Advice to the graduating scholars: Necessity of moral discipline

Addressing the final session of the Hadith text Sahih al Bukhari sayyidi wa sanadi Shaikh Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani (Allah preserve him) emphasized on the necessity of moral discipline. This is essential to make our actions worthy of reward as Imam Bukhari (Allah have mercy on him) has alluded to in the closing chapter on his book. He said,

‘The acquistion of the fine equilibrium required for moral characteristics of an individual as recommended by the standards of Quran and Sunna is possible (only) by being in the company of the pious (ahlul Allah) (for this specific purpose) and effacing one’s self (nafs, eccentric ideas, impermissible desires, boastful expectations, etc.)  in front of them.’

Khatam e Bukhari sharif 1433, Darul Uloom Karachi approx 43mins onwards