Is the statement "Religion is high ethics. A person with high ethics is good at any age.” a hadith? Will you explain it?

The Answer

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“Religion is high ethics” is reported by Ghazali in Ihya (Ihya, 3/50). Zaynul-Iraqi states that this hadith is mursal.

We have not been able to find the following part of the hadith in the resources: “A person with high ethics is good at any age.”

There are many narrations about high ethics. Some of them are as follows:

“The best virtue given to a Muslim is high ethics.” (Kanzul-Ummal, h. no: 5209)

“The heaviest deed in Mizan (Scales) is high ethics.” (Ibn Hajar, Fathul-Bari, 10/458).

“A person reaches the degree of those who fast and perform prayers with his high ethics.” (Ibn Hajar, ibid)

According to some scholars, high ethics is the deed of a person who shows patience in the face of others’ infliction and who does not reciprocate rather than making others suffer. (see Ghazali, Ihya, 3/50).

“It is not possible for you to do favors to everybody with your wealth. Then, do favors to them with your high ethics and smiling face.” (Kanzul-Ummal, h.no: 5158)

An important aspect of high ethics is described in the hadith above.

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