This Du’a has been taught by Imam Sajjad (as) and is a clear indication of the loftiness of moral virtues expected of a believer. Islam believes in the elevation of the human being, that a human is a great and dignified creation, far above the animal world. One of the signs of this dignity is the possession of noble and magnanimous qualities.
In order to achieve this behavioral excellence, man needs to overcome his base and selfish attributes, and cultivate noble qualities. In this Du”a the Imam specifies these qualities, and shows how we can try to inculcate them in ourselves. Taken as a lesson in Akhlaq, the Du’a is a wonderful program for those who wish to excel in good manners.
“The most complete in faith among the believers is he who has the best manners.” [Holy Prophet (s)]
“Habituate yourself to magnanimity, and choose for yourself the most excellent of all etiquettes, for virtuous behavior is a habit. Avoid the most low of all etiquettes, and struggle with yourself to avoid it, for evil is stubborn.” [Imam Ali (a)]
Dua Makarimul Akhlaq- His Supplication on Noble Moral Traits
Arabic with English Translation