What is the Islamic perspective on Character Education which fuels best practices at Salam School?
Character Education and focused moral teaching-Tahdhib and Akhlaq- are an essential component in teaching the true message of Islam, and linking Iman–faith with amal -action. Belief and ritual worship without moral behavior and good character are worthless.
The Prophet (S) was asked: “What is the religion?” He (S) replied: “The religion is morality.” When asked “What is woe (or affliction)?” He (S) replied, “Real affliction is lack of morality.”
On the Day of Judgment, morality will be weighed more heavily than anything else. Those whose morals are weak and deeds are slight will be judged accordingly.
The Prophet (S) said: ‘Nothing that will be weighed on the Day of Judgment will weigh heavier than moral action.” -Abu Da’ud and Tirmidhi.
Acceptance of Islam and being a Muslim carries an obligation to be the best human being one can be by following the example of Prophet Mohammad (S). The character of our beloved Prophet Mohammad (S) was the greatest testimony for the truth of his (S) message. Our conscious effort to teach and exemplify good moral behavior will help us emulate our beloved Prophet Mohammad (S) who stated: “Verily, I have been sent to perfect morals.”