Before starting to explain the moral teachings of Islam, it is important to review the history of the development of the science of akhlāq in Islam. In this lesson we will start with the Qur’an and the Prophet (s). After this we will examine
the issue of morality in other Islamic sources which we have inherited from the Ahl al-Bayt (a), such as Nahj al-Balāghah and al-Sahīfa al-Sajjādīyah. We will also mention some of the most significant books on akhlāq written in the centuries after the time of the Prophet (s) and the Ahl al-Bayt (a).