What Is Righteousness? A Companion Asks

An-Nawas ibn Sam`an (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (peace an blessings be upon him) said:

Righteousness is in good character, and wrongdoing is that which wavers in your soul, and which you dislike people finding about it” (Muslim)

This beautiful hadith was the Prophet’s answer for a question of An-Nawas ibn Sam`an about birr, or righteousness, and sin.

Dr. Mohamed Allali, Imam and expert and Tarbiyah (self-development), reflects in this video on these two definitions given by the Prophet about the two terms.

 In this Video:

– Two meanings of the term “Birr”

– Significance of good character in Islam

– How to be closer to the Prophet in Paradise

– 2 ways to identify a sin

– Role of Fitrah in spotting evil