Some noble morals and good habits need to be strived and trained. They don’t come by themselves. We have to work on it.
In a hadith from Abu Hurairah (may Allah blesses him), that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ says,
إِنَّمَا الْعِلْمُ بِالتَّعَلُّمِ، وَإِنَّمَاالْحِلْمُ بِالتَّحَلُّمِ، وَمَنْ يَتَحَرَّ الْخَيْرَ يُعْطَهُ، وَمَنْ يَتَوَقَّ الشَّرَّ يُوقَهُ
“Knowledge is acquired by seeking it, and patience is acquiring by striving to be patient. The one who strives to attain good will be given it. And, the one who strives to protect himself from evil will be protected” [al-Khateeb. Al-Albani says this hadith is hasan].
This hadith shows us that sometimes we need to train and strive to have good behaviour and good moral. Shaykh Muhammad ibn Salih Al Othaimin in the book “Makarimul Akhlak” explains that there are two kinds of morals in humans:
- Thabi’ah (congenital).
- Muktasab (needs to strive to get it).
So, if you have good habits that are already in you, then be grateful. But, the other habits you don’t have them, try to practice and work on them!
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