Through His noble Messenger, Muhammad (pbuh), Allah has placed the importance of good character as the best amongst mankind. Of the numerous means with which this can be sought, the most influential is the company that we keep as it shapes our thinking and defines our goals.
However, our company depends on many factors too..the people we work with, our family whom we spend time with and obviously our friends whom we choose to meet and socialise with.
Recognising good character has to come through all of this if our influences are to be positive and beneficial. So how do we recognise it?
When asked by his companions about what kind of company they should keep, the Prophet replied, “One who, when you see him, reminds you of Allah, when he speaks he adds to your knowledge and when he acts he reminds you of the hereafter.”
These 3 qualities…
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