Prophet Muhammad (s) was himself primarily a moral figure. If we were to characterise his life using a single heading, we could describe his life as a moral life; it was a life filled with the fragrance of morality, so much so that in the Qur’an God says to the Prophet (s):
وَ إِنَّكَ لَعَلىَ خُلُقٍ عَظِيم And indeed you possess a great character. (68:4)
The Prophet (s) also expressed the significance of akhlāq in his words and in his teachings. Thus, many hadiths of the Prophet (s) are related to akhlāq.