Four Traits for the Highest of Ranks – Imam Ghazali Quoting Imam Junaid al-Baghdadi

Imam Ghazali mentions in his Ihya’ that Imam Junaid said,

“Four traits lift a person to the highest ranks, even if their works and knowledge are little:

(1) Forbearance (hilm)
(2) Humility (tawadu`)
(3) Generosity (sakha’)
(4) Good character (husn al-khuluq)–and this is the perfection of faith.” [Ghazali, Ihya’ `Ulum al-Din]

إحياء علوم الدين – (2 / 252)
وقال الجنيد: أربع ترفع العبد إلى أعلى الدرجات وإن قل عمله وعلمه، الحلم والتواضع والسخاء وحسن الخلق وهو كمال الإيمان


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