highest level of it as they touched everyone’s hearts with their warm-heartedness, mercy, and kindness. The present article offers a glimpse into the concept of good-naturedness as defined and emphasized in the Qur’an, hadiths, and as practiced by believers. Furthermore, the methods of behaving towards wrongdoers and reinforcing good nature, as well as the signs of good nature on a personal and social level are also described.


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